The big chip

I don't often order chips (fries), and when they come I usually give most of them away. ...

New pinotage

On the new wine list at the Cambridge Chop House is a pinotage I’d not tried. ...

The Wine Society party

As you might expect, the Cambridge Wine Society garden party was the one that had the most...

Bouleveard rediscovered

I used to go to Boulevard in Wellington Street in the Covent Garden area of London. When...

One bad pie, one good one

I ate an awful leek and mushroom pie at a pub lunch. I should say I...

Monsoon Valley colombard

It used to be thought that you couldn't grow wines outside the 30-50 degree band North and...

Lamb with rosemary and mint jelly

Rosemary seems an appropriate herb for flavouring lamb as it cooks.  I bought a ready-rolled joint of...

Pear and bramble pie with a hint of nutmeg

The first use of the freebie brambles and pears was in a pie. My usual pastry...

River Bar and kitchen

I revisited Cambridge's River Bar and Kitchen, across the river from Magdalen College. It's often hard...

Boisdale in Canary Wharf

I went to a launch party for a new branch of Boisdale just opened in Canary Wharf...

Same college, another dinner

I was in Sidney Sussex College again, but this time in the main dining hall for dinner. ...

Italian at Al Barattolo

Two of us decided to go for some typical Italian Nice cuisine, so settled on Al Barattolo...
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