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Tesco Style Food

November 10th, 2008 London

Elvina wants to have a robot.  She sent a parcel with nicely looking Tesco products. Read what she wrote:

its a credit crunch parcel!
might be better to look at than eat!

Tesco plc is a British-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain. It has the largest British retailer by both global sales and domestic market share with profits exceeding £2 billion. Orange jelly cost 1p more than red jelly.

In 2008, Tesco became the world’s fourth largest retailer, the first movement among the top five since 2003. Originally specialising in food and drink, it has diversified into areas such as clothing, consumer electronics, consumer financial services, retailing and renting DVDs, CDs, music downloads, Internet service, consumer telecoms, consumer health insurance, consumer dental plans and software.

British sausages and cheese

September 20th, 2007 London

Aoife van Linden Tol sent these sensational British bangers.


They’re a bit fat, so either can par-boil them before grilling on the BBQ, or simply grill them on a lower flame. Aoife also swapped a big chunk of Berkswell ewes’ cheese.

ewes cheese


The village of Berkswell was named after the Saxon chief, Bercul. He was baptised in the ancient well at the centre of the village, and the village became known as ‘Berculs Well’. Over the last thousand years, the name has evolved into ‘Berkswell’. The eponymously named cheese is made by a small family run business in the village.

Ram Hall is a sixteenth century farmhouse with very little changed from the original. Steven Fletcher started as a dairy farmer, keeping cattle for milk sales only. In the early 1980s the cattle were slowly replaced with sheep, and it was only through a quirk of fate that his cheesemaking career took off. A local shop which used to sell goat’s cheese lost their supplier and asked Stephen if he could make ewe’s milk cheese. Never one to shirk a challenge, Stephen set about the task of making a new ewe’s milk cheese from scratch. Originally made using a recipe for Caerphilly, Berkswell soon developed a character of its own, more akin to Manchego than the Welsh cheese.

Stephen now has the help of his wife Tessa and the cheese is made 2-3 times a week from the milk of their flock of 350 Frieslands. Berkswell is a hard full fat (45%) unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese made with vegetarian rennet. It is matured for up to eight months and weighs 3-4 kg, measuring 20cm in diameter by 8cm high. Once matured, the rind becomes heavily textured and pitted.

This cheese goes well on the cheeseboard as well as being an excellent cooking cheese, with a more delicate flavour and smooth texture than say a Pecorino. It grates well and is wonderful in potato dishes. It is also a good alternative to cheddar for those suffering from cow’s milk allergies. (

Finally chocalate arrived for working at DIWO

April 5th, 2007 London


Chocolate was sent because Richard Wright of Mongrel was the first through the door of HTTP gallery. He gave the instruction about exactly what to send.

Delicious organic dark chocolate with exotic orange essence, perfectly balanced by the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla. By purchasing this bar, you are directly supporting small-scale farmers through direct trade, fair prices, community development and environmental sustainability.

“do it with others” exhibition at HTTP gallery london

working at DIWO exhibition at HTTP gallery

March 1st, 2007 London

photograph by Pau Ross

Do It With Others(DIWO):
E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour

An E-Mail-Art project on the NetBehaviour email list culminating in an exhibition at the HTTP Gallery in London.
DIWO logo

Private View: Thur 1st March, 7 – 9 PM
Exhibition: 2nd March – 1st April
Friday – Sunday: 12noon-5pm

For more information about DIWO

at diwo

photograph by Pau Ross

DIWO opening