January 12, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
If I’m on my own on Sunday, I often roast a chicken portion. I buy the chickens in the local farmers’ market and joint them and it’s easy to pull one out of the freezer early in the day to defrost. I seem to rarely roast a whole chicken these days; even if I have […]
December 28, 2013.Reading time 7 minutes.
When I was at the wonderful Moro pop-up at Possessed N1’s Supper Club early this month the main dish was a duck fattee with chickpea pilaf, pomegranates, aubergines and walnuts. A fattee is a Lebanese dish in which pitta bread is toasted and crisped in butter then layered with various toppings, ending with some garlicky […]
October 7, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
One of the nicest meals we had in Istanbul last week was at Amedros after we’d seen the Whirling Dervishes. The meal was fabulous, beginning with a wonderful selection of meze. My main course was Ottoman Chicken served with a fresh pomegranate juice, walnuts, cinnamon and red onion sauce. It was so good I decided […]
July 20, 2013.Reading time 8 minutes.
It’s so hot that even the Single Gourmet Traveller didn’t want to eat as much as usual. But she did want to eat, of course. My family know it’s time to worry if I ever don’t want to eat. I had to do some work today so planned to take a portion of bolognese ragu […]
April 27, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
I did eat rather a lot in Venice, but I did a lot of walking too; I must have walked miles. And I am a gourmet traveller. Even so, a little restraint in the eating department may be in order for a few days. But that, of course, doesn’t mean I have to live on lettuce (as […]
June 11, 2012.Reading time 7 minutes.
There was some fabulous food at my friend Chris’s party on Saturday night. The weather even took a break from rain and we were able to eat outside in the garden; although it wasn’t ‘hot’, it was definitely feeling a bit like summer at last. There was a huge bowl of fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad, much […]