Or maybe I don’t.
It’s half a lifetime ago since I lived in Scotland, but I always love going back for a few days, catching up with friends and family and re-visiting some of my old haunts. I’ve just spent a week in Glasgow – and this time, I came across so many ‘culinary memories’…
One thing I always do in Glasgow is have a coffee and a potato scone in one of the shopping centre coffee shops. I make potato scones myself sometimes (a good way to use up the left-over spuds after a raclette evening here in Switzerland) but I never seem to get them quite ‘right’…
Then there’s tablet. And fudge, but tablet is better. I’m really glad we don’t get in in Switzerland, because there about a million calories per bite, and it’s one of my top ten favourite treats.
While we’re talking about sweeties, I’ll just mention creme eggs. I remember sitting at the back of the bus on the way home from school, in the middle of a crowd of creme egg eating kids – and somehow, they tasted better back in the day. Maybe it’s my taste buds, or maybe creme eggs are for kids. But I still buy one whenever I’m in the UK, just to convince myself.
Other favourites? Fish and chips, of course. Smoked haddock is hard to find in Switzerland. As are chocolate flakes. And jelly babies. And crisps – we don’t do prawn cocktail crisps here in Central Europe.
And while we’re talking about remembering – remember this?