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Guatemala, meaning ‘place of many trees’, is a heavily forested and mountainous nation in Central America. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. 724 more words

North America

Radish and runner bean som tam with pub snacks

I’m trying to cut out the carbs. I love love love carbs but when you look in the mirror and you realise your chins are on the verge of being visible from space, you have to act and act fast. 229 more words

Pork Scratchings

Mass Observation

This is an exercise in pub Mass Observation, as part of Boak and Bailey’s challenge for The Session, asking bloggers to “take a notebook to a pub or bar — any one you fancy — and write a note of what you observe”. 559 more words

Not Sport

Lacuna at H. Smith Butchers

Thank you to local superstar, Uwe Meier of H. Smith Butchers (Lowesmoor, Worcester).  Uwe is proudly sporting the Lacuna book launch poster in his window! 125 more words


Getting cosy with Kess.

This feels like an inception moment, giving an interview inside a room lavishly decked out in the same decadent décor as that in The Interview, the new game from MadPea. 1,107 more words


Porchetta scratchings

I love pork scratchings. Not the puffy light ones they call ‘pork crunch’. No, they’re rubbish. Airy imposters. The proper heavy deep fried chunks of pig exterior – that’s what I’m talking about. 52 more words



As a younger man I remember spending time in English pubs. In those days, food was not usually offerred, unless it was a cob* at lunch time (which confusingly, we called dinner).  238 more words