What's the point of a recipe postcard? No, these are not from a kitchen accessories shop selling "Kiss the Cook" aprons and oinking pig fridge magnets, but from a regular English stationery store, next to the usual "Greetings from England" postcards with laughing Oxford gargoyles and Union Jack underpants.
The question is, who should receive these? They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and since the heart of my man lives across the pond, maybe I should woo him with recipes for food I would be making him. Or maybe, next time I am invited to a dinner party, and the hostess's food leaves much to be desired, my thank you note can be something along these lines—nice squash risotto, here's how it should have been done.
I could also see a friend sending me the postcard for Easy Peasy Soup as a salutation from Royal Britannia (easy peasy is quite British). I suppose, in all honestly, that would be even sweeter than garden-fresh English spring peas. But that is truly the only situation I can imagine, especially since the postcard for Spiced Pears includes ketchup in the ingredients list. Who would you send these to?
Honest Stationery & Greetings Cards, 151 Cowley Road, Oxford UK (map)
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