How could I lose a whole day?
Then I realised this probably wasn't the first time I've lost whole days, it used to be a regular occurance back in my boozier youth. I have since amended the NoshBlog homepage and it's now all back to normal.
He also said he had seen pigs uterus in Chinatown as well (see 24/5/2005) though never offered any recipe or quidelines as to how to cook them (I suspect he didn't risk them either). Go for it Rick, stew up some pig uterus in a nice spicy broth and let me know how they taste. I wont try them myself however, I'm just not that brave. Maybe you could have it with the dolcelatte sauce you have a recipe for on your website, that would probably be a world's first.
I also got an interesting email from my goodly chum Dr. Phileus A. Welshegg, and will reproduce it in its entirety here:
Just to encourage you to fume some more?..
I was talking to a German person regarding your NoshBlog the other day and explaining your quest etc etc. This person was still labouring under the misapprehension that British Food was still in the dark ages and ventured that you would struggle to find anything to eat if you had to eat out for a whole year. I explained that you were something of an epicurean soul and had the ability to cater for yourself. Before I could finish, she muttered 'just as well or he'd starve'. Unfortunately my phone rang before I could kill her with a blunt instrument. It seems the Germans think that we are all pie and fish bound Neanderthals. And to top it all, this coming from a woman who has lived for 25 years in the good 'ol US of bloody A.
In reponse I believe she should be killed, that would be for the best I think don't you. Sadly Phil never sent me
her address or I'd be on the plane to America or Germany or wherever it is she lives right now.
Hurrah and hussar, I'm back in Manchester today. Another train journey with an unpleasant stop
at Birmingham New Street Station but apart from that it wasn't too bad. I got back in plenty of
time to make myself a tasty turkey pie and some little date tarts. I don't eat enough pie, then who does?
Home Made Date and Honey Tarts - sweet, oh so sweet.
Turkey Pot Pie (Filling)
500g Minced Turkey
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Rashers Bacon
1 Glass White Wine
1 Stick Celery
1 Tbsp Plain Flour
50ml Single Cream
Few Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
Salt and Pepper
250g Plain Flour
Date and Honey Pastries (Filling)
4 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Mixed Spice
*All quantities are very approximate and for two people