Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Places to Eat in Soho, London

Soho is full of places to eat, from classic dining institutions like L’Escargot in Greek Street and Quo Vadis in Dean Street (both places I’ve been to but not for a long time and pre-blog days) to familiar chains like The Real Greek, Cote Bistro, and recent ‘chain’ favourite, Franco Manca (links are to other branches […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Things in London’s Covent Garden

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 […]

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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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My Week in Food

It’s been a week of contrasts from wonderful San Sebastián in Spain a week ago to a dull and damp Bank Holiday Monday back in London yesterday. But good food isn’t dependent on either location or weather thank goodness. Although a location as great as San Sebastián and a good dose of sunshine certainly help. Here’s […]

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Griddled Sirloin Steak with Chimichurri

I’m a committed carnivore, hence tucking into Beef Tartare at the Duck & Waffle a couple of weeks ago, not to mention foie gras in Bilbao last weekend. However, I don’t eat meat every day; indeed many of my meals are meat free. But I had a rare but strong fancy for some steak today and […]

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Mindful Eating

My friend Antonio teased me that my new ‘My Week in Food’ series will encourage me to eat more (he got a suitable tease back!). But it’s true that it could if I was looking for an excuse to overindulge, spend more money eating out, etc. An excuse to eat more isn’t what the series is […]

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My Week in Food

People seem to like my new series about the food highlights of my week. I love writing them and thinking each day about what I’ll add to the next week’s post. So … here goes with the past week’s food. Tuesday – Food & Poetry on Richmond Hill This was the day I met friends […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Cafe Het Molenpad

Serendipity. For the travelling foodie there are few more delightful experiences than finding a great new place to eat by chance. I’d grazed quite a lot on the food tour today, although not actually eaten a meal and had mainly tasted rather than eaten what was put before me. But how hungry was I? What […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Staying in the Museum District

Amsterdam is a perfect destination for me for a winter break. Given that I’m not about to spend a lot of money and fly for hours to a hot, beach destination, heading to a city quite close (only 45 minutes actually in the air flying from London) that I know well and love is a […]

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Blogging Highlights 2015

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 […]

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