Very quiet here; apologies for that, but work, my birthday (tomorrow) and Christmas parties have left me with little time. I’ll be at home for Christmas, if anyone fancies coming round for roast duck and caipirinhas. I’ll be getting all my vegetables from Cruson, but lack of decent options means I can’t buy my poultry here, as I’d prefer to. The year before last I got a goose from one of the butchers in Peckham, but the quality wasn’t up to scratch, so I’ll be buying from my man in Smithfields this year.
What I wouldn’t give for a decent butcher in Camberwell; I know there’s a decent place in Herne Hill, and I think the good shop in Vauxhall has moved to East Dulwich. Kennedy’s Sausages on Denmark Hill is fine if you want pork sausages or ham (and don’t question it’s origin), but I’d love to have a really nice range of meats and cheeses of better‐than‐supermarket quality.
A midweek birthday means I can’t persuade friends to make the long trip (their words, not mine) to SE5, so I’ll be eating tapas in Clerkenwell. I hope to be eating tapas in Camberwell next year, when Angels & Gypsies opens.
I think I did pretty well to get four paragraphs from nothing. So what’s everyone else up to over Christmas?