Tuesday 1 November 2011 4.58pm
I bought some medlars from Borough Market
and roasted them and had to throw them away because they were disgusting. I then discovered they should have been 'bletted', i.e. laid in a cool dark place and ripened for a few weeks before cooking, so 'bletted medlars' - another English dish.
As a black cab driver, I revel in our well deserved reputation of "knowing everything.", (Sometimes.)
I have been asked "How many Thai baht to the pound?"
(I was around five out on that one.)
"What time is it now in Brisbane?"
(I got that spot on, having a son there.)
But I had to admit defeat with these medlars, I had to google the word to establish what they are, and what they look like.