Wednesday, August 25, 2010

County Delicacies Closed

Just heard that another of the independent delis in Berkshire has closed. Sadly County Delicacies in Reading shut its doors for the last time last Thursday. If anyone East of Reading is looking for their fix of Barkham Blue, or Wigmore or something else delicious, do pop into Tastes in Eton (or give us a call). If you are missing something we don't currently stock we'll do our best to source it for you.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Getting Smarter!

I'm trying very hard to keep abreast of modern technology. We do have a facebook page, and an online shop. We don't twitter (yet) and haven't quite managed to get the GPS stamp part of facebook to work (apparently "they" need to do something).

Each time I think I'm getting there, something new comes along! Pleasingly the new google GPS type thing available on smartphones seems to work automatically without any effort from me. That is the sort of technological advance I like.

Thanks to Graham for showing me what Tastes looks like on a smartphone.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Britains favourite topic of conversation

Can you believe it is the middle of August? It is incredibly dark and wet in Eton today. And people running with umbrellas aren't all that likely to pop into the deli for a delicious morsel. I've had to resort to paperwork and photographing the rain!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


This week I've been working on the Tastes Delicatessen web site. I've resisted the urge to redesign it (although I was tempted) and have forced myself to concentrate on adding new stock to the online shop. There is so much still to describe, it is a daunting task, and it is easy to get side tracked by one particular product. But I remained focussed and now have more than 150 products listed (which isn't even 10% of what is available in store, but is progress in the right direction). If you’ve been buying things from the real or online shop, do pop by the web site and leave your product feedback.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Go local with The Times

The "Go local" campaign is coming to an end next Friday (13th). So anyone who has been collecting the tokens to save £5 at Tastes Delicatessen, should pop along or place their order online within the next week.