this weekend, i got caught in a parade (it was the lord mayor’s show) and i saw lots of parade bands from all over the U.K. it was pretty great, especially all those bagpipes. i also ate some apples, english cheddar and good bread. and i took note of the waning signs of autumn in london.
one of the best parts of the weekend: catching hugh fearnley-whittingstall‘s new show on channel 4, “the river cottage: winter’s on its way.” simply amazing – the food, the scenes of the english countryside, the inspiration. i can’t wait for parts 2, 3 and 4. for the past few years, the celebrity chefs that resonate with me have been british, for some reason. it’s really fun to be here and to see them in print and on TV (i also found a copy of jamie oliver’s magazine this weekend, which was difficult to locate in the U.S.). i’m looking forward to getting settled in a kitchen of my own … it’s been too long since i’ve cooked!