A Dearth of Pleasure: The Curse of Modern Food Writing

Thankfully, the Millennium Bridge across the River Thames didn’t sway under my feet that day, giving lie to its other name, the Wobbly Bridge. But the chilling wind whipped at everything not tied down, painting a disagreeable redness on my nose and a deep-seated hunger in my belly. The aroma of roasting sugary peanuts floated … More A Dearth of Pleasure: The Curse of Modern Food Writing

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 7

The waiting’s the worst, in a way. I’m used to the solitude, for that is the way of writers. No solitude, no writing. But, again, this is different. Words from others who’ve survived plagues seem to offer some solace now, a morbid preoccupation. And I’m not the only one with this symptom of the times. … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 7