breakfast

Baked porridge

Bill Granger’s baked porridge

I’ve started to eat a lot more porridge, as an alternative breakfast to my usual couple of slices of toast. The benefits have been enormous.  Porridge is a slow-burning food that provides fuel for the body over a much longer period of time than bread.  I don’t feel hungry until much later in the morning, [...]

Food & drink

Sorry, no bacon…Roots & Fruits vegetarian cafe, Leeds

Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Cafe, Leeds

We had breakfast at the eclectic Roots & Fruits the other day. Sat in the window on mis-matched chairs looking out onto the quiet Grand Arcade, we ordered a standard English breakfast of eggs, toast, mushrooms, beans, hash browns. Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary, but well cooked and served with early Stevie Wonder [...]

Eating out

The Troubadour, Earl’s Court, London

The Troubador cafe, Earl’s Court, London

Eating breakfast in a hotel is a tedious, expensive and predictable business, to be avoided when possible. I discovered The Troubadour about a decade ago whilst wandering round trying to avoid just this problem, and I’ve been back there every now and again ever since. Opened in 1954, The Troubadour is the last remaining of [...]

Eating out