• The Tenuous Purpose

    This Blog is built - not, as some might expect, on a flimsy whim but on a strong and single minded principle.

    That principle concerns Biscuits and their position in the world.

    We are really very keen on biscuits.
    As are many of you out there.
    We think.

    We wish to create an archive of Arrowroot, a backlog of Bourbons and a catalogue of Chocolate Fingers. Anybody can contribute an entry - or dispute somebody else's - provided they are not dull.
    Even Americans who perhaps don't really have the heritage of biscuitry that we are fortunate to have here.

    Or maybe they do and we are unaware of the full glory of the cookie.

    We realise that this whole subject is admirably and concisely dealt with by that excellent and unbeatable website A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down. Our feeble efforts will be as the kicking of a gadfly in the face of their wisdom and experience but we hope that we may have a small contribution to make.

  • Biscuit Encounters on Twitter

  • The Synod of Biscuitry

    James Alexander-Sinclair of Blackpitts
    Gardener, Blogger, Journalist, Lecturer etc, etc. Much of his life is spent loafing around other people’s gardens issuing directives and generally cluttering up the place. However, like the great Mr Kipling, he does (occasionally) make exceptionally good gardens. (Although even Mr Kipling messed up a bit with the Carrot and Walnut Mini Classics.)

    Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
    He does sterling work growing many inappropriate plants in Devon. He dedicates a great deal of time and effort nurturing a plethora of plants that are (mostly) totally unsuited to our climate. His is a life of such extreme eccentric dedication that to start a Blog about Biscuits seems perfectly normal. He treads gently in the footsteps of people like the great William Buckland,a professor of Geology who claimed that he could tell location by tasting the local topsoil.

Clegg joins leaders’ snack debate

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has joined in the unlikely political debate of recent days in outlining his favourite biscuit to voters.

Unlike Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Mr Clegg opted for two choices – Rich Tea “when dunked” in tea and Hob Nobs “when not dunked”. Mr Clegg also told Absolute Radio he preferred a “short dunk”.

The prime minister chose “anything with a bit of chocolate” and the Tory leader professed a liking for oat cakes.

Politicians’ snacking habits came under the spotlight last week when Mr Brown failed to respond to inquiries from parents using the Mumsnet website about his favourite biscuit.

Users speculated that it might be Garibaldi or Nice. Another asked whether he dunked. But Mr Brown left the hour-long session with the question unanswered.

He eventually used the social networking site Twitter to confirm that he likes “anything with a bit of chocolate” although he admitted he was trying to cut down.

In a rare show of cross-party unity, Mr Clegg told Absolute Radio host Christian O’Connell it was “unfair” to suggest Mr Brown had not answered the question adding: “He’s now waded into this major debate.”

Courtesy of BBC News website, via Mike H (aka @mwangiK on Twitter)

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