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...

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...

Quick pumpkin soup

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

Bramble and apple pie

In Southern England the fruit is called blackberries and the bush brambles. In Scotland, however, and some...

Pumpkin time

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

First season pumpkin pie

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

Savoy in style

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

Bramble and apple pie

Still on my pie theme, this time I made bramble and apple pie. The bulges in the...

Captain Cat’s seasoning

Among my birthday presents was a tin of Captain Cat's seafood rub from Pembrokeshire in South Wales. ...

Oh dear, d’Arry’s – Cambridge

I went to d'Arry's in Cambridge in October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my Cambridge MPhil....
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