• 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.

We Are Loved By The Guardian…

Last weekend this Blog was mentioned in passing in the Guardian Guide (to interesting things)

We featured under the subsection “Snacks”. You can see it here if you don’t believe us.

Anyway, this is a message to anybody wandering past as a result of this plug….

Hello.

We hope that you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of stuff on this Blog. The Guardian drew attention to the various videos that we have thieved from YouTube but made no mention of the rather good original writing ranging from nostalgic drivellings to new fiction.

Please feel free to have a good rummage around.

This site only keeps going because people write stuff for us so if you feel the urge then please send us something.

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2 Responses

  1. Fame at last, fame at last, as Martin Luther Cowell once said.

  2. Just thought I’d say hi, and congrats on the Guardian mention. Its how I found your site – and its ace – added it to my Blog Roll! 🙂

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