Overheard in Waitrose. A source of endless amusement:
“Noah, you’ve had enough Manchego for one day”
“Darling, do we need Parmesan for both houses?”
“Don’t rummage in the reduced bin, someone from the golf club might see you.”
I love the class-based hilarity which us Brits can find from the simple act of shopping. And I also love how Waitrose has made no attempt to shirk the class associations. Last week I stumbled across a page which questioned the Waitrose Essentials range. How does one get through the day without some Essential Vermicelli Nests, for example? The Essential Ironing Water, or the Essential Waitrose Profiteroles. Because a life without profiteroles is not a life worth living….
But it made me think of all those other frivolous little things in a kitchen, which put a smile on your face. Why get boring old oven gloves when you can get comedy oven gloves instead, or the birch handled dish washing brush. So this week’s Pot Luck goes out to aesthetes, and entirely unnecessary, but rather lovely things for the kitchen.
Top left, clockwise
- Licence to Grill oven gloves, Stuart Gardiner Design, £22
- 8.5″ kitchen scissors and 7″ household scissors, William Whiteley & Sons, from £14.54
- Cress heads, Polly George, from £20
- Vintage ceramic swan butter dish, The Foodie Bugle, £12.50
- Long handle dish brush, Dyke & Dean, £15
- Marimekko ice cream bowl, Finnish Design Shop, reduced to €27.90