It was only a few months ago that Thomas and I found ourselves in John Lewis, having a genuine conversation about an ‘Asiatic Pheasant‘ dinner service. Terrifying. Thankfully, we quickly realised what was happening, and went to the pub instead….
As the (last) recession crept up, pubs and restaurants got a lot of airtime. And not for a good reason.
Back in 2009, 52 pubs were closing each week and there was just a 20% chance that a restaurant would survive its first two years. Scrimping and saving was having a knock-on effect, and the future seemed bleak….
What, with Tom “The Mad Scientist” Pellereau claiming victory in this year’s Apprentice, it seems that innovations are in, and ‘geek’ is even chicer than ever.
So, I thought I’d pay tribute with some of my favourite food-geekery.
Let me know if I’ve left off any gems, and I can add them to my list: firstname.lastname@example.org