I’m not sure if the story that Peter Mandleson once mistook mushy peas for an avocado dip is true, nonetheless this story made me chuckle. It tells us:

A stall selling mushy peas and pies is celebrating 70 years of trading by selling peas at 1949 prices of 5p.

The Mushy Pea stall has been on Norwich market since it was first set up in 1949.

Third generation owner, Anita Adcock from Hellesdon, Norwich, described her food as “wholesome” but declined to reveal what went into her mushy peas.

She said the peas were traditionally served with mint sauce and should be eaten with a pie and not chips.

She has customers in their 90s who first came to the stall when it was run by her husband’s grandmother, she said

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