Monday, June 30, 2008
So anyway, I was introduced to an Iranian fruit 'n' veg shop about a quarter of a mile to the west of the Odeon High Street Kensington. There I bought some curious peaches - they appeared flattened as if by a sharp blow from a croquet mallet. Now I am something of a peach man and I think I can safely say these were the most delicious I have ever tasted. I anticipated a deeply pleasurable half mile walk once or twice a week to stock up. Then I discover to my horror they are now sold in Marks & Spencer. This sucks the fun out of the entire project, even though the M & S peaches are nowhere near as good. It is the fact of them being in a supermarket. All the exoticism has gone, they have become banal. Worst of all, M & S calls them doughnut peaches. Sadly this seems to be accurate and none of the other names are any better. I shall, in spite of everything return to High Street Ken to buy what I shall stubbornly call Les Peches d'Isfahan.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 3:03 pm