Being English, there are very few culinary delights that I miss. When ever I’ve visited shops that import British ‘specialities’, the products on sale resemble more of a 1941 ration- book : Crawfords Cream Crackers, Beef OXO, Marmite or Digestives - I mean who EVER eats Digestives unless it’s to make a cheese-cake? Which brings me to cheese-cakes, only the Americans could take a bland English biscuit and transform it in to something desireable with the help of American soft cheese. The Extreme Makeover of desserts, or the only time a French person would utter the words ‘good, American and cheese’ in a sentence, although not necessarily in that order.
Which brings me to the party I went to last night, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the web site Yumise, that proposes all your favourite American ‘gourmandises’ delivered to your door. The buffet table was array with Reese’s Pieces, Lucky Charms, M&M‘s and Dr. Pepper, Mrs Field’s cookies, brownies, carrot cakes - an inevitable dieter’s nightmare. Not forgetting the FAT Tony the Tiger ! (Which my grandfather designed, btw..)
And then the time came for the birthday cake, a pina colada flavour cheese-cake.