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Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

Where can we live but days?

An Emblem of Themselves in Plum or Pear.
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Yesterday the Cotswold project took me back to Fosse Farmhouse, the model for Alice's house in the Kiniro Mosaic anime, in which its homemade jam actually gets a sly bit of product placement on Shinobu's breakfast table...

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fosse farmhouse product placement - closeup

I was there to talk about the project with Caron, the owner, but happily my visit coincided with the arrival of a group of young Japanese students studying nearby in Bath, who had come to learn the ancient art of baking scones. Here they are, doing just that, in a scene reminiscent of Alice's and Shinobu's lesson in Episode 1 (that took place in the room next door, but the Homepride flour men are prominent in both):

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Admittedly yesterday's students weren't making names in dough, but here are some Caron made earlier:

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Anyway, the end result was very good, and didn't taste like a cartoon at all:

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The homemade jam was plum, not strawberry; Caron can't grow enough strawberries for the purpose, but has a very productive Victoria plum tree. I point that out purely for the sake of scholarship, but research is seldom this delicious.