Simon Huggins's blog

Sat, 01 Apr 2006

Back from shopping and feeling smug...

Once again I return from food shopping and I feel smug because I shopped at Waitrose. There's something about buying organic, free range chicken breasts that just puts a smile on my face. Or about going down their world food aisle and adding a couple of random but interesting items to my trolley.

They seem to really care where their food comes from, the stores are all a bit different and often fairly small but they do seem to be well stocked. You pay a bit more but you actually get good food and you can rely on it being good which makes a change from most supermarkets in the UK.

Part of the reason I had to go was because I saw my Mum last week for Mother's Day and she asked how I was getting along with the Chinese cook book I'd asked for for Christmas. I had to admit I hadn't used it yet partly due to a lack of ingredients - I used to pass a Chinese supermarket every time I took the bus but it shut down a while back. So this trip to Waitrose included some extra oils and some Chinese cooking wine. I still need to make some special chicken stock (richer and with ginger, garlic and spring onions) before I can actually make most of the recipes, oh and finding a source of wonton skins would be good, but I'm a lot closer than I was.


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