June 2, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
It’s not so long ago I wrote about the difficulty of buying radicchio but then I recently discovered a large display of it in Wholefoods in Richmond and so I’ve started buying it regularly again. Italians will say that Treviso tardivo is the best kind of radicchio but the kind most commonly found in UK […]
March 16, 2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
I used to cook this dish so often that I was surprised, when I thought of making it tonight, to discover that it wasn’t already on the blog. There are so many recipes here now that sometimes I think, I’ll make ‘whatever’ and write it up, only to discover I did that two or three […]
February 27, 2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
Often a meal is the final part of a journey. Or it is for someone like me whose mind is often taken up by thoughts of food. Tonight’s supper was the last stage of a journey that began in Barrafina yesterday lunchtime, after I’d been to see the new ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ […]
May 10, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
I braved the long Saturday queue at Sandy’s fishmongers in Twickenham today on my way back from coffee in Richmond. I fancied fish for supper. Outside the world seemed slightly mad. It was a big rugby match day; part of the fun and sometimes irritation of living in Twickenham. The rugby crowds (75,000 today) are […]
May 11, 2013.Reading time 8 minutes.
I wanted a really nice meal tonight. I’ve had fun the last couple of evenings but no ‘proper’ meal. And that’s a very unusual thing for The Single Gourmet Traveller. I was brought up to believe that if I didn’t have my ‘meat and two veg’ every day then something dire would happen to me; […]
July 23, 2012.Reading time 7 minutes.
I first went to Rome in 2001. I’d booked myself into a language school for 4 weeks and was lucky enough to be able to stay in my friends Robert and Jenny’s flat; their first flat but close to the one I visited in March. Just a short distance past the old city walls – […]
April 11, 2012.Reading time 6 minutes.
I went both healthy and summery tonight with supper. Healthy from a desire for something lighter on the stomach after an Easter weekend full of more desserts and – of course! – chocolate than usual. Summery, because the sun was shining today but without that lovely warmth of a couple of weeks ago, so I […]