• 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.

A Message From The Commissar…

Comrades, Biscuiteers and Members of the Order of Hobnobbery

Greetings.

You have all been a part of this great endeavour since it began way back in September. Since then we have published 107 posts and about 800 comments. As the Convenor pointed out to me only yesterday as we were relaxing in the sauna here at Biscuit Towers: 100 odd posts is the equivalent of about two years output on our other Blogs.

However, we have realised that this volume of output will be tricky to sustain over the coming months as the Convenor will soon have a number of dead trees to dig up and I will have clients wondering where I am.

So, as a result, we will be limiting our Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits to twice a week from now on.

We will however be Tweeting related stuff from across the internettage and will occasionally bung in a bonus post.

This scaling back does not mean that our contributors can slacken off: we still need your posts, we still want you to invite your friends, casual acquaintances and pretty much anybody you bump into in the street to share their Biscuitry.

Comrades we need your help to keep this show firmly on the road. Remember the honour and glory that awaits frequent contributors.

Shake the crumbs from your sweaters and go forth.

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3 Responses

  1. I should know not to read even a message from der Commissar while drinking coffee and eating a Pirouline (rolled up wafer biscuit/cookie/idunnowhattocallitbutit’sdelicious

  2. Whoops. I started to write a comment, left it for too long, and then it got eaten. I should not drink coffee and eat cookies/biscuits while reading anything from the Commissar, as it makes for abstract art on my monitor. Actually I was eating the most awesome creation I know of, a pirouline. Is it a cookie? Is it a biscuit? Well, i don’t know, but they’re delicious, decadent, and I am glad they don’t have seeds in them.

  3. Oh, whew! For a minute there it was feared you were going to shut down! Two a week is better, much easier to stay abreast of the latest excitement here.

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