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Crab and saffron ravioli

July 2nd was the fifth anniversary of my dad’s death, and I couldn’t concentrate on work. So I decided to cook, and I wanted to create a dish that I could enjoy that night and remember my dad by – an incredible man and father who was so much fun and so life-loving. One of…

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The UK’s Top Ten Ultimate Breakfasts

Croissants from Fusion cafe, Sheffield For my first contribution to the MSN and Sainsburys food website, I wrote a top ten of ultimate breakfasts in the UK, finally managing to cover the Malvern Guest House in Deal, which has over 60 breakfast options (including ‘burger breakfast’). You can view the top ten here over at…

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Paramount: it’s very high up

Opening up the previously members-only restaurant and bar Paramount at Centre Point to the general (if smartly dressed) public was a bloody good idea.  The views are immense. Like on the way up to Windows, your ears pop in the lift to the 32nd floor, and when you step out it’s like you’ve been transported…

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Viajante restaurant review

First printed in Spectator Scoff!   You’ve got to admire Nuno Mendes’ tenacity. Having once tried, and once failed, with Bacchus – a restaurant serving his elaborate, inventive cuisine from the run-down depths of Hoxton – forcing him to create a supper club (and a very successful one at that) from his loft apartment –…

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Chef for a day: L’Enclume

First published on The Spectator’s Website Chef Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred L’Enclume restaurant is in Cartmel, one of the most picturesque, remote villages in the Lake District: all cobbled streets, country lanes and babbling brooks. The course begins with a trip to Rogan’s organic Howbarrow farm, where you’ll pick seasonal bounty like broad bean flowers, lettuces,…

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Restaurant review: The Curlew, Bodiam

A few weeks ago I went for a meal that, quite unexpectedly, blew me away completely. Anyone who’s seen me in the subsequent weeks has probably been gabbled at about the fantastic British food Neil McCue is cooking at The Curlew. So here is a review I wrote about the meal, which was first published…

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My week in food

This week has been a whirlwind of eating… Bar Boulud Viajante Landseer British Kitchen, Bloomsbury Hotel

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