Krimo's Food Evolution...

We were tubing our way to the Natural Science Museum to see how the Darwin exhibition was evolving when Karen said: "Why don't we stop at Harrods on the way?"
The last time Karen went to Harrods, she brought back a tiny jar of pesto. It cost her £12! I was quite Pestoff!

Under duress, I let myself be dragged into Al Fayed's Egyptian bazaar. I snappily whisked Karen past various crocodile shoes and bags and into the famous Harrods Food Hall.
There was food, food and food. Raw, cooked, ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Lebanese... Foods from the whole world, in fact.
Fruit and vegetables I had never seen let alone heard of.
A sushi counter fit for a sumo wrestler's diet.
An atomic display of mushrooms.
Enough fresh dates to fill a two-year diary.

There was even a travel-agency style counter manned/womened by smartly-dressed models taking food orders from posh people who believe an Aga is just another religious icon.
We finished our visit with a swift fly-over the chocolaaaaaaate department. I shut down all five senses and raced out of Harrods. Torture?

If there ever had been a moment when I longed to return to my scouting days, it was that day. I could have gladly volunteered to camp in that Food Hall for at least a whole year.

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14 comments:

Orce Serrano Hams said...

12 quid! I may have been a little pestoff too Krimo :) Aga - religious icon...loved the post, gave me a real hoot!

Akelamalu said...

I wonder if anyone actually does their weekly shop in Harrod's food hall? :)

And what's the big idea of whisking Karen past the shoes and handbags? ;)

Krimo said...

Glad you liked it, CR. I can never go past a jar of pesto without thinking of Harrods.

Krimo said...

Akela, the phone lines were red hot!
I don't believe in cruelty to crocodiles and wallets...;o)

PI said...

Pest off? At £12? You don't know you're born my boy.

Krimo said...

£12 worth of pesto when I can enjoy making the same amount and more for a quarter of that.
Absolument, ma chère Pat...

Sheffy said...

Go to Leicester next time and take a look at their food market. Much much cheaper than Harrods and just as exotic!

Krimo said...

Never been to Leicester but will definitely make a detour next time I'm nearby.
Thanks, Sheffy.

Homo Escapeons said...

I haven't been to Harrods since '77..but I do seem to recall being accosted by a few pushy Harridans.

Krimo said...

Must've been a Harrowing experience, Donn.

Zéphyr said...

La cuisine des contrées lointaines nous paraît insolite.

Chaque peuple, chaque civilisation, possède ses propres habitudes alimentaires qui d'ailleurs sont prédéterminées par la Nature elle-même.

Restons ouverts à tous les hommes !

Krimo said...

Ici, l'on n'a pas ce problème. L'on peut manger des cuisines et obtenir des ingrédients de tous les coins du monde.
Du côté culinaire, la globalisation s'est avérée un succés.

ValGalArt said...

Funny and fun! I went to Harrods once and I was mind-blown with all of the stuff!!! I bought a cute shopping bag that has doggies on it and everytime I use it I have a wonderful day :)

Krimo said...

Val, nowadays, the bags are green. I know many ladies who use them to shop at Aldi.