Now We Are Three: Orecchiette, Broccoli & Tomato

It’s a week of birthdays: my sleek little Bella cat was 7 on the Wednesday, my brother Adam’s birthday followed on Thursday; my friend Rona’s birthday was yesterday and Annie’s is tomorrow. Meanwhile in the midst of all these celebrations the blog reached the grand blogging age of 3 yesterday. A proper celebration, maybe cooking […]

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Blogging and the Art of Paying & Taking Photos

It was Lawrence of Brula and Joe Allen who alerted me to the argument raging on Twitter last week, involving Jay Rayner and others, about food bloggers and the ethics of freebies: can you write an unbiased review of a meal if you haven’t paid for it? I thought I was a fairly frequent visitor to […]

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Blogging Highlights of 2013

About this time last year I wrote a post about the 10 bucket list new destinations I’d like to go to over the next couple of years or so. Well, I’ve only managed to tick off one this year – to Istanbul – but I’ve still had a fantastic year of travel and eating, and […]

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Art, the Beach and Dinner at Les Vapeurs, Trouville

When I told Lawrence Hartley of the wonderful and award-winning French bistro, Brula (www.brula.co.uk) in Twickenham that I was coming to Deauville-Trouville for a holiday, he said I had to go to Les Vapeurs for Moules Frites. So that’s what I did tonight. After my market adventure this morning, I had lunch at the apartment […]

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Joe Allen: Looking to the Future – An Interview with Two of the New Owners

I had the slightly weird experience early last December of sitting in one of my favourite haunts in central London – Joe Allen in Covent Garden – and seeing the owner of a favourite local restaurant heading across the room to say hello to me. Suddenly Twickenham met Covent Garden. For only days before it […]

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