Related Posts with Thumbnails
The Book

Out now at Amazon | Waterstones

Middle Class Handbook on Twitter
Chattering Class

This week's fiddle-faddle

Babybel

Must be MC; they have a waxed jacket, says @heidistephens

Mini M&S 99p cheeses

Compelling

Personalised gifts

Always luggage, never towels. Distinction c/o @ohchrisburton

Cheese toasties

Need a more grown-up name, says @Gary_Bainbridge

America's "grilled cheese"

Not good enough. Implies there's no bread involved

Croque Anglaise

Possible winner from @Robins_Books

Supermarket pasta salads

Always, always rubbish

Andrex's "rollaphobia" campaign

No, we do NOT leave loads of rolls around the house!

Gladioli

Grand and colourful; very MC

Latest Comments
The Periodic Table of the Middle Class
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « It’s all in the name: Why the middle classes love a workshop but hate a kids club | Main | SHE THINKS/HE THINKS #3: CLUTCH BAGS »
    Monday
    Jan142013

    How to be middle class: feeling a little bit ‘on holiday’ in the world food aisle  

    The food shop is the most boring part of my week. But I have to say that there is one supermarket aisle that I actually kind of enjoy and can easily get a bit lost in. It’s the ‘world foods’ one, and I go down there for this amazing Chinese Aloe Vera juice drink which my friend recommended for IBS, and I just love looking at all the packaging with different languages on and wondering what everything is and what the traditions are behind the stuff.

    You wander in from the bread or the fruit or wherever and there you are suddenly in a Caribbean market and then an Asian supermarket and it’s just fun, like going shopping when you’re on holiday and self catering and trying to work out what’s what. Does anyone else get this sort of holiday buzz from the world food aisle? Or is it a bit wrong of me?

    References (2)

    References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
    • Response
      Response: nude asians
      The Middle Class Handbook - Blog (Home) - How to be middle class: feeling a little bit ‘on holiday’ in the world food aisle
    • Response
      The Middle Class Handbook - Blog (Home) - How to be middle class: feeling a little bit ‘on holiday’ in the world food aisle

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>