Archive For July 2010

Pear Tree Pub, Fulham

Pear Tree Pub, Fulham

That nasty Mr. Hitler did a good job of destroying iconic and untouched Victorian pubs. That was in the early 1940s so there were plenty around and probably most in their original condition. We saw, or at least those of us of a certain age did, the modernisation of Britain in the 1960s. Some changes…

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Heathrow Terminal 5 – Dining Destination

Heathrow Terminal 5 – Dining Destination

London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 opened on 27th March 2008 to a less-than-glorious start. I am sure most travellers have received their baggage by now but the memory of that ignominious first week will remain with those who were closely associated with it. But now it really is just a memory, and Terminal 5 is…

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St Pancras Grand – Breakfast

St Pancras Grand – Breakfast

It’s one of Britain’s most celebrated buildings and doubtless the most stunning of Victorian stations. St Pancras has it all. Original brickwork and sweeping iron beams framing huge windows. A bustling terminus welcoming travellers from both home and away, and bidding bon voyage to those off to the Continent or elsewhere in Britain. It has…

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Verdura – Vegetables Italian Style

Verdura – Vegetables Italian Style

Summer in the UK. Where better to be …well, apart perhaps from Italy. And if we have that vision in our mind’s eye then perhaps we see ourselves sitting in the shade of a honey-coloured stone villa with vistas over shimmering sea, a table laden with antipasti of marinated vegetables, bruschetta with ripe tomatoes, probably…

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The Greens Cookbook

The Greens Cookbook

The sub-title of The Greens Cookbook is Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine. It is considered by many to be a classic and now it’s back in print and in the UK. This is going to be a treat for any serious cook, be they vegetarian or not, and any cookbook collector. It has the air of a…

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Leong’s Legend Taiwan restaurant in Bayswater

Leong’s Legend Taiwan restaurant in Bayswater

The restaurant’s name Leong’s Legend is inspired by one of the most popular Chinese novels, The Water Margin, which features 107 heroes who gathered at Leong Mountain to fight a corrupt government during the Song dynasty, a thousand years or so ago. There was the cult 70s TV series called The Water Margin (sometimes called…

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Funky Lunch

Funky Lunch

Happy food for happy children Feeding children. That starts being traumatic at about the time they learn to speak. “No, don’t won’ it”, “yucky”, “I fink it’s too green” are all familiar kid-speak terms for “Mummy, I would rather not eat that today”, “It will do nothing to engage my appetite” and “I find it…

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