Archive For May 2010

Santo Mexican Restaurant

Santo Mexican Restaurant

Picture this, dear reader: it’s mid-May and the sun is shining. We head out onto the streets of London like lemmings with a mission. It’s the fear of those rays disappearing that encourages the citizens of our fair city, and a good number of tourists, to seek gentle entertainment in the company of their families…

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Pinchito Tapas Restaurant, W1

Pinchito Tapas Restaurant, W1

Pinchito Tapas restaurants were designed and launched by four friends with a passion for food, drink of all kinds and, naturally, all things Spanish. Bruce Bartholomew might not have a Spanish name but he is a founder and director and the man who entertained me at the W1 branch. He has a fine pedigree of…

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Brasserie One… and more

Brasserie One… and more

Would I like to write an article about the food at the Institution of Civil Engineers? Well, I have had some strange requests during the course of my writing career and this one was right up there with such projects as a review of an empty binder and a very expensive saucepan lid. What do…

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Gaucho by the River

Gaucho by the River

That title paints a pretty picture of a leather-clad rider basking in the last of the evening sun. Pink rays reflecting off the mirror-like surface of the Paraná. Yes, OK, so I looked it up but you get the idea. Well, that dream isn’t quite the story here. The Gaucho in question isn’t a who…

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Into the Vietnamese Kitchen

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen

Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavours A very apt title, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. The author, Andrea Nguyen, invites the reader into a kitchen that is both personal and representative of all such kitchens across Vietnam and in Vietnamese homes across the world. Americans have a familiarity with Vietnamese due to migration of the Vietnamese population at…

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