The Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Although (I think)  I’m willing to try pretty much anything, I haven’t had many opportunities to truly push the boundaries. I once had a seafood hotpot at Melbourne’s (famous) Supper Inn – I didn’t recognise anything in it, although all the key ingredients certainly seemed to be from the mollusc family.  I’ve also eaten ‘bush tucker’ including Witchetty grubs, emu, kangaroo and crocodile (that lot will sound exotic to people living outside of Australia but here, not so much).

It’s all mahogany desks, rowing crews, glasses of sherry and legal loopholes in Ian Flitcroft’s The Reluctant Cannibals, the story of a secret gastronomic society at St Jerome’s college, Oxford.

“The unusual parts of normal animals and the normal parts of unusual animals had left him wondering whether it was such a good idea to offer ice cream as a dessert.” Continue reading

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts


There’s a bunch of bloggers who have been stealing this post idea from Christine at Bookishly Boisterous – I thought it was about time I joined in (Christine, you’ve started something…). So here’s a few things that have been happening –

1. I spent last week at the beach. Read three books in five days. It was a good holiday. Continue reading

Spring TBR list


It’s supposed to be a Top Ten for The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday but if I look back on my past Summer/ Autumn/ Winter/ Spring Top Ten TBR lists, I’ve never actually completed any.

So this time I’m going to be realistic. I’ve made a list of six. Continue reading