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Fish soup

Empirical pedantry is probably my favourite form of linguistic pedantry. When someone asks me “what do you know about X?”, I like to respond with something like: “Do we really know anything? Have you read Hume or Bertrand Russell? Clearly not. But what I can say is that I have been told X is quite [insert adjective]”. This is potentially why every conversation I have takes thrice the amount of time it should but I think people prefer accuracy to brevity. Continue reading


Courgetti with prawns, peas and basil.

Courgetti annoys me. How can the humble often soggy courgette replace pasta, PASTA?! Who actually owns a spiralizer? And why is everyone buying pre-made bolognese and feeling virtuous about dumping it over vegetables? Continue reading