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The day started with no supply of my favourite Nile perch from Tanzania. I love the fish for its firm texture and subtle flavour. Its also fully traceable and reduces pressure on demands of local fish some of which are overfished. So the Icelanding Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (God knows how its pronounced!) is hitting us hard in sunny Margate. Anil is still stuck in New Delhi.
The Indian Princess finally got recommended in the Michelin guide this year. However the excitement was shortlived as the initial jubilation was drowned in a series of events that followed. First it was rumors of The Indian Princess closing down followed by a follow up visit by an anonymous Michelin inspector who wasnt happy with the building and location of the restaurant. The final blow came as an enforcement by the local licensing authorities on the alcohol license. I had a taste of local bureaucracy neat on the rocks.
2010 is finally here. For me the new year crept in rather quietly this time. Usually I start getting quite thrilled towards the end of December with a child like anticipation of a chance to start things fresh in the coming year. This year was different. It felt like the end of a voyage when you finally come ashore.
I am back to serious cooking after a short break. There is a surge in woodcock population in the Deal area and a local game dealer had a record catch. He in fact got seventy five birds within a few hours! I have never cooked Woodcock before.My initial reluctance turned to curiosity and I ended up buying thirty birds.
The storm is still not over but we can feel winds of change blowing now. This week started off with a bang! We had a full house on Monday and the restaurant was booked out till Thursday.It was a little taster of the great old times the business has seen here. But the weekend fell like a pack of cards.