Archive For June 2010

Cocum – Keralan Hampton Court

Cocum – Keralan Hampton Court

This amazing newcomer stands just by Hampton Court Bridge on a quiet but classy side road away from the buzzing traffic and hordes of tourists. But how disappointed those tourists will be to learn that they might well have missed visiting a rather good Keralan restaurant. Hampton Court has good transport links so those from…

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Royal Park Hotel London

Royal Park Hotel London

The park mentioned in the name of the hotel is none other than Hyde Park. It’s that iconic open space that, along with Regents Park, has provided both Londoners and visitors with some much-needed breathing space. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are a walk away from the Royal Park Hotel but it is also thankfully…

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Cupcake Heaven

Cupcake Heaven

Apple Press have a reputation for presenting cookbooks which are attractive and informative. I have recently reviewed Smoothie Heaven, and Cupcake Heaven indicates that there might be a series in the offing. Cupcake Heaven has a pastel palette, one large page per recipe, a picture of each of those tempting little confections, and plenty of…

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The Art of Preserving

The Art of Preserving

This is a bumper volume of well over 200 pages of recipes, and the stunning photographs by France Ruffenach make this a coffee-table-quality book. Its American authors Rick Field and Rebecca Courchesne offer a slightly different perspective on preserving from our traditional British one. Bottling and preserving has enjoyed something of a revival over the…

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Smoothie Heaven

Smoothie Heaven

I love cookbooks and consider them things of beauty and joys to behold. It is equally true, however, that up until a few weeks ago I would not have given you a Thank You for a book on smoothies. Did I have anything against liquid refreshments in principle? Had I taken against pourable foodstuffs? No….

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Meeting the Medicine Men

Meeting the Medicine Men

This site is called Mostly Food and Travel Journal and the space that isn’t food will be filled with what I hope will interest and amuse you. Lots of travel and social history, and items like this book that encompass those topics and much more. Charles Langley has written this most unique and fascinating book,…

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Dehesa Charcuterie and Tapas Bar

Dehesa Charcuterie and Tapas Bar

Dehesa is a charcuterie and tapas bar which draws on the cuisines of both Spain and Italy. Not so surprising when you consider the tradition of Antipasti and cured meats in Italy. Dehesa opened in January 2008 and is the sister restaurant to the highly regarded Salt Yard. But what is a Dehesa? It’s a…

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Roast for Breakfast

Roast for Breakfast

We have been told, and I believe, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We need to have fuel to catapult ourselves onto the unsuspecting world. We need to be energised and replete with foods that hopefully someone else has prepared. Breakfast away from home offers many advantages. Britain was for many…

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