Archive For December 2012

St Ermin’s – Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea – review

St Ermin’s – Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea – review

St Ermin’s Hotel has changed. It was always a classic hotel and the history was always evident in the very brickwork. But in 2011 it closed for half a year and a £30 million refurbishment, and was totally transformed into the modern 4-star hotel that we see today. It retains much of its character but…

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As Greek As It Gets, Earl’s Court – restaurant review

As Greek As It Gets, Earl’s Court – restaurant review

(This venue has now closed) It’s a cuisine we love. Aromatic flavours, fresh ingredients, un-fussy and delicious dishes. It’s a mystery why there are not more Greek restaurants and the few that we can find are not as impressive as this rather smart spot at As Greek As It Gets. As Greek As It Gets…

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No Need to Knead by Suzanne Dunaway – review

No Need to Knead by Suzanne Dunaway – review

If you love cooking you will likely have wanted to try baking your own bread but it’s equally possible that you lost your nerve and didn’t bother. It’s baking and that is culinary alchemy; and then you add yeast into the equation and, well, how does that work? No Need to Knead tells you how…

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Soups for your Slow Cooker by Diana Peacock – review

Soups for your Slow Cooker by Diana Peacock – review

All enthusiastic home cooks have a kitchen stuffed with gadgets and gizmos. We have a little knife just used to make roses out of radishes, there is the spiky thing for baking spuds, and an electric carving knife that granddad uses on Christmas Day, or he would if it wasn’t lost behind that automatic sauce-making…

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