Intrepid Optimist

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Category Archives: Gourmet

Some Things are Never Forgotten

No doubt, you all have your best meal stories to share, so I should feel no reluctance in passing on, possibly repeating, because best meal stories bear repetition. The unsurpassed … Continue reading

August 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

A Life-saving Picnic Basket

I am sure many will agree with me, that there is nothing more enjoyable than a picnic in the company of friends, with choice food and in a setting of … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

A Perfect Sunday Evening

The thoughts that come to me or other men when dining alone are, I suppose much stranger than men themselves. I have invented more than one peculiar platter when I felt … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 5 Comments

A Gourmet’s Lament

It is sad to admit I no longer can I dine heavily at unusual hours, filling my stomach with the adolescent pleasure of hot curries and starchy pies – no … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Just a Load of Tripe

In case of confusion, I am not referring to tripe as in trash, rubbish or the nonsense some of our politicians are tend to spout. I mean tripe as in … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 6 Comments

Where has all the Gravy Gone?

Dined out last night in what can be called a first class restaurant. Not for the first time I commented on the lack of sauce being served. The gravy itself … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

Not Your Average Burger

A few years back I was on a short assignment in the Bahamas. I was fortunate to be accompanied around Nassau by an earthily, handsome Bahamian detective by the enchanting … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 8 Comments

Service – The Perfect Waiter

World wide, turn on any TV channel these days and I guarantee you will see one or another of your favourite TV chefs in ego action, preaching, teaching, advising and … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dining and Whining.

Oh my Gaawd! Am I that old? Another blow to my very being. Turned up for a lunch last Sunday and became fast aware I was not just old – … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 13 Comments
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