Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.

. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Sam (Dooley Wilson) in  Casablanca  (Michael Curtiz 1942) . Over the years I have cooked with a variety of different nationalities and ethnic groups. The Malays in Brunei and Malaysia, Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, Indian, Pakistani and Iranians in Dubai. I have cooked in Bali, Nigeria, all over theContinue reading “Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.”

I bet , like me, you like lemons too

. . LEMONS By Samy Stein Bitter, sharp, packed so neat Whose for a lemon treat? Suck it slow, your mouth contorts Eat it quick, you might feel sick But add it little to a drink or whip it in some cream and sink your spoon into the lemon-goo I bet , like me, youContinue reading “I bet , like me, you like lemons too”

they where delicious

. This is just to say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold by William Carlos Williams to his wife about 65 years ago Sugarplums is a rare fruit, with an unusual colour byContinue reading “they where delicious”