So I'm off to Dublin today for Curry 2.0, which I mentioned earlier. If the meal is really fantastic - and I'm sure that many of those attending will blog their gastronomic views - any of us needing to stave off retrospective yearnings should pay a visit to Arun of www.greensaffron.com. He sells very fresh spices in idiot-proof, ready-mixed packs with recipe sheets, amongst other things.
As for the meal itself, I've decided to go not too far from the weather in terms of conversation, though perhaps I'm wrong to suppose that all these technical people will want to talk about nothing else but matters technical. I'm not planning to hold forth on wine. Well, not much.