Archive For January 2010

Cuisinier Gascon by Pascal Aussignac- review

Cuisinier Gascon by Pascal Aussignac- review

Yes, it’s true dear reader, that this reviewer does love cookbooks. How often have I urged you to scurry off and purchase a particular title? You might be shocked to hear that I am asking you not to buy a single copy of this book. I can hear the gasp from the author and the…

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Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free by Antoinette Savill – review

Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free by Antoinette Savill – review

It’s a sad fact that there are more and more of us who suffer from food allergies or intolerances. The symptoms range from discomfort to life-threatening inflammation after eating offending foods. It’s an inconvenience for adults but upsetting for youngsters. Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free comes to the rescue with a raft…

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Food Presenting Secrets by Cara Hobday – review

Food Presenting Secrets by Cara Hobday – review

If you are a regular Mostly Food and Travel Journal reader then it’s likely you have a love of good food. It’s possible that you even enjoy cooking. If either of those apply then you probably have an appreciation of good presentation. It’s the first thing one notices and we all know what they say…

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St Pancras Grand Restaurant, Oyster and Champagne Bar – review

St Pancras Grand Restaurant, Oyster and Champagne Bar – review

Today I have a review of a smart restaurant conveniently situated about 2 hours outside Paris. Good transport links with easy access to city shops. Superb food and waiters who speak English, and a menu in English as well. Yes, that’s got your attention, my dear Anglophone reader! Even better news is that, if you…

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Forgotten Fruits by Christopher Stocks – review

Forgotten Fruits by Christopher Stocks – review

This is a lovely book to snuggle up with on these long winter evenings. Forgotten Fruits has a beautiful cover and the feel of an old-fashioned quality volume. The off-white paper suggests a well-loved tome kept in a glass-fronted bookcase in a Victorian drawing room. But what is it all about? Forgotten Fruits could be…

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Al Waha Lebanese restaurant, Westbourne Grove – review

Al Waha Lebanese restaurant, Westbourne Grove – review

The residents of Westbourne Grove have long been spoiled for choice with regard to restaurants. The standard in this neighbourhood has improved over these last years but it’s still Al Waha which boasts a full dining room every night. This was my first visit to this restaurant but I had already heard great things from…

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Home Chef by Neven Maguire – review

Home Chef by Neven Maguire – review

Neven Maguire is an Irish chef and television personality from Blacklion, Co. Cavan. He is also the head chef and proprietor of the MacNean House and Restaurant. He is a well-known face on Irish TV but is now making his mark in Britain. MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, was originally opened as MacNean’s Bistro in…

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Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey – review

Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey – review

Too many years ago, Madhur Jaffrey graced our screens. For anyone with a litre or more of Indian genetic material it was a revelation. Yes, there had always been Indians on TV: Arapaho, Mohawk, Apache. Some of us thought we might have a bit of Sioux coursing through our veins as that is what the…

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The Minichefs Cookbook by Claire McAvoy – review

The Minichefs Cookbook by Claire McAvoy – review

A couple of generations of children have missed out on real cooking lessons in the UK. Kids might know all about nutrition but there are many people who have never had the chance to learn how to prepare a meal. It’s no wonder that the obesity rate has increased to embarrassing proportions, and that many…

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