Christmas?…Nuts!

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

Duck at the Varsity in Cambridge

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

Tapas at All Bar One – Victoria Street

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

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...

Royal Dragon dumplings – Gerrard Street, London

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

Quick pumpkin soup

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

Wholewheat spaghetti

I do not often eat pasta. Occasionally I eat ricotta and spinach tortelloni, and sometimes in a...

Quick & easy cold lamb salad

This has to be one of the quickest to prepare. Cold lamb slices from yesterday's roast leg,...

Dorset snails at the Savoy Grill

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

Savoy in style

It was quite a meal at the Savoy. First came lobster bisque, though I tasted one of...

Very old Madeira

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

Pickled herring in Stockholm

I was in Stockholm for a conference, and enjoyed Swedish cuisine. I especially liked the pickled herring...
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