• Foie Gras d’Oie in the Perigord Noir and a Guilty Conscience. The Fest’Oie in Sarlat is a celebration of one of the region’s greatest (and in the UK most controversial) delicacies.  Festivities include the Bodeg’oie – a street feast focussing on various dishes made with goose, the  Sunday Street festival and, the highlight of the… [Continue Reading]

    The Weekender – Fest’Oie – the Business of Foie Gras in Sarlat
  • The Weekender – Vive la Difference – Sarlat, Dordogne: I hesitated before accepting an invitation to visit Sarlat in the Dordogne for the Fest’ Oie.  Although I do sometimes eat Foie Gras, it always feels like a guilty secret – our cousins across the channel seem to have no such concerns.  More on the Festival… [Continue Reading]

    Sarlat – Perigord Noir, Dordogne France
  • Mercure Hotel Shakespeare – Stratford Upon Avon: You know those best laid plans, to coin a phrase from another Bard?  It was one of those trips.  I’d planned to find a play, I’d planned to spend a little more time discovering Stratford and I’d planned to make my one night stay into a mini break.  As… [Continue Reading]

    Blissing out with the Bard – The Shakespeare, Stratford Upon Avon
  • The London Traveller – The Weekender: One of the benefits of living in London is that Heathrow Airport is just a hop, skip and a jump away from home for me.  So, if I really want to de-stress I can get myself to the Airport and take a short flight to across the country or… [Continue Reading]

    The London Traveller in Europe
  • Funchal, Madeira.  Spa-Testing and Madeira Wine Tasting: Much of my recent trip to Madeira was taken up by exploring and trying some of the spas in Funchal.  Having just spent a week on a boot-camp in Spain I was really rather thrilled to be invited to spend a few days being pampered.  And to make… [Continue Reading]

    Four Spas and a Barrel of Wine in Madeira


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Amani – Chelsea Harbour – Indian with Class

A Local Indian with Style and Class - Amani: Imperial Wharf station, home to Chelsea Harbour is a 15 minute walk or a 3 minute train journey from … [Read More...]

Rump of Welsh Lamb

Kings Road – Cadogan Arms – Pool and Pie Perfection

Walking on the Wild Side - The Cadogan Arms Chelsea: Not so far down the Kings Road that it could be called 'The Wrong End', if indeed anywhere in … [Read More...]

Duck and Waffle Beef

Duck and Waffle – Review – City of London

Duck and Waffle - Heights and Hype: I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time eating and writing about food.  Despite that, until recently I … [Read More...]

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Battle of the Pans at the Jugged Hare

ETM Group Chefs In Action at the Jugged Hare - the Battle of the Pans: I've been to a few of the ETM group restaurants recently.  Scattered across … [Read More...]

Recipes (including 5:2 Diet)

Stoli Premium Vodka

Stoli® Big Breakfast – a Cupboard Cocktail

Hair of the Dog Big Breakfast Cocktail from Stoli® Vodka: Stoli® Vodka have come up with some new ways to enjoy cocktails using readily available … [Read More...]

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Fennel Pollen and Orange Tarts for the Godiva Chocolate Challenge

#CantBakeWontBake meets Godiva Chocolate - Fennel Pollen, Orange and Chocolate Tarts: While I am not the World's most enthusiastic baker, the offer … [Read More...]

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Virgin Mary Soup – Sorted Food for the 5:2 Diet

Sorted Food with Lea & Perrins - Virgin Mary Soup: My Father enjoyed cooking.  Only a few dishes...curry, tomato soup, mince and tatties, fried … [Read More...]

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Cod with Lemon and Garlic Scapes – a simple way with Skrei

Skrei - Norwegian Cod - with Lemon and Garlic - a 5:2 Diet Recipe I enjoy cooking with fish - it is healthy, fresh, simple to prepare and … [Read More...]

Chicken Mole

Mexican World Tour – Simple Chicken Mole – #FlavourofTogether

Spicing it up with Simple Chicken Mole: A simple mole is something of a contradiction in terms.  According to Wiki an authentic mole will have … [Read More...]

Events in London

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Eating my way across the Grand Trunk Road with Moti Mahal

Grand Trunk Road Dinner with Tim Smith at Moti Mahal: What makes a good dinner out for you?  Is it the food, the wine, the ambience and service, … [Read More...]

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Easter Afternoon Tea at The Gilbert Scott #VictorianEaster

Charlotte Cory Inspired Easter Afternoon Tea at The Gilbert Scott: The wonderful building that houses St Pancras Station, the St Pancras … [Read More...]

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Flavour Expats by Backdoor Kitchen

Launch Party - Flavour Expats by Backdoor Kitchen: It takes a lot (of food?) to get this West London girl across London to happening Clapton.  In … [Read More...]

Belazu Moroccan Nights - the Dolls House

Belazu Supper Club at The Dolls House, Hoxton

Moroccan Nights with Belazu  Event Review by Adrian York: The Hedonist for London Unattached visited Moroccan food importer Belazu's pop up … [Read More...]

Featured Posts

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Advertising Feature – Dressing to Travel with Zalando

A Capsule Wardrobe Fit for Anywhere from Zalando: I’ve got a few rather wonderful trips coming up and I’m starting to think about the clothes I might … [Read More...]

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Chop’d and H Forman – Fresh Food for All

Chop'd Season Launch at Forman's Smokehouse. Feature by Lisa Hooper: Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to sample Chop’d new Spring menu … [Read More...]

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A Day in the Country with Nokia and Great British Chefs

Nokia and Great British Chefs take to the road: A City girl with my heart in the country - I jumped at the chance to escape to the depths of … [Read More...]

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Suites with Style at the Kensington Hotel, London

Supper and Suites at the Kensington Hotel: Although I don’t usually need to stay in a Hotel in London, I do often get asked for recommendations.  … [Read More...]

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Eating London Walking Tours

Eating my Way around East London: We all have our passions and enthusiasms.  As may be evident, I love food.  And I love heritage.  So, what could be … [Read More...]


the way of wagamama #GIVEAWAY

the way of wagamama #GIVEAWAY

the way of wagamama: Gentle reader - this is a simple and easy way to make yourself feel hungry. If you'd like a chance for a more materialistic exploration of the way of wagamama how about entering our special giveaway. We have £40 of wagamama vouchers for one lucky London Unattached … [Read More...]

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Cadbury’s Ideal Easter Egg Competition #giveaway

Special Easter Chocolate Giveaway from Cadbury *Stop Press - Enter this last minute Easter Special Giveaway NOW!* Easter is every chocolate lover's favourite time of year, and to celebrate Cadbury has given me this fabulous Easter Egg Treasure family-sized gift to give away. Contains: • … [Read More...]

Godiva Easter Egg Giveaway

Easter Egg #Giveaway from Godiva Chocolates

Godiva Milk Chocolate Easter Egg: My first experience of Belgian chocolate was during a protracted period working in Brussels.  I spent nearly ten months living in a beautiful Art Deco hotel - the Metropole and every night when I went to bed there would be a small square of chocolate on my pillow. … [Read More...]

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