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I landed in JFK in the midsts of a fleeting tornado. But they didn’t tell us that on the plane: “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s some cloud, wind and rain over JFK at the moment so we’re going to hold off … Continue reading
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One of my favourite things about being in the US is having access to really incredible, authentic Mexican food. During last year’s trip to LA I feasted on birria (stewed goat’s meat) at Carnitas Michoacan in Lincoln Heights, which you … Continue reading
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A matter of months ago, I had never been to Holland. This how now been remedied, and thanks to a fine twist of work-related fate, I’ve actually just been there twice in the past month. On both trips, I had … Continue reading
In November I was taken on a press trip by Wines of Argentina. Lucky, lucky me. Over the course of six days I would explore a country I’d been lusting over for years, meet some lovely fellow journalists and wine … Continue reading
Believe the buzz. Ducksoup – and I’m not talking about the 1933 Marx Brothers film – is the shizzle. Or at least, it was when I lunched there last week - packed tightly into my rickety wooden chair on the tiny, jewel box ground floor … Continue reading
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Tagged Dean Street, Ducksoup, Julian Biggs, London restaurant, Mark Hix, new London restaurant, small plate restaurant, Soho restaurant
“This is real, old Soho,” says Russell Norman as he leans on the bar of Spuntino. Through the window, just across the way, neon signs for ‘DVD Extra XXX’ and ‘£2 Peep show’ are offering the sort of entertainment that … Continue reading
Posted in New restaurants, New York, restaurant review, Restaurants, reviews, Uncategorized
Tagged informal dining, Italian restaurants, London restaurants, new opening, new restaurants, New York, Polpetto, Polpo, Russell Norman, snack bars, Soho, Spuntino, Urban dining
The buzz surrounding Heston Blumenthal’s first London restaurant, Dinner, which opened on the 31st of January, has been Brobdingnagian in its proportions. Early reviews from Giles Coren and Matthew Fort rhapsodised about its brilliance, and the morning that I visit The Sun has … Continue reading
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Tagged Ashley Palmer-Watts, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, heston blumenthal, Historic British recipes, London restaurants, new restaurants, The Fat Duck
I found myself in Birmingham – the land of pleasant taxi drivers, balti houses and a growing culinary scene – not so long ago. I was up there for an Arcade Fire gig (there were only seated tickets left at … Continue reading
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Tagged Birmingham restaurants, casual dining, casual dining chain, chain restaurants, Italian food, Italian restaurants, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Italian, pasta, restaurants in Birmingham
When I was a kid, we used to go camping in Spain and France every summer holiday in our Conway Tardis (a sort of weird caravan/trailer tent hybrid). My parents would let me and my sister amuse ourselves for hours … Continue reading
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Tagged London restaurants, Mayfair restaurants, Papa Smurf, restaurants in Mayfair, Smurfs, Spanish cooking, Spanish food, Spanish ingredients, Spanish tapas, tapas