Orlando invited me to a barbecue yesterday out of the blue and one of the things we had was fruity coleslaw. I’ve never had this before and I loved it. We also had lots of sausages, pork medallions and marinaded chicken. I was very, very greedy. But that’s what eating in the open air does to me, yeehaw. The sun wasn’t shining but we sat out on his balcony until the sun went down, As he observed, “The English take their pleasures sadly”, yes, indeed we do. Anyhow, the coleslaw put me in mind of Vincent’s American Rice Salad which has pineapple in. The salad has a creamy mild curry dressing and it is fresh and lovely.
Orlando was making me laugh. We share a similar taste in music and I was very pleased with myself when I identified some early Frank Sinatra recordings, before he had his highly recognisable vocal style. I said that one particular song sounded very “Bing” and we talked about how Sinatra was very influenced by Crosby in his early days. “Don’t tell me you prefer Bing to Sinatra…” said Orlando, and then looking at my open book face, very seriously and slightly sadly said, “You do don’t you?” Ha ha, I have to be honest, I do.
Today I’m having a Diana Dors marathon. I’ve been asked to write something on Diana’s fashion style for the bfi. Can there be an assignment any more lovely?
Recipe from: Cooking Price-Wise