My Week in Food

It’s quite a while since I last wrote one of these posts but they’re fun to do occasionally and a great way to mention favourite restaurants I revisit and recipes I cook again. It’s been a good week of friends, food and expeditions. Come and share it with me …   Friday I had a […]

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Restaurant Review: Masaniello Surbiton

The Italians know how to throw a party. Masaniello was opening its new branch in Surbiton this evening and an invitation to regulars and locals went out to join the party. I arrived soon after 6pm when it was due to begin and it was fairly quiet, but a warm welcome from owner/head chef Livio […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

Most people are fairly traditional when it comes to food at Christmas. The wonderful and great late cookery writer Jane Grigson wrote: ‘In my experience, clever food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous.’ I think things have changed a little since she wrote that and […]

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My Week in Italian Food

I haven’t written a My Week in Food post for a few weeks and thought it would be fun to do it for the week just ending as I’ve been out more than usual, but to old favourite places already written about on the blog. It’s nice to take the chance to highlight them again, plus […]

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Stufato di Pesce – Italian Fish Stew

I’ve called this Italian Fish Stew because it’s totally inspired by the wonderful fish stew I’ve had a couple of times recently at one of my favourite local restaurants, Masaniello. I just couldn’t resist trying to make it myself, so today I went down the road to the excellent Sandys Fishmongers in Twickenham’s high street – […]

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Restaurant Review: Osteria Pulcinella

It’s nearly 4 years ago that one warm summer’s evening, Antonio and I stood in Church Street, Twickenham and deliberated over whether to eat in Masaniello or, on the opposite side of the road, Osteria Pulcinella. I can’t remember why we finally decided to go into Masaniello (click here for review) but I liked it so […]

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My Week in Food

It’s been a particularly good week in food – lots of outings and not much cooking from me! Here’s how it went: Tuesday – Country Pub Lunch Tuesday saw me heading out of town along the M4 to Holyport, near Maidenhead, where my oldest friend, Nina – as in the friend I’ve know longest; not […]

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