Category: Paul

Satanic sustenance

According to a bizarre article at The Viewspaper, coffee is the devil’s own drink. I rarely drink it myself – only normally after a large meal in a formal setting, when it tends to come as the fourth or fifth course,...

An excellent combination

If you’ve ever owned a toasting device, such as the George Foreman grilling machine, you will understand that if you wish to make a toasted sandwich with one, it’s best to include cheese in the filling, so it melts and combines...

Maypole Antipasto

The owners of this Cambridge pub are from Italy, and it shows in their Antipasto Mediterranean. The dish comes served with two pieces of large, crusty bread, and the main part of the meal is made from sundried tomatoes, olives, feta...

Snackjack

Occasionally, I pop into town to perform some task with the university. In general, this takes a few hours (library work and similar), so I always take in something to eat. When I forget to pack something from home, I pick...

Traditional combo

That it may be, but it was still excellent. A friend and I were out enjoying the weather and window-shopping for a netbook, when we realised it was quite late and we ought to continue the fun and dine out. (Another...

Dark delight

I walked past Hotel Chocolat whilst out getting my voicemail fixed, and was very tempted to go in and buy some aids for my academic activity. However, I then noticed the prices and decided a somewhat more special occasion was required,...

Pulp included

Today, I awoke to a fridge with the last meal-sized portion of smoked salmon left over. I took a very thin slice of crust from the end of a granary loaf, coated it with olive oil spread, then lay the smoked...

Vicarious vice

As I’m not drinking at the moment, to keep a clear head for academic purposes, when a friend ordered a ‘Bon-Bon’ cocktail at B, Cambridge, I took the merest sip, to taste, as it was a new cocktail to me. The...

Back of The Regal

This is the back of our local Wetherspoons (in Cambridge called The Regal). It’s quite an unusual structure, and offers excellent shelter in several ways: it removes you from the reputedly potentially violent customers inside, it means you have far less...