EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

We live an age of neo-puritanism, when the John Knoxes, Gerard Winstanleys and Lodowicke Muggletons of our day preach doom and destruction, repentance or death, much as their predecessors did in the 15th and 16th centuries. The tone and nature of their utterances is scarcely distinguishable. Thou shall not eat meat. Thou shalt not drink. […]

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HERD INSTINCT

Veganuary! God help us. Vegans to the left of us, vegans to the right of us, vegans in front of us volley and thunder. There is no escaping vegans, veganism and vegan foods. Television. Newspaper. Magazine. Radio. Social media. It’s a vegan plague, a vegan epidemic, a vegan eruption. What have we done to deserve […]

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DAFFODIL MULLIGAN (again)

And there he is, the same barrel-bodied, chunky-faced, ebullient figure he was from the very beginning. The drift of short, curly hair is almost white now, and there are a few more lines around the eyes, but the eyes themselves still flash with the same humour, intelligence and devilment they did when I first met […]

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RESTAURANT ALOUETTE

So there we were, two English, two Danes, one American, one Irishman standing outside Alouette, a restaurant with a French name in a derelict industrial site in a dodgy area of Copenhagen (if Copenhagen has a dodgy area). The address was Sturlasgade 14P, 1.2300 Copenhagen S. That meant nothing to me or my daughter, Lois, […]

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