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What luck - In response to Peter Winny's letter re: Garibaldis in Victoria, I work just around the corner, and know for a fact that you can buy them in one of the Newsagents along Strutton Ground market.
Specifically the newsagent up at the NatWest end, with the frankly bizarre display of pot noodles in the front window.
Hope this helps,
|PLEASE HELP US NICEY!|
My fellow snackers at work & I have a huge problem that you may be able to help with through the medium of your NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com site. Here in Victoria we have found that our usual purveyors of noble Garibaldi - King of dunking biscuits, Sainsbury; has let us down badly. They seem to have withdrawn the champion chomp from their shelves in favour of less desirable ‘cookies’, ‘muffins’, ‘doughnuts’ and other items from the ‘in store bakery’!
We have searched the length & breadth of SW1 and can find no sign or crumb of Garibaldi. Is this another initiative by the Government or an EU Directive? Will we all find ourselves sitting at pavement cafes, sipping cappuccino and trying vainly to remove cross ant flakes from our cheeks and fingers?? Where will it all end?
I trust that you will muster the Garibaldi eating fraternity and march on Whitehall demanding equal biscuits for all!
|Nicey replies: That's not right at all. You need to have words with the store, most will get in what they think sells in their locale. Once something goes its unlikely to get reinstated by pure chance. Tell them what you think of their muffins and doughnuts, and that you want proper biscuits. Try turning up in an angry mob, possibly carrying pointy sticks with muffins impaled upon them.|
Sure you may have read or seen about this but if not thought i'd draw your attention to it. A restaurant in Berkshire called the Fat Duck has just been awarded "Best Restaurant In The World" and one thing on it's menu is a cup of tea which is both hot and cold at the same time. Apparantly you have to remove a divider before drinking yet, the hot and cold sides of the drink stay as such. This incredible phenomenon is performed by something called science. So the beauty of it is that you can drink from the cold side, the hot side or half and half.
The only question I have is, who likes cold tea anyway?
|Nicey replies: Jim,
Yes I was tipped off about this a week or two ago but I dismissed it out of hand, as its plainly wrong. When will they ever learn? As you say who wants to drink cold tea? I think the laws of physics and the forces of chaos would in fact soon ensure that you had luke warm tea despite their claims.
||Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
While returning home from San Francisco last week, boredom forced me to flick through the pages of BA’s in-flight magazine High Life. One of the journalists ( Ed Grenby) had been given the job of reviewing five lesser known Britsh festivals, including the Edinburgh Harp Festival, the Lancashire Food festival and the Bonsai Festival. I must say he seemed more than under-whelmed.
His final quip went “And if undersized undergrowth wasn’t exciting enough, April also sees the return on the (n)ever stimulating North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival (What next ? A festival of sitting down with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit?)”
Having suffered two tea-less weeks in the states I would have been the first in the queue at such a festival. In fact the more I thought about it the more it seemed like a good idea, (possibly an effect of tannin withdrawal) Perhaps you should call his bluff and organize something.
|Nicey replies: Fiona,
This Mr Grenby seems to be a bit unbalanced, even if he does appear to be aware of our work. Quite apart from all the lovely treats from Lancashire to feast upon, and the glorious walking to be had in Exmoor, the idea of a large organised event celebrating tea, biscuits and sit downs seems perfectly sensible. In fact the Queen has one each summer, although I don't think anybody is allowed to sit down.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
Recently, I have noticed a hell of alot of talk about Tunnocks Teacakes on your site, and, so, I thought I should put in my two cents (or pence, depending on how continental/american you're feeling).
I don't get them. Marshmallow and biscuit has never appealed to me, Wagon Wheels make me want to throw up, and the marshmallow in teacakes is all gooey and icky. Maybe they're just not for me, but with everyone saying how great they were, I felt I needed to say something. I can't the only person who doesn't like them.
|Nicey replies: Kate,
You're only playing into their hands. Look now there is another email up on the site about mallow based biscuits. Has anybody noticed the wonderful picture based review links I wonder?