October 18, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
The prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards are published today and I was delighted to see one of my favourite restaurants, The Palomar, voted Best Restaurant in UK. It reminded me that I’ve had on my mind writing a post about my favourite food places in my local area: Richmond and Twickenham. People are often asking me […]
October 13, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
I’m having a midweek ‘weekend’. I worked over the weekend, got two jobs in the post yesterday, expect more work at the end of the week, but was free to indulge a passion for art and food today by heading into central London this morning. I’m a Friend of Tate and with two big exhibitions […]
August 26, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
We Brits do get teased about our obsession with the weather. But, having just driven for nearly three hours through flooded roads and in driving rain that meant even on the motorway I had to slow down to 30 mph, I think we can be excused for wanting to talk about rainy summers! Actually, until […]
June 2, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
This is a Jamie Oliver recipe but I was inspired to cook it not by him, but by my god-daughter Emma and her husband Ben. When I went to their house for Sunday lunch recently, the whole family was there … Emma’s parents, brother, sister … and Ben had cooked two lamb shoulders in this […]
December 30, 2012.Reading time 8 minutes.
We had the last of the Christmas 2012 family meals last night with my son and daughter-in-law back from Wales and coming over to supper – with Zeph their Yorkshire terrier puppy! – to see my mother. I didn’t want to do any kind of Christmas meal though and decided instead on a simple roast […]
February 15, 2012.Reading time 10 minutes.
I’ve written about the lovely A Cena on the Hill deli before and its head chef, Paul Hughes, but thought it was time I headed back to talk to Paul about his Top Ten Cookery Books and find out more about him. Paul is an interesting man to talk to: apart from his obvious love […]