Destinations Magazine

New Foodie Walk!

By Lwblog @londonwalks
New Foodie Walk!Is a broken neck good for anything?
Hmmmm, yes – if it's the broken neck of the dark green glass wine bottles we Brits used 250 years ago.
And it's not just Hmmmm – it's also Yum Yum.
We used those broken necks for forcing asparagus. And why was that so ingenious? Three reasons: 1) the glass retained the heat of the sun. 2) it sheltered the shoot from the wind. 3) it kept it appetisingly white.
Dear oh dear. The things London Walks guides know. The above's a tidbit from Ann, who's doing her new Foodies Walk tomorrow (Saturday, July 30th – 2.30 pm from Embankment Tube). The which walk stalks – surely the mot juste – the (historic) stalks of the old Covent Garden fruit and veg market.*
And that's precisely what we mean when we bang on about London Walks, uniquely, fronting its walks with real experts. I mean, who would have known that – apart from someone like Ann? Do today's "horticulturalists" know it/use it/do it?
And of course once she buds your taster with one of those asparagae (is that the plural?) – well, that's it. She's done for you. You'll never look at a green wine bottle quite the same again. Let alone shove yourself outside of a piece of 21st century asparagus without wondering – "was Dr. Johnson's asparagus a whole lot tastier than this stuff?"
*Amongst many other succulent delectables, of course.
To follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Bebo or MySpace, to watch London Walks Films on YouTube, to send us an email or simply to catch up on the latest news from www.walks.com, click on the appropriate icon below…
bebofacebookyoutubebebobebomyspace
Email me
Bookmark and Share

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tasting Notes: Black Isle: 5-A-Day

    Tasting Notes: Black Isle: 5-A-Day

    Black Isle: 5-A-Day (Scotland: Fruit Session IPA: 3.5% ABV)Visual: Darkened yellow to brown. Very large off white bubbled head.Nose: Passion-fruit. Lightly... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Alcoholandaphorisms
    DRINK, FOOD & DRINK
  • Classic Media Advertising Pages

    Classic Media Advertising Pages

    I frequently feel like running the Harvey Mercheum is a lot like juggling, trying to keep many balls in the air at once. It turns out that I am a terrible... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Hmcurator
    BOOKS
  • 06.23.18 It’s Elrich Vs. Blair – What Kind of County Do You Want to Live In?

    06.23.18 It’s Elrich Blair What Kind County Want Live

    It is now a two-man race for Montgomery County executive. You can choose Marc Elrich, the least ego-driven, most ethical politician in the county, someone who... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Keith Berner
    POLITICS, SOCIETY
  • It’s a Boy! Joanna Gaines Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

    It’s Boy! Joanna Gaines Gives Birth Baby

    FirstLadyB | B Inspired By Entertainment News It’s a boy for Chip and Joann... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Jetting away to Shanxi Province to see one of its famous cities, going for the ancient delights I was excited to experience my fifth China Highlights tour in... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Joseph Harrison
    TRAVEL
  • Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Jetting away to Shanxi Province to see one of its famous cities, going for the ancient delights I was excited to experience my fifth China Highlights tour in... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Josephharrison1990
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Ryan Navion B

    Ryan Navion

    @ San Carlos, CA May 2018 The Navion four-seat aircraft was originally designed and built by North American Aviation in the 1940s. It was later built by Ryan... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY

Magazines