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Ever stumbled into a new city, a place brimming with possibilities and with a reputation to match, and found yourself completely overwhelmed, fumbling around for somewhere to eat, realising that all the good places are closed/rammed/somewhere else, and being forced to settle for some lazy tourist trap with barely a local in sight? This happens [...]
I sometimes have to travel to London for work, and every once in a while, I find myself with an evening to kill and nobody to kill it with. This, I relish, and I spend most of my time wandering around the streets, just watching things happen. Often, I'll walk around the West End and [...]
A few years ago, we had dinner at a Spanish restaurant in Liverpool. It was a little disappointing, but the one thing I remember clearly was that I decided to follow the hints on the menu and ordered a glass of fino sherry instead of the usual wine. It was a complete revelation - chilled, bone-dry, [...]
Funny things, books about ice cream ... They only get used for a few weeks a year, at least in Britain, and here we are, in the middle of those few weeks, besieged by glowering clouds and wildly fluctuating temperatures. Enough to make me to think seriously about turning the central heating back on rather than breaking [...]
So, when I first came across At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen a few weeks ago, I flicked through it and found page after page of stunning photos. A great start. But then I started to skim read it and it didn't feel good ... too worthy, too healthy, too much quinoa. I put [...]