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Old 12-02-2007, 03:13 AM
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Jim that name is funny...... "stinking bishop"


I'm just sitting down eating some Tasmanian Camembert ....not really that stinky but it is "hitting the right spot"
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:34 AM
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CanuckJim,
If you can't avoid we Luddite/Phillistine types, please continue to gently educate us eh.
What more could a scruffy dog ask?
Jess, (the luddite "master's" dog).
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Jeff,

Continue your--and my--stinky cheese education by following this link:
Cheese dating - Times Online

Clears the sinus cavities, eh?

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Old 02-17-2008, 08:40 PM
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Ahhhh ... that article brought back fond memories of my visit to London three years ago, where I stumbled upon the Paxton & Whitfield cheese shop in Jermyn Street and thought I was in heaven. But hell was that I did not have access to a refrigerator and could not begin to satisfy my desire to buy all the cheeses I could never get my hands on here! I came back with a stilton scoop and an olivewood bowl as mementos.
I've since discovered that you can shop on-line from P&W but haven't yet found out if they can ship to Canada, or how prohibitive the cost would be. Whatever - it's in my top 10, next time I'm in London.
Thanks for the atricle - and the memories!!

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:04 AM
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Sarah,

Jermyn Street? Gosh, posh and grand. As a student, I once picked up a handsome shirt in a men's toff emporium there, only to be told, through his nose, by the clerk in tails that it cost more than my next three months' flat rent. Whoops. Been to that cheese shop, noooooo!

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:14 PM
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Just a tidbit about Stinking Bishop, brought to my attention by my daughter and described by Wikipedia as follows:

"The cheese was brought to international attention by a brief but important role in the Oscar-winning 2005 animated film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, in which it was used to revive Wallace from the dead. Demand for the cheese subsequently rose by 500%."

BTW Jim, as for shopping in Jermyn Street, your experience sums up the tone well (though they were very nice in the cheese shop) - while I enjoyed Jermyn Street, it's a bit out of my normal element. My trip was a sort of surreal experience - due to circumstances that would take too long to explain, I was a guest at one of the gentlemens clubs on Pall Mall where a long list of antiquated rules and customs prevailed, requiring, among other things, that as a woman, I be escorted everywhere within the premises when outside my room. I felt very conspicuous and sometimes frowned-upon ... all with great civility, of course! I was very happy to have had the experience but also relieved when it was time to return to the comfort of my far more ordinary circumstances!
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Sounds like my life in the Navy. Traditions that should have been tossed years ago still abound even now. Officer parties/affairs were surprisingly similar to your descriptions. God how I miss that!
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:46 AM
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Gosh cool! I've only ever read Pall Mall in regency romances...

Errmm, not that I habitually read them you understand.... well ok, I may have glanced through one once.... briefly....

That must have been a very interesting experience!
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We can read between the lines Frances. You love those gooey books.
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You may not believe this, but I wrote an English lit University Theses on Mills and Boone romances. 100 Pages of it.

Long time ago.

Now there's an experience which stands me in good stead while building ovens and dealing with three lively children...!
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