August 3, 2016.Reading time 16 minutes.
A SMALL HISTORY Covent Garden is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London, full of shops, cafés and restaurants, theatres and the famous Royal Opera House. The area spreads north of The Strand from Drury Lane westwards to St Martin’s Lane and up to the top end of Shaftesbury Avenue. There has […]
February 29, 2016.Reading time 12 minutes.
There’s been a bit of excitement brewing in Shepherd’s Bush Road for a few months; the main road that runs from Hammersmith Broadway to Shepherd’s Bush. It was some time last summer that Lawrence Hartley and Tim Healy – who already own two of my favourite restaurants, Joe Allen and Orso – told me of their […]
December 30, 2015.Reading time 12 minutes.
Happy New Year 2016!! WordPress have just sent me the blog’s Annual Report full of statistics about which posts were most popular and where readers came from. The most popular post this year was a TV review of Italy Unpacked Series 3: Puglia & Basilicata but my recipe for mince pies wasn’t far behind. I […]
July 26, 2015.Reading time 11 minutes.
It’s been a busy week and the blog’s birthday almost passed me by. I remembered the cat’s birthday (she was 8 on Thursday) because I had to sign a contract when I got her from a rescue home and her birthday is on the contract. She got extras of her favourite treats. It was my […]
July 1, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
I’m really loving Orso Restaurant’s regional dinners. We’ve been to Piemonte and Tuscany and last night we were transported to Venice. As regular readers will know, Venice (aside from my hometown of London) is my favourite place and I go there about once a year. And, of course, the food of Venice is some of […]
May 28, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
I loved the Livorno style baccalà – salt cod – I had last week at the Orso regional dinner when they ‘visited’ Tuscany. I found a recipe in Antonio Carluccio’s Italia book and was keen to try it out for myself. Carluccio uses red mullet, which I found in a lot of recipes for this dish […]