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Thursday, 2 November 2017
UK, please note!
There are certain 'National Speciality Foods' that we find regularly in all our supermarkets.
France exports wines, cheese, dried sausages, salt, and expensive water.
Italy sells us pasta, bottled sauces, parma ham, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
The US sends us their tomato ketchup, cornflakes, peanut butter, orange juice, and Uncle Ben's rice.
Switzerland exports chocolate, more chocolate, and even more chocolate.
Most of these things are to be found the world over.
I would like to suggest just a few things that the UK should be exporting to the whole world; Marmite, Lea and Perrins sauce, and Branston pickle, are probably available in most countries, but PORK PIES, and CRUMPETS are not!
People in the UK don't realise how lucky they are to have permanent access to Pork Pies and Crumpets.
If you are a maker of either really good Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, or Crumpets, would you please have a word with M Leclerc; one of his clients would be extremely grateful.
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!