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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Top Ten Blog Posts 2013

I’ve become slightly obsessive about statistics. I love looking at the Stats page on my WordPress site and seeing which are the most popular posts of the moment; which countries viewers have come from – always a lot from UK and US but sometimes more surprising places like Slovenia or Korea. Then there are the […]

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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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Grilled Salad of Salmon, Baby Gem & Tomatoes with Caesar Dressing

I’d gone about 48 hours without a proper meal. This is almost unheard of. ‘A’ keeps telling me, You’re always eating. This is true. And I was eating in those 48 hours. Some things were very delicious, such as the gorgeous Sweet Potato Pie at Oblix yesterday when I interviewed Jurgen Willems; I’ve eaten lovely […]

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Top Ten Cookery Books: Jurgen Willems, Executive Pastry Chef, Oblix at The Shard

It was a grey, wet morning as I arrived at The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building and designed by the architect Renzo Piano. It’s visible from way across London and is simply magnificent in its design and the way it draws your eye from literally miles away. As I emerged from London Bridge station it […]

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