• 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.

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  • 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.

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Biscuit Brothers Christmas Special

Dear Reader

After a few months I think we can all safely say that biscuits in their multitudinous variety are a cause for celebration and reflection.

We’ve had tales of sadness and of glee, songs of happiness and woe, as well as the odd pisspoor number thrown in for good measure.

Most of the posts you’ve enjoyed (along with those you haven’t) have been submitted by invitation, and very grateful we are to those who took up the challenge.

We are now inviting anyone who’d like to to send us their biscuit blog. It may be a story, a song, an intriguing piece of origami. As you wish.

We don’t promise to publish it, nor indeed to respond at all. We’re fairly miserable like that. But we will be quietly grateful all the same.

So do please email the Commissar on proodle@me.com or the Convenor on dockyveg@gmail.com

The Commissar and the Convenor will now be taking a short break from their exertions. They will be retiring to their Dachas until 4th January in order to indulge in a time of biscuit fuelled debauchery.

We would however like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and to thank all of you for your continuing support of this unique and mostly pointless exercise.

6 Responses

  1. A very Merry Christmas to the Commissar & Convenor. (hitherto known as the Biscuit Brothers)

    And an equally Merry Christmas to all who were daft enough to contribute to or read these ramblings.


  2. A tear trickled its way through the biscuit crumbs covering my cheeks…………

    A Crumby Christmas to our very own biscuit brothers, & a crisply baked & dunking new year.


  3. ‘Mostly pointless’ – I’m disappointed. I had hoped it was entirely pointless.

    And remember, bisciuts aren’t just for Christmas…

    Here’s to a biscuit-laden 2010.


  4. Looking forward to more biscuit based shenanigans in the new year. But for now, to everyone involved in this wondrous blog, a very merry Christmas.


  5. Dear Biscuit Brothers,

    Your idea for the challenging subject of baked goods seems to be a rousing success. The opening of the doors to writers from all walks of life seems the democratic thing to do. Hope you get many gems of wisdom concerning your beloved topic. Have fun at the Dachas and see you next year!

    xo xo

  6. So this is biscuits
    And what have we done?
    Another tin over
    A new one just begun

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