I too vividly remember crossing the Channel, into a country in which it was impossible to get a decent meal in whole counties, because even if the ingredients were available, nobody knew what to do with them. A land where women left church early to put the cabbage on, and where the delicatessen was a newsagent's that sold milk.
If England now looks, smells and tastes not that much different from Europe, let us thank our lucky stars.
NICOLAS du Q BIRD
Bath, SomersetReuse content