What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?Saturday, January 29, 2011
The thing about Oxford - the thing - is that it is home to one of my favourite shops in the entire world. It's a bookshop, one I've mentioned here a few times before, where all books are £2.00. All books, any books - hardcovers and softcovers, new releases and classics, books on philosophy and books on food, biographies and war books, cooking books and childrens' books, books that have that new book smell and books that are still wrapped up in plastic or paper. Mm.
Here's Graeme's Scallop and Squid Ink Angel Hair.
...and here's Stuart feeling very pleased with himself - he's just flown home for two months of sunny South Africa and left us here in the freezing cold as the snow starts up again.
I couldn't possibly leave the restaurant without taking a photograph of their bread table. I'd love to have one of these in my kitchen! I think they display it at the entrance to the dining area so that you crave it and order some for the table. Ho-hum, coercive restaurant layout?