from The Guardian 24 Feb 2021
Grace Dent: British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches
…I’ve deliberated many times about discussing grief in a food column – you’re possibly here to read about new ways with couscous – yet the two topics are more linked than one might imagine. Victoria Wood once said that British grief centred mainly around the making of sandwiches. “Seventy-two baps, Connie. You slice, I’ll spread,” she quipped, mimicking the stoic capability of a widow stood behind a 2kg catering tub of Stork margarine.