My favourite lunch

by thefatbanker on March 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Gorgeous parma ham and mozzarella picnic

This little picnic box of delight has fast become a firm favourite for our work team on Fridays. Available from a little stall in Borough Market, I’m sure it’s not so green vis-a-vis food miles, but who cares when it tastes so good!

Stuffed with melty parma ham, the most delicious mozzarella from near Capaccio south of Naples, melon or pear and finished with salad and salt, it is a picnic to die for. Simple, light and very tasty – brilliant.

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Crap food? Please, we’re British

by thefatbanker on March 24, 2010 · 0 comments

Photo credit Richard Cawood.

I recently wrote a guest post on the state of food in the UK for Tablet Talk, the blog of Tablet Hotels. If you’d like to check it out, here is the link.

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Really interesting article on the current state of London’s higher-end restaurant scene:

Bankers Start Feasting Again at London Eateries, Chefs Say

…and in case you were wondering, yes, yes it’s been me that’s been driving most of this demand. I am truly a Fat-but-charitable-Banker :-)

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“FatBanker went to bank, went to bank abroad… Last month business took me to Toronto for a few days banking. Whilst merrily relieving Canadian grannies of their savings, encouraging irresponsible lending, stealing kid’s balloons and generally causing global turmoil – all in a morning’s work us evil bankers, surely? – I built up one heck [...]

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