March 11, 2018.Reading time 5 minutes.
It was my first time back at Arte Chef since September 2014. I thought it was great when I went, but with its parent restaurant Masaniello just a 15-minute walk from home, it’s seemed so much easier to go there than taking a 20-minute drive to Barnes. But chef Livio Te’s Twickenham restaurant has become […]
February 17, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
Since I first wrote about Franco Manca over 2 years ago, the chain has boomed and grown from 10 outlets to 42. Most are in London but now some are outside the capital in places like Bournemouth, Brighton and Guildford. Giuseppe Mascoli opened his first Franco Manca in a small outlet in Brixton Market in […]
March 20, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
I’m not in full food blogger mode all the time. Most of the time I’m cooking up meals that I make regularly and visiting favourite restaurants and cafés; I’m not always searching out new things for the blog. Food, however, has always been a bit of an obsession: I’m always thinking about the next meal or […]
September 12, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
There’s been a wonderful Italian food revolution in London over recent years. Of course, Italian food has been available for a long time, especially since the immigration of Italians to London in the late 19th century, in particular to Clerkenwell and spreading across to Soho, bringing real Italian food with them. I’m old enough to […]