Archive for the Food Category

Scrabble Beyond The Parlour

Scrabble Beyond The Parlour

I’ve been playing competitive Scrabble for almost 25 years now, and I often meet people who say “I’m really good at Scrabble”. I ask them one simple question “Do you know all your twos?” And invariably I get a glazed look coming back at me. I know instantly they are not serious Scrabble players. 2

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Jazz Clap Goop

Jazz Clap Goop

I love food, but for a long time I’ve been harbouring the thought that preparing meals is all too much bother! What with first finding a recipe, then sourcing the ingredients and finally prepping and cooking the meal which often takes 10 minutes to eat and several hours to prepare. Well I decided to drop

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Burgers and other bites

Burgers and other bites

Opera Tavern Having picked up waiter/pop-up restaurateur Max Halley recently, I was very much looking forward to a visit to Opera Tavern in Catherine Street WC2 – a tapas restaurant which was formerly a pub, where he works. He’d told me about their mini pork burger with foie gras mixed in the mince which I

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Rough Luxe, King’s Cross

Rough Luxe, King's Cross

On returning from a Mother’s Day outing to Luton, myself and Claire (my editor in chief) stumbled upon a small hotel – Rough Luxe – on Birkenhead Street opposite King’s Cross station. The name caught my attention and as we were peering in the window a man was looking out and, thinking he recognised Claire,

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Fine Italian dining in Bermondsey

Fine Italian dining in Bermondsey

Our second visit to Zucca, at the lower end of Bermondsey Street, proved even more satisfying than the first. Myself and Claire my delightful partner decided a Valentines’ lunch and a nice walk after in Dulwich Park was a grand idea, hence avoiding any restrictive menus at inflated prices. This eatery is a simple rectangular

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Finally I’m a cabbie. Wahooooooo!

Finally I’m a cabbie. Wahooooooo!

Yesterday, the 7th of Feb 2012, I was presented with my green and brass badge, which I’ve been working towards for two years and nine months. They call it The Knowledge, which is the study of London in depth within a six mile radius of Charing Cross involving approx 25,000 streets and God knows how

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