This document contains only my personal opinions and calls of judgement, and where any comment is made as to the quality of anybody's work, the comment is an opinion, in my judgement.
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These notes are my about miscellaneous (non-computing) topics, often brief informal reviews of products or shops or places ranging from canned food to pubs.
On a recent quick visit to Leicester it was lucky to find italian-style ice cream maker Gelato Village (1, 2).
The ice cream they make is amazingly good and clearly of very high standard, at the best levels achieved by some of the ice cream maker shops in italian towns. They make both excellent traditional flavours and very well judged interesting combinations of flavours. Very impressive.
So I was shopping for pesto and saw next to the usual not-quite-right but acceptable jar of Saclà classic pesto one of Jamie Oliver's coriander and cashew pesto and decided to try it, even if it is pesto only in a very loose sense.
It is definitely not to my taste: it is too sharply flavoured
(the coriander), while pesto works well with pasta because it
is instead tasty in a smooth way, thanks to the blend of
basil, oil and crushed pine seeds, all of which are fairly
mild. Perhaps my aversion is also colored by having suffered
from loose bowels after eating it, as mine are sensitive to
sharp flavour and
hot tasting food.