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Dining around at MGM Grand

‘Dining around’. It’s a bit like sleeping around really: not a a lot of honour in it, makes the participant feel somewhat guilty after the event, but is deliciously fun at the time. A different course at a different restaurant – I’d never ‘dined around’ before Las Vegas. But if there is one place on earth you’re…

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Cheer and boozing in Las Vegas

It’s day two and I’ve realised that what I’m doing in Las Vegas is basically the culinary version of Fear and Loathing. If he hadn’t blown himself out of cannon in Aspen, Hunter S. Thompson might be proud. This is gonzo food journalism, and any previous misconceptions I may have had about heavy food and…

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Blinis and lychee martinis

I had an impromptu dinner gathering the other night. After a thoroughly unproductive Saturday, I was determined to salvage something of the day, and my way of usually doing that is to cook and see friends. So I got on the phone, put out the invites and hit Waitrose. I’d already decided on roast lamb…

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Hot to trot(ter)

I’ve been hearing people in the food world talk about Pierre Koffmann’s famous pig’s trotters since I started writing about food. Ditto I’ve listened to chefs rhapsodise about Koffmann’s “immense” presence at his legendary La Tante Claire restaurant – whose famously difficult kitchen trained hoards of now Michelin-starred chefs in their own right – years…

Pierre in his kitchen at Selfridges
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Tom Kitchin returns to the stove with Pierre Koffmann

Today Edinburgh’s Michelin-starred, Scottish produce championing chef Tom Kitchin takes his place back in the kitchen with the legendary Pierre Koffmann at Selfridges fifth floor pop-up restaurant, as part of the London Restaurant Festival. Kitchin did his time in the kitchen of La Tante Claire back when he was  a young  up and coming chef…

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Edinburgh gallery: 21212 and The Kitchin

Hello all! And welcome to my new-look, solo blog – minus Jude. Fiftyfourfoodmiles is in the process of being put down (sob, but Jude is so busy on the frontline of journalism we thought it would be better if I carried on the glluttony single-handedly). This is still very much in the early stages, and…

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