Archive For May 2015

The Best of Jane Grigson – The Enjoyment of Food – review

The Best of Jane Grigson – The Enjoyment of Food – review

Grub Street publishes cookbooks and all manner of food-related tomes but they have also taken on the mantle of preservers of our own culinary heritage and characters. The Best of Jane Grigson – The Enjoyment of Food is one of their latest classics. A few decades ago we English had a deservedly poor reputation for…

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Wine & Spice Series 2015 at Cinnamon Club – restaurant review

Wine & Spice Series 2015 at Cinnamon Club – restaurant review

It’s without doubt one of the best Indian restaurants in London. It’s housed in a historic grade II listed building near Westminster Abbey. It was once a library and evidently a striking one. Many original features have been retained, giving this unique restaurant a calming and timeless ambiance. Now Cinnamon Club is hosting wine evenings….

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Patara Thai Restaurant, Knightsbridge – review

Patara Thai Restaurant, Knightsbridge – review

There are few restaurants in Knightsbridge that don’t exude some kind of classy charm. It’s that kind of area. High-end residents and visitors looking for food to match. Beauchamp Place is lined with good (and the occasional not-so-good) restaurants. It’s just around the corner from the celebrated Harrods so there are discerning diners aplenty and…

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World Street Food Congress 2015 – travel review

World Street Food Congress 2015 – travel review

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to spend time in Singapore, in fact every year for the past 3 years. I am an unashamed supporter of this my favourite country. I adore the weather, even the humidity which I find more tolerable than that of London, which tends to be vertical and…

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Authentic Recipes from Vietnam by Trieu Thi Choi – review

Authentic Recipes from Vietnam by Trieu Thi Choi – review

There are a few more Vietnamese restaurants around these days. The UK had an influx of Vietnamese refugees a couple of decades ago but those folks who chose to work in the food industry seemed mostly to open fish and chip shops rather than restaurants. Now, we do have some restaurants with a focus on…

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Counter Vauxhall Arches – restaurant review

Counter Vauxhall Arches – restaurant review

So many of my reviews start with ‘Well, it was worth the long journey’ and stoically ‘It’s a bit off the beaten track’. This evening I had no need of such stoicism. Counter Vauxhall Arches is just by Vauxhall Station. That isn’t estate-agent speak for a bracing march away, not a healthy hike away but…

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