English Fish and Chips

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I spent the weekend in the northern city of York. We made the most of the traditional English food and went for dinner in the chippy. Mr Chippy was authentic and traditional with modern clean decor. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We were served a side of buttered bread, but weren’t quite British enough to indulge in chip butties.

 

Artichokes

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Device Model

Canon EOS 600D DIGITAL

Focal Length

36mm

f-stop

5

Exposure time

1/60s

ISO

200

I found these artichokes at an Italian Market. They were everywhere and most had the tough outer leaves cut off so that the inner leaves were displayed. I recently cooked my first artichoke at home. it involved boiling it whole for 2 hours and then peeling away a leaf at a time and sucking out the meaty parts of the plant. We made a lemon butter sauce to dip the leaves into. Having peeled away the leaves and cut out the inner flower, we then reached the best part – The Heart!