the {fine} art of british food

September 2, 2011

Aren’t these fine art prints from Joël Penkman fun? The collection features 9 small paintings that playfully illustrate some of Britain’s tasty treats. So many of these were childhood favourites of mine – such a trip down memory lane.

I could go for a pork pie right now…

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Kathryn September 2, 2011 at 6:11 am

Oh I love these! I really want the fab one…trying to work out where it could possibly go in my flat. Thanks for sharing :)

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Andrea {From the Bookshelf} September 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

These are fabulous! SO glad I stumbled across your blog, it’s great!

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miriam September 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

These are beautiful! Strangely, I miss the Cornish wafers and cheese more than anything…although seeing the sticks of rock makes me feel about 12…:)

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holly September 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

those prints are awesome! i think you need one of each in a lovely collage in your + dan’s place, dontcha think?!? ;)

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Ashley@BakerbyNature September 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm

These are so so cute; I have wayy too many pictures of food on the walls of my house already.

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Emily {What Emily Did Next} September 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh my god, these are bloody brilliant. I really want the cheese & crackers one and the french fancies one. Such a clever idea.

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Lucy September 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

God, its so brittish.
Ohh, good old fabs, a stable in a childs summer holidays

God there so many classic british foods that go so unnoticed.
I really miss british bread and weetabix when im abroad.

and nothing beats orignal cadburys chocolate
i was in heaven in cadburys world, i could have die and gone to heaven!

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Lara September 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

So cute! I think my favorite is the teacup with the Tips bag. No, maybe it’s the water crackers and cheese. Those are two of my favorite English rituals! :)

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Hayley @ Oat Couture September 9, 2011 at 4:09 am

Ahh I could eat a few of Mr Kipling’s Fondant Fancies… take me right back they do!! And PG Tips win every time! :) I’m A bit homesick now…

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Kim Jones September 9, 2011 at 4:22 am

Just moved to London from the US – I want to try out a few restaurants but a bit unsure where to go. Currently in the City, do you have any suggestions for vegan and thai places? Please email me any of your preferences, front the looks of your recipes, you have great taste!

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Angharad September 9, 2011 at 8:53 am

Hi Kim, I’m afraid I can’t help you out with Thai or vegan suggestions but hopefully another reader might be able to! I grew up in Reading and have never lived in London so whilst I’ve visited a lot I can’t really give you a local’s perspective. Thanks!

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