PizzaBuzz Review

PizzaBuzz Ham and Peas

Pizza with a Healthy Kick at PizzaBuzz: Guest post by Reef Choudhury I was lucky enough to be invited to PizzaBuzz, the City’s latest (and coolest) pizza joint to indulge in some good old fashioned pizza and prosecco! PizzaBuzz is the brainchild of Barnaby Meredith, who owns a portfolio of successful gastropubs including The Portman […]

The Colony Grill Room, Beaumont Hotel

Colony Grill - Brill with Samphire

Sundae Specials and More at the Colony Grill Room: There’s something just a little old fashioned about the idea of a Grill Room.  At the Beaumont Hotel, the latest venture from Corbin & King, I might have thought the Colony Grill Room had been there for thirty, fourty years or more, if I didn’t know […]

#Giveaway – Black Diamond Knife Block and Knives

Edge of Belgravia Diamond Knife Block

Give your Kitchen the Cutting Edge. Do you ever get kitchen-envy?  I know I do – when I see someone else with beautiful, sleek gadgets and accessories. Something like the creations of London designer, Christian Bird who created the Black Diamond knife block and Precision Chef Knives and who states that ‘I wanted to design […]

Bourbon, Beer, Brisket and Hot Browns in Kentucky (Part 1)

Bourbon - Town Branch Distillery Stills

From Lexington to Louisville – topping and tailing the Bourbon Trail: Kentucky, perhaps best known for horse racing and breeding, is also the heart of American bourbon.  As much an influence on food in the region as wine in France, with a heritage that goes back to early immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, I was […]

Why Jersey is on my Bucket List

North coast walkers at Bonne Nuit, St John

Jersey – Paradise in the British Isles: It is all too easy when planning holidays to forget what is right on our doorstep.  Jersey is the most southerly part of the British Isles, a hundred miles from the mainland.  Now though,  that is just a short 30 minute flight to reach your destination from Gatwick. […]

Bombay Brasserie – Review:

bombay brasserie - scallops

Revisting an Old Favourite – Bombay Brasserie: There are few meals I remember from twenty years or so ago.  A trip to Bombay Brasserie though, is one such event.  For a start it was the very first time I had ever eaten an Indian meal that didn`t involve chicken korma or tikka masala.  And, in […]

South Carolina Food Fest in Charleston

Charleston at Night

Gracious Living, Fine Dining and More in Charleston, South Carolina: My knowledge of USA geography is shockingly vague.  If I were to try to draw a map, there would be a blob on the East Coast for New York City, a similar blob on the West Coast for San Francisco and then an attempt to […]

Hotel Chocolat New Sleekster #Giveaway

Hotel Chocolat Sleekster Range

The New Sleekster Range – Hotel Chocolat Giveaway: Summer is just about over – what better excuse can there be for a chocolate giveaway to cheer everyone up?  As if we ever need an excuse… Hotel chocolat have just launched a revised range of elegant chocolate boxes – their ‘sleekster’ range.  I didn’t realise that […]

Dinner at Gallery Mess for Duke of York’s Square

Gallery Mess Fillet Steak

Gallery Mess and More in Sloane Square: Londoners have travelled to Sloane Square for as long as I can remember.  Peter Jones, that bastion of middle class essentials, sits on one corner, The Royal Court Theatre is opposite.  Next door, the ill-fated Oriel Restaurant has been replaced by a very similar offering from The Colbert […]

Cooking with Amoy – Popcorn Chicken and More

Amoy Popcorn chicken

Amoyzing Meals in Minutes: It did sound like my kind of event.  How to cook lunch in minutes – using a variety of products from Amoy, best know for their Soy Sauces. While in principle we’d all like to make everything from scratch, there are times when it isn’t such a bad idea to cheat […]