Archive For January 2018

Mostly Food & Travel Journal Best of 2017 Awards

Mostly Food & Travel Journal Best of 2017 Awards

Here are a few of the items that have been particularly noteworthy this year. I have presented my favourite restaurants here but the following are a couple of very different but inspiring books …and some chocolates to enjoy while reading them. Award for Food Literature 2017 – The Flavours of Andalucía This is a full-colour…

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Timeless Travels Winter Edition

Timeless Travels Winter Edition

Look out for this outstanding travels and history magazine. It’s a unique and quality publication that any traveler will love. A subscription would be a wonderful gift. In this issue of Timeless Travels: Lahore, Akbar’s great city; discovering art treasures in North Korea; art and history along the Danube from Passau to Vienna; a 12th…

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Leeuwarden – Friesland Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 officially opened

Leeuwarden – Friesland Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 officially opened

The opening ceremony was performed by The King and Queen of The Netherlands in Leeuwarden-Friesland. Church bells rang out across the entire province of Friesland, a gesture that announced the start of a grand and vibrant cultural year. The province shares the cultural year title with Valletta2018, the other Cultural Capital of Europe. The opening…

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Indian Accent – Mayfair London – restaurant review

Indian Accent – Mayfair London – restaurant review

So, what does one do when a long-loved favourite restaurant closes? Sit in a darkened room in a state of sad dismay? Or, perhaps one visits the newcomer with expectations of disappointment? I did both, but the former, it turns out, was totally over-dramatic and a waste of time, and the latter was unnecessary as…

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Port, Wine and the Douro – travel review

Port, Wine and the Douro – travel review

Ah, beautiful Portugal! Striking architecture in iconic Lisbon. History and character in Porto …and then there is the Douro Valley, which is stunning and will entice any visitor. This area is known for its natural beauty and also for its wines and, in particular, Port. No, it isn’t made in Porto although it’s that city…

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100 Cakes and Bakes by Mary Berry – review

100 Cakes and Bakes by Mary Berry – review

This is another in the series from My Kitchen Table, offering good-value volumes of easy-to-make recipes, and in the case of 100 Cakes and Bakes those recipes have been penned by none other than the queen of cakes, Mary Berry, who has inspired a generation of would-be home bakers. We have a royal wedding approaching…

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Mostly Food & Travel Journal Best Restaurants 2017

Mostly Food & Travel Journal Best Restaurants 2017

The Best Sunday Brunch Award goes to Bōkan for its Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch This weekend event was appealing not only for its polished and innovative food but also for the striking view across London which is hard to beat. Read my review here: http://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/index.php/bokan-for-bottomless-prosecco-sunday-brunch-2/     The Best Ethnic Restaurant Award goes to Chotto…

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Ember Yard for a Sunday Feast – restaurant review

Ember Yard for a Sunday Feast – restaurant review

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant from the celebrated Salt Yard Group. It has an enviable location off Oxford Street. Yes, ‘off’ is preferable to ‘on’ in this case. These streets are for those in the know rather than those who are lost on the way to Primark. There is great food to be had…

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Party-Perfect Bites by Milli Taylor – review

Party-Perfect Bites by Milli Taylor – review

Delicious recipes for canapés, finger food and party snacks It’s that time of year again. We entertain in grand fashion. There are crowds of folks to feed and we don’t, speaking for myself, have a clue what to do. A nice plate of ham sandwiches will likely impress and perhaps a plate of cheese sandwiches…

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Kulinarya by Glenda Rosales Barretto – review

Kulinarya by Glenda Rosales Barretto – review

A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine There are very few Filipino restaurants in Europe; at least I have not yet had the pleasure of crossing the threshold of any – or indeed of finding a threshold to cross.  We don’t have many cookbooks offering recipes from the Philippines. We might conclude therefore that the food from…

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Cole & Mason Salt and Pepper Grinders – review

Cole & Mason Salt and Pepper Grinders – review

Introducing unique milling technology, durable mechanisms and superior construction from Cole & Mason salt and pepper mills.  It is called Precision System and gives optimum control to adjust salt and pepper grinds from fine to coarse. You can mill confidently with the lifetime mechanism guarantee.  Expertly engineered, each mill delivers fresh grounds, bringing real flavour…

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Dame Sue Carter – interview

Dame Sue Carter – interview

Indispensable rock of Les Dames d’Escoffier London Dame Sue Carter is the indispensable rock of Les Dames d’Escoffier London Chapter and is the hard-working and dedicated Secretary. She is also the founder, the inspiration for our group, and without her we can truly say we wouldn’t exist at all. In 2009 Sue Carter returned from…

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