French garlic bread? That’s a pain

OUR tale about the delightful culinary concoctions of France reminds Daniel McColgan from Bishopbriggs of a visit he made to a Paris bistro in the late 1980s.

When he asked for garlic bread, the waiter stared at him blankly. After an explanation was offered in Daniel’s best poor French, the waiter brought a baguette, a garlic clove and some butter.

“DIY at its finest,” says Daniel.


WE recently mentioned that in the World Cup the mighty Australian team (including at least one Scots-born kickyball king) were sadly blootered out of the tournament.

Now Sid Leslie from Kirkintilloch brings us