OUTER SUBURBS 208 – BREAKFAST IN THE OUTER SUBURBS 2

 

 


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Breakfast plonked down on top of various urgent and often tea-stained papers, that are but the tip of the iceberg of great piles of paper and other rubbish that litter what I laughingly call my “desk”.  A hot breakfast, something to keep the cold out – the near zero temperatures and strong winds of the early morning – as I pound the streets of the Outer Suburbs.  Streets which are now, in these locked down, virus-ridden times, mainly quiet and almost devoid of other walkers, almost all of whom – thank goodness! – are very much into social distancing.

So, what is here?  Well, piping hot cod and chorizo fishcakes and cooked tomatoes, along with grapes, and slices of orange, apple and melon.  And all given more bite by pickled garlic, and a gert great dollop of (meaning, in rather more refined circles, “quite a lot of”…)  Patak’s Lime Pickle.  Oh yes, and all washed down with a mug of hot, strong tea – tea strong enough to stand the spoon up in! >>> tea that leaves a dry film on your teeth! >>> tea that puts hairs on your vest! >>> that sort of tea!!!

When I’ve eaten one of these breakfasts, cats follow me down the streets.  But that’s OK, I like cats.

Oh and the mug, yes, Homer Simpson, very much a role model.

An earlier breakfast post is here: 1 .

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Natural profile; south Bristol; 28 Mar 2020.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

19 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 208 – BREAKFAST IN THE OUTER SUBURBS 2

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I couldn’t manage a breakfast like this, but I do like Patak’s Lime pickle very much. And I do drink super-strong, black tea first thing. 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Wow, another Patak’s fan!!! And super strong black tea too!!! Great stuff!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        When I was about 20 I lived in an old walk-up flat in an industrial town just outside NYC. The downstairs neighbor was a very lively woman from Bombay who introduced us to Indian food – plus, there were many Indian men in that town attending a technology institute. They had no one to cook for them so a small, homey restaurant opened to cater just to them. The food was unlike any I’ve had since, and somewhere in there I began liking those Patak’s lime pickles. Mango ones, too. 🙂

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          My 12 years in Kenya did it for me. When it was a British colony, many people were brought over from India to work on the railway etc, and so Kenya now has a large Asian population >>> and the curry restaurants in Nairobi were really something else – I used to talk about “taste explosions”, and ever since then I’ve had a taste for spicy food, and I’ve experimented myself with many other types of food – I’m no cook at all, I must say, but Kenya set me on an adventurous “food road”. Did you ever encounter samosas? Ohhhhh!!!!!!!!

          Also I has a couple of girlfriends from Rwanda and Uganda, and they used to cook matoke (a type of cooking banana) with groundnut sauce, which was simply heavenly, no other word for it. 🙂

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  2. oneowner says:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I think I would have to be very, very desperate to have fish for breakfast. No offense. It looks – interesting?

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha!!! > Ken, I LOVE “interesting?”!!! It reminds me of a saying of mine >>> “There are many experiences in Life, but they’re not all worth having!”. My wife is not really into fish either, and is totally appalled that I eat it for breakfast, but then she’s always been something of an inspiration to me … 😉 ….

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  3. This actually looks yummy. I’m heading over to the table for pancakes and bacon and coffee in a horse covered mug. Very American (but don’t hold that against me😉)

    Safety first, my friend. ❤️
    XXXATPXXX

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      ATP >>> I just LOVE the surprised note in your first sentence!!! I can just imagine you showing the post to your friends and them saying “Aw gee, honey, holy moly …” (I’m struggling to get the patois here … trying for middle class intellectual … ) “you mean he actually gets to EAT that stuff???!!!” 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Yes, safety is the thing, my dear. Take very good care of yourself. ATP xxxXXX!!!

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  4. krikitarts says:

    Cod and chorizo fishcakes? Wow! Can you send me some (or, just maybe, a recipe)?

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  5. Robert says:

    I find it amusing the things people eat for breakfast. Having had a sheltered childhood of Kellogg’s cereals, what a gastronomic range of delights there were in the good old, pre-virus days. Eggs Benedict was a pleasant holiday surprise before moving to Australia. Savoury things for breakfast = heaven for me.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Ah, Robert, a fellow traveller!!! I think that people often just go on doing what their parents did – as with your (and my) Kellogg’s. You moved to Australia, and I spent 12 years in Kenya – where most of the food tasted better than it does here, and where there were often what I term “taste explosions”.

      And I enjoy experimenting anyway, and others (esp my wife!!!) often can’t believe what foods I eat together >>> but its like photography, if it works it works, and conventional choices count for nothing.

      I’m like you, savoury breakfasts are an absolute delight! Adrian 🙂

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  6. Fantastic. But I will take coffee.

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