You can’t have a blog with a name like mine and not re-post this excellent article from yesterday’s Guardian!
Personally I eat tea, dinner, and supper – though not usually all at the one sitting.
- Tea is for when I’m flaunting my northern roots to annoy the Shopkeeper, who is so London-centric he’d have had Hadrian build his wall along the northern edge of Hyde Park.
- Dinner is something I’ll eat when I’m invited to, or when I’m in a restaurant.
- Supper is what I’ll be most likely to invite you to, precisely so that you’ll know it’ll be an informal affair where it’s more important that the food tastes good than whether it could be put on display in the V&A. And whilst I might add the word ‘garden’ to indicate that we’ll be outside and you should probably bring a cardigan and maybe an umbrella, you can feel free to shoot me if I start to call them ‘kitchen’ or ‘country’ suppers.
So what do you call yours…?