Thursday, 11 August 2011
Coming back we stopped at Bill's in Lewes, our favourite cafe, which I have told you about before, to find that he has published the recipes of his tasty dishes. Bill is salt of the earth, no pretentions, just someone who has worked with fruit and veg all his life and has developed the instinct to work wonders with them - as you can see from the video clip. While other small greengrocers caved under the weight of supermarkets - and Tescos is but 5 minutes walk away from Bill's - he has thrived by making his shop the most beautiful visual experience. No diminished and old vegetables here. All is polished and bright and dewy fresh. Yesterday's veg goes into delicious soups and casseroles that people queue to eat. He now has home made chutneys, jams, sauces... Watching Bill is like watching a ballet dancer - he will always find the next steps and if I was writing a Harvard Business Case Study, it would be about Bill and how small shops can prosper. There is hope for everyone - imagine! Something to smile about.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 22:34