Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Gentleman's Relish



Rummaging around in the larder for some nibbles the other day, I found tucked away at the back the above, a present from Lord Unmitigated, part of a washed-up expat food parcel he kindly sent over yonks ago. The Marmite, PG Tips, decent Cheddar and bottles of ale went the way of all good things almost immediately of course but somehow this slipped through the net. Always thought the best before dates on food labels are a con. This tasted absolutely delicious on hot brown toast. Thank you old chum. All washed down with a big mug of PG Tips, of course!

10 comments:

Affer said...

Best eaten through a large handlebar moustache, which is then sucked clean over the following six or seven days.

Vinogirl said...

I like your Ladybird Books cricket mug!

Diplomate said...

do you like italy ?

Ron Combo said...

Affer: very apt, I'm still sucking, har har.
VG: isn't it nice? Bought in Milan, oddly enough.
Diplo: loathe the place. Too many Brits.

Philip Wilkinson said...

This brought back the memories, I can tell you, it being years since this Gentleman has had any Relish. Must visit an old-fashioned grocer soon. With my jacket on.

Interesting about the dates on food. In the Wilko household a catchphrase has evolved, 'It's a preserve,' uttered to anyone who has doubts about the edibility of any product that has been made to be kept for a long period but appears from the label to be long out of date. Not just jams and jellies, but chutneys, pickles, and other potted stuff that smells as it should.

ChrisP said...

If it isn't growing hair, it's edible.

Thud said...

You ate it? I thought that like camp coffee it just lurked in the back of cupboards for donkeys years.

Affer said...

After his Waterstones epiphany, one imagines that Ron has quite a lot of camp coffee.......

Wartime Housewife said...

Ron, click on this link and there's a recipe for Scotch Woodcock, which requires a small amount of Gentleman's Relish.

http://wartimehousewife.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/no-sign-of-a-woodcock/

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