Archive For July 2012

Singapore Top Ten – Eyewitness Travel

Singapore Top Ten – Eyewitness Travel

It might sound like a very narrow perspective – Singapore Top Ten. Is that a list of the ten most exciting attractions? Or is it a collection of ten interesting restaurants, perhaps? In fact Singapore Top Ten from Eyewitness Travel has a list of lists. I love Singapore. It seems to offer so much for…

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Suki – Chinatown, London

Suki – Chinatown, London

I have been exploring London’s Chinatown over the past weeks and it’s been an unexpected pleasure. Although I have had meals there in the past they were few and far between, and they were more in the line of ‘any port in a storm’ than a planned epicurean outing. Chinatown is growing into a creditable…

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Paul Food

Paul Food

This is an eclectic and visually striking cookbook by a chef who’s a household name – Paul Cunningham. Never heard of him? Well, that just says that your household isn’t located in Copenhagen but I am sure he will find fame in the land of his birth, England. It’s that old story of passion: yes,…

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Wahaca – Mexican food at home

Wahaca – Mexican food at home

I had my first visit to Wahaca – the restaurant, that is – just a few weeks ago. The place was vibrant and exciting and so was the food. This book is a paper teaser to help limber up the taste buds. Simple dishes to prepare that will give you a hint of what real…

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Chef Nooror Somany Steppé, Blue Elephant

Chef Nooror Somany Steppé, Blue Elephant

Chef Nooror Somany Steppé is petite, attractive and vibrant. She grew up in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province, has a shy manner and says she finds it difficult to sing her own praises: she explains that it’s part of Thai culture to be modest. But don’t let that quiet manner fool you – Chef Nooror is the…

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Balans Soho for Sunday Brunch

Balans Soho for Sunday Brunch

It’s a chain of restaurants and has branches in both London and Miami. The menu in the UK is slightly different from that found in Florida but the style is the same, as are the majority of dishes. It’s situated on Old Compton Street, named after Henry Compton who raised funds for a local parish…

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Taste of Arran and Argyll with The Majestic Line’s Glen Tarsan

Taste of Arran and Argyll with The Majestic Line’s Glen Tarsan

The Scottish Isles have never been high on my list of food-related destinations. It’s North and it’s a rare day that finds me further in that direction than Watford. It’s not a prejudice, merely ignorance. But there I was on a converted fishing boat and wondering why I didn’t come here years ago. The Majestic…

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Chef Steve Boswell, aboard the Glen Tarsan

Chef Steve Boswell, aboard the Glen Tarsan

Glen Tarsan is one of the converted fishing boats in The Majestic Line fleet. It’s now a cruising hotel with a fabulous restaurant, or you could describe it as a ‘moving restaurant with rooms’; but it has such a reputation for fine food that it has been welcomed as a static ‘botel’ over the winter…

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50 Great Curries of India

50 Great Curries of India

Yes, India is a big country with many regions, each with its own culinary classics, so I guess the author, Camellia Panjabi, has had her work cut out to choose just 50 of them. The ones she has selected, however, represent the best, the most celebrated, and those which can be most easily replicated in…

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