Following the several threads about nostalgic British sweets, but not specifically on classic baked fare made popular by dear Mr Kipling - who brought us the Bakewell slice, Cherry Bakewells, jam tarts, Battenburg cake, treacle tarts etc:
- does anyone here, expat in the US crave these tea treats, opinions?
- know of a bakery in the US that sell these esp. the Bakewell tart?
Nothing beats a warm slice with thick custard...
Unless you're still recovering from the New Year (or the North East blizzard) in a ditch somewhere, or not from the US, you'd be aware of the $355 Million jackpot that was finally won this week.
Before you quit your job, and solve world hunger, what decadent foodie adventure would you celebrate with?
I'd be excited about the accessability of great food around the world...in my new private jet :)
So I'll fly back to the Far East to get my family, and celebrate at this hole in the wall seafood restaurant, where you pick out live seafood and choose how you want them cooked. Then off to San Sebastian in Spain to dine at Arzak, stop for a pintxos or two, and then perhaps stop by the UK to meet more family and take over the Fat Duck for another lavish meal...etc, etc..
(fyi, I'll have my personal trainer in tow to work off the pounds!).
How would you celebrate your millions?
If you harbour (or not) ambitions to be on any of the current TV food shows, which would it be and why?
I'd jump at the chance to experience Spain and good conversation with Mario, Bittman, Claudia and Gwyneth on Spain, On the Road Again.
What could be better than driving along a coastal seafront in an open-top Merc and then sampling seafood a la plancha!
Go on, what's your secret TV ambition?
I'm generally in a foul mood until I get my morning joe. So when I hit my local coffee place (it's a chain, not S'B#$%), 15 mins after it opens, I'd expect everything to be all set for paying customers.
So when my coffee of choice is not even ready, and they don't get my bagel toasted just so (I do request), it's a bad start to the day - despite the well-meaning smiley staff.
What are your early morning gripes?
I know this leaves some burger purists cold, but as a non-beef eater for religious reasons, and for the sake of other non-red meat eaters out there, please pass on the word of the best turkey burger or 'other' pattie between a bun, with good fries, in the City.
I don't think I've come across anything worth reporting, hence the need for some advice. I find that at the top beef burger places, the 'other' burgers are usually an after-thought.
Much appreciated, people!
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