Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 1: London

We have arrived safely in London. Got in about 7:30am and headed for myhotelchelsea. Checked in and had a delicious Eggs Benedict to recover from the flight. A nap. And then a quick tube ride to Westminster to see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey.

I went into the Conran store close to the hotel and found a cookbook which I haven’t seen yet in the US: Jamie’s America. I wonder if it will be coming out in the US before too long. It has a sort of ‘cowboy’ look to it. Some of the recipes look great and the photos are wonderful—one is of an illegal Peruvian restaurant where from all appearances he was having a great time. The second one features a cook I've never heard of before. Marcus Wareing's Nutmeg and Custard. A very fine combination. I'll see what I can find out about him. I didn't buy either for several reasons: the prices, the weight, and the metric recipes (which I can manage but not well).

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