I’ve been travelling a lot more since I took the new job in Newcastle. The resulting additional time in airports has been equal parts frustrating and interesting. One thing that has impressed me is the number of new eateries popping up in pretty bog standard locations. Yo! Sushi at Gatwick in particular gets my vote.

That said, sometimes the cultural sensitivity of the British public isn’t quite up to scratch enough for the new eating experiences on offer. Case in point: on Tuesday morning I was sat happily enjoying my toasted sesame bagel, when a gentleman came up and made quite a scene because they couldn’t do him a bacon bagel.

Funnier was the discovery, a few weeks prior, of a ham and cheese Challah in a specialty sandwich store.

I suppose perhaps mainstream production/consumption and sensitivity to the cultural background of a dish don’t necessarily go hand in hand…