Fish and chips is the original British fast food. It’s done very well at Fish Works in London’s Swallow Street, with nice crisp batter, tasty chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. It goes very well with Cape Heights chenin blanc.
St John’s Chop House in Cambridge is two remarkable things: its food is very British, and it is consistently brilliant. I started with the pear and blue cheese tart, ate crab and smoked haddock fish cakes for my main course, and finished up sharing the British cheeses. There was Godminster cheddar, Driftwood goat’s cheese, Sussex […]
Angels 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 in bacon. The […]
The 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 cod (outstanding), tiropitakia, […]
A 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 and mushrooms. They […]