This Autumn I joined Chad Valley on the last leg on his US Tour with the brilliant Active Child. From Portland to LA up to San Fransisco and back again, our bright blue Toyota Corolla sped up the Big Sur, through desert and in and out of valet parking at Paula Abdul’s.
Food in America is a convenience. Like everyone says, it’s big and mostly involves burritos. I actually had some of the worst food of my life, chile dog, corn dog, any sort of dog named goods in particular. But on the sunny side up, if you manage to find the right places, they are so good. So, in no particular order:
Liverpool has quickly become one of my favourite cities, from the Liver Birds, John Lewis Pjamas to the Eleanor Rigby Hotel above the strip joint, made best of all by seeing the wonderful Jamie Galliford. Jamie and I collaborated at Saint Martins under the guise of Garrison Ford, resulting in a lot of black coffee and a rather sexual film about mayonnaise.
Jamie is not only a very talented artist, but makes the most amazing bacon sandwiches ever at the brilliant Bold Street Cafe.