Sunday, July 23, 2006

If they can put a man on the moon, surely the U.K. can get better fruit and veg?

So my main question and beef with living in the U.K. is where is all the good food that you can get by crossing that little thing called the Channel or by hopping on a flight for less than two hours and being in the land of mouth watering food?

I spent a weekend in Sardinia a few weeks ago and was so happy with being able to eat an abundance of fresh (not warped, shrunken, bruised, watery, bland or completely genetically modified –tasting) fruit, vegetables and non-processed food. (sorry, pic from Sicily trip last year). I actually saw warped zucchini, & eggplant (aubergines for the Brits) in the markets and strawberries and peaches that were not perfect. We bought some from a vendor and they tasted delicious. I think our perfect fruit and veg is so far beyond natural it all just tastes cruncy and watery.

How can they put a man on the moon and not be able to transport these items from our neighboring countries (Italy, France and Spain)?? We import coffee from Colombia, lamb from New Zealand, apples from South Africa and other things from the moon and beyond?! There are very few places in London to get a proper Italian meal and the only two that I can think of and name at this moment are Al Volo http://www.alvolo.co.uk/ opposite Spitafileds Market and Dino’s cafĂ© on Charlotte Place in Fitzrovia. They have authentic Italian food. They both have great pasta, pizzas, pastas, coffees and the most amazing fresh Italian bread can be found at Dino’s – proper Italian style. They also both have the softest and most delicious foccaccia. Anyone have any other London favorites please do post?!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daniela's in Maida Vale

Anonymous said...

uh duh.............Borough Market and Whole Foods.............

Sands said...

yeah that doesn't cost a fortune!