All (or at least a little) about John Pope

John Pope

John has lived and worked in several countries in all sorts of roles from web development to egg frying, and from PR to driving a school bus.

At some point he realised that what he really wanted to do was write about food and drink and the result is P&G

Likes: Cheese that smells like old socks, steak, black pudding, gin and tonic.

Dislikes: Smoked haddock mousse!

Posts by John Pope:

18 Great food books

There are about 214,000 food books about on Amazon alone. So how do you sort the gems from the mediocrity? This list is a good place to start.

A Referendum of Idiocy and Hatred

A personal opinion piece on the UK’s EU referendum, a country divided and why many of those who voted to leave are the very worst kind of people.

The Perfect Jacket Potato

The jacket potato is a wonderfully simple thing which makes it criminal to get it wrong. Here is our guide to fluffy centres and crispy skins.

P&G does Margate

We took ourselves and a camera on a little daytrip to the English seaside and experienced some of the highs and lows of Margate.

Fried Stuffed Tomatoes

Chuck some spice and cheese into a tomato, cover it in breadcrumbs and fry until you get an amalgam of wonderful yumminess in a vaguely Scotch egg like form factor.

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Take some tomatoes and bastardise a traditional French recipe to end up with something absolutely sublime. Presenting the tomato tarte tatin…

Barbecue Tomato Parcels

Everyone loves a sausage, but don’t neglect the veg when the sun shines. Tickle your tastebuds with these barbecue tomato parcels.

Maybeterranean Chicken Sandwich

Chicken, halloumi, saladness, crispy additions and a garlicky sauce, all encased in a couple of slices of bread = a bloody marvellous sandwich.

The P&G Sausage Sandwich

Ah, the humble (or not so humble) sausage sandwich. Thickly cut bread, wonderful cylinders of porkiness, a bit of salad and some gin!

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