• 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
  • 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
  • Modern Comforts and Traditional Style in a Luxury Hotel and Spa: While I don’t always stay in luxury hotels, with family and friends in the area I thought I had a good idea of places around Cheltenham.  I’d never heard mention of Ellenborough Park though, although what I found on the internet looked stunning.  The… [Continue Reading]

    Ellenborough Park – A Place in History

Restaurants

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Perrier-Jouët at The Magazine, Hyde Park

A Celebration of Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere 2007 - Lunch at The Magazine: There are events which are unmissable.  Any … [Read More...]

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Exploring the Caribbean without Leaving #London @RumKitchen, Notting Hill.

Rum Kitchen Notting Hill - Review: Maybe it was karma that at almost the same time I started to plan a quick trip to Antigua for Sailing Week, I was … [Read More...]

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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...]

Recipes (including 5:2 Diet)

5:2 Diet Recipe Watercress soup with quail egg

Watercress Soup With Quail Eggs for the #5:2Diet

A Simple and Elegant Watercress Soup for the 5:2 Diet: Watercress is a brilliant ingredient for soups.  The stalks in particular have a lovely … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies with Flora Buttery

(Nearly) Healthy Cookies with Flora Buttery: When I was asked to write a post about cooking with Flora I hesitated for a moment.  I don't actually … [Read More...]

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...]

virgin mary soup

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...]

Events in London

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Lutyens Food for Thought – 55 Day Dry Aged Pork

Aged Pork at Lutyens 'Food for Thought' Dinner: It seemed right and proper to me that the Food for Thought 'For the Love of Pork' dinner was held at … [Read More...]

Moti Mahal - the journey photo

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...]

Gilbert Scott Easter afternoon Tea Chocolate and Carrot Pot

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...]

Flavour Expats - Erica

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...]

Featured Posts

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Fruyo Launch at Corrigans with Ben Hamlin

Bewitching Food, Magic and Fage's Fruity New Number: Invitations like the one to the Fage new advertising campaign launch for Fruyo are hard to … [Read More...]

Vivienne Westwood and Set

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...]

Giveaways

Total Greek Anarocrema

Total Greek #Giveaway #TryTotal

Total Greek Easter Cooking and Giveaway: After the wonderful Fruyo launch and lunch at Corrigans, I was thrilled to be invited back a few days ago to learn a little more about cooking for Easter in Greece.  Apart from learning how to  cook a wonderful lunch with Total Greek Brand Ambassador Tonia … [Read More...]

Perk!er pots

A Healthy #Gluten-Free #Giveaway from PERK!ER

PERK!ER - Healthy Breakfasts and More: A while ago I was offered a few samples to try.  But, I'm in the process of trying to move house and I'm actually not the best person at eating breakfast anyway.  Simon, one of  the London-Unattached contributors has a girlfriend who is a keen sportswoman. … [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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