Where to Eat with Kids: Franco Manca, Richmond

Over the last three years I’ve discovered some great places to eat with my 3-year-old grandson Freddie. Following family tradition, he’s turning into a great gourmet and even likes to help with the cooking. He loves Italian food and has an addiction to olives! Given the proliferation of wonderful Italian restaurants, bakeries and delis in […]

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Restaurant Review: Franco Manca, Russell Square

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 […]

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My Week in Food

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 […]

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Restaurant Review: Franco Manca

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 […]

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