April 27, 2016.Reading time 5 minutes.
It’s been a busy week in food and much else with my birthday last Wednesday and then a trip to northern Spain with friend Annie over a long weekend (more on that to come in my next posts). Here’s how it shaped out: Tuesday – Anything Goes Salad It was book club night and I […]
March 30, 2016.Reading time 11 minutes.
I’ve decided it’s quite fun to do these ‘My Week in Food’ posts occasionally. It gives me a way to mention favourite places I go to regularly but can’t keep writing full posts about; or maybe somewhere new that I don’t want to write an entire post about; and it gives an insight into what […]
August 29, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
I’ve written about Ruben’s Bakehouse and Refettorio many times before: their wonderful breads, their fantastic pizza, but a new addition to their repertoire – or even repertorio, as we’re talking Italian here – is their breakfast: La Colazione. I have to say that when Igor – the owner – told me about them starting to […]
August 2, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
Sometimes a food & travel blogger doesn’t have to go far to eat some good food and experience something new. My lovely friend Lucia wanted to visit Turner’s House in Twickenham, once home of the great artist, and open only on the first Saturday of the month during summer months while extensive restoration work is […]
December 9, 2014.Reading time 13 minutes.
Pizza is an early street food. Street food is all the rage at the moment with markets popping up all over London, even well-established restaurants taking a stall, and offering the kind of wonderful food that’s only been seen before in places flung very wide of London. Street food when I was a kid was […]
January 8, 2014.Reading time 11 minutes.
There have been a lot of Italians – Italian restaurants and delis – in Twickenham for as long as I’ve lived here. And that’s well over 20 years. But it’s only since writing the blog that I’ve stopped to wonder why. When I was searching out some sumac a few months ago, my friend Elsa, […]
September 1, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
My son’s 30th birthday celebrations continued at Ruben’s Refettorio last night. Igor’s wonderful bakery and pizzeria have become such family favourites that when Jonathan was deciding where to gather his friends to celebrate his entry into a new decade, it was a natural choice. Some of us had built up an appetite on the playing […]