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Devils on Horseback at the BBQ

Post Views = 511Angels on Horseback were a Victorian delicacy consisting of oysters wrapped in bacon and served hot. The variant Devils on Horseback usually has dried fruit wrapped in bacon, often a pitted prune with mango chutney. My version, which I sometimes cook at BBQs, has a medjool date with the stone removed, wrapped […]


The Real Greek

Post Views = 490The Real Greek restaurants have several branches in London.  They have a neat business model of using quite small tables and serving the food on cake stands, with the dishes stacked up vertically to save space.  Their food is very good indeed, and the prices quite keen.  This time we ate salted […]


Anchovy & prawn quiche

Post Views = 480There was food left from the barbecue so I made a quiche. I used 4oz of plain flour with a heaped dessert spoon of bran, mixed in with a couple of spoons of goose fat, and crumbled it together to make a succulent pastry when cooked. I rolled it into a circle […]


Healthy barbecue

Post Views = 479A healthy barbecue sounds like a contradiction in terms, but I thought I’d try one. This one came without hamburgers or hot dogs, and without buns either. Furthermore, it had no sauces. I made skewers, some featuring prawns, some with chicken pieces. Alongside I put red, green and yellow peppers, purple onions […]

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Reys Cambridge

Post Views = 482I only rarely visited the place in Cambridge when it was a pub called The Cow, but I’m told it did good value in “pint & pizza.” Now it’s Reys chicken and on my first visit I ordered the quarter Reys rotisserie chicken with some Reys hot sauce on the side. Reys […]


About Thyme’s Burgos black pudding

Post Views = 474I’ve been going to About Thyme for some years now. It never fails to serve excellent food, beautifully prepared. This was their Burgos black pudding (Morcilla) served with fried quail eggs and toasted brioche. The black pudding known as Morcilla de Burgos is a sausage made mostly with pork blood which, unlike […]


Lebanese-style chicken tostada

Post Views = 278Lunch at the Slug and Lettuce provided a chance to try their Middle Eastern-style flatbreads topped with a sunblush red pepper tapenade. These are like pizzas, but without the cheese and tomato. This rather colorful example featured Lebanese-style chicken with garlic and herb-marinated chicken breast, yoghurt, garlic, peppers, mint, coriander and lemon, […]


Baked vanilla cheesecake

Post Views = 113The Wolseley does some really fine dishes. My friend had their legendary schnitzel Holstein, complete with fried egg and crossed anchovies. He finished with their baked vanilla cheesecake, describing it as the best cheesecake he’d ever eaten. It set me thinking of a much simpler cheesecake, one put together rapidly and without […]


Leon ***

Post Views = 26Leon is a new rapidly growing fast food chain. It specialises in dishes that try to balance healthiness with taste … expect lots of quinoa, brown rice, peas and “superfoods” hidden within. I’m a growing fan. I first sampled their food in a City branch, but didn’t realise quite what they were […]