Vintage Cava is better than a cheap Champagne

Many of us like fizzy wines, especially Champagne. I rather think the best value is vintage cava...

Tapas at All Bar One – Victoria Street

All Bar One in Victoria Street offer a good selection of "small dishes" - i.e. tapas.  This...

Royal Dragon dumplings – Gerrard Street, London

Very often when eating a Chinese meal I will start off either with fragrant crispy duck and...

Duck at the Varsity in Cambridge

The Varsity restaurant is the Cambridge twin of Trinity restaurant, and it came first. I began with...

Christmas?…Nuts!

Christmas is a time for nuts, specifically nuts in shells. We eat shelled ones such as peanuts...

First season pumpkin pie

I lined a pie dish with my usual shortcrust pastry. The filling used about 400 gm of...

Oshen bisque

I named this creamy pancetta, mushroom and garlic soup after the lovely Michelle Oshen, the internet's Bacon...

Pumpkin time

I cut a pumpkin into segments after scooping out the seeds. After peeling them with a potato...

Quick pumpkin soup

I had one jar left of the pumpkin purée I'd made and frozen. I defrosted it and...

Very old Madeira

I am very partial to very old Madeiras. Because the wine is already oxidised, it improves rather...

Mango with tamarind

Mango is one of my favourite fruits, and I love tamarind with its somewhat sour taste. So...

Dorset snails at the Savoy Grill

I quite like escargots, which are mainly an excuse to have garlic butter, but the Savoy offers...
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