Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Meal: Allan Brown: Something fishy is going on

The Sunday Times - Scotland

The paintings on show at Fins in Fairlie are a riot, but the plates are a fine exhibition of tasty seafood at its simplest.

The works of Snurd, Batchelor of Dental Surgery, may not be known to you, but their influence upon the contemporary dining scene is pervasive. Snurd was Reginald Perrin’s dentist in the classic 1970s BBC comedy, but he was a dentist with a hobby: amateur landscape painting. Snurd’s frightful renditions of the Algarve hung throughout Perrin’s home, so luridly incompetent that they sold like hot cakes in his deliberately awful supermarket chain, Grot.


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