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In Praise of Ipswich.

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Ipswich: Twinned with   Robespierre’s Home Town, Arras.

I knew something had changed for ever when Reg told me his Christmas dinner was quails.

I had six oysters for my Veillée de Noël.


Absolutely bollocking perfect.

£1.79 from Lidel.

Who eats dry and ‘orrid Turkey, even smeared with cranberry jam?

Curry Wurst is one of the most popular street foods round here.

That and camembert baguette, polish vodka, and Portuguese coffee.

I even got Harissa from a shop round here.

Ipswich is the gourmet capital of England.


Edward Thompson said the European Union marched on its stomach.

He seemed to have a problem with this,

I don’t.

I live and breathe on it.



Written by Andrew Coates

December 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

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  1. The warm and generous politics we stand for.

    Andrew Coates

    December 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

  2. I laugh in the face of your Ipswich. Come to the Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury food triangle!

    Nick Wright

    December 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  3. You must admit: under £2 for six oysters is something of a record for anywhere on the planet,

    Andrew Coates

    December 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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