Category Archives: Foodie Heavens

Shopping for America

Erm, I only have about 70 cookery books so, now that I’ve arrived in the States for Christmas, I thought perhaps I needed a few more. Going into Barnes and Noble with my mother’s discount card is a dangerous process. … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi: a Pre-birthday Lunch

Going out to eat in London can sometimes feel exhausting. All the most popular places will either be full (if they take reservations) or have a queue out of the door (if they don’t). I’ve been trying to get into … Continue reading

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Places to Go: Tayyabs

I always have a foodie wish list on the go and some places on it have been on there for years. Tayyabs, for example, has been a ‘must go to’ since I read Jay Rayner’s review back in, erm, 2005. … Continue reading

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Fernandez and Wells

On Sunday Sophie and I caught up over coffee in the Nordic Bakery, the travel section in Waterstone’s (she was in Japan, I was in Spain), then, as we looked for somewhere for a juice we stumbled upon Fernandez and … Continue reading

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Port Eliot Foodie Treats

Ah camping! The fresh air, the closeness to nature, the simple life. Hmm. After a few freezing nights, on very hard ground, I’m not convinced. How about a bit of reality? That it will be cold, that the quiet darkness … Continue reading

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Nordic Bakery

Cinnamon is my favourite spice. In buns, ice cream and even in a salad dressing (the tabbouleh recipe here), it’s a taste that always fills me with glee. And the best place for a cinnamon roll and coffee in London … Continue reading

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Tina, We Salute You

My neighbour Mark invited me out for breakfast on Sunday and we went to tiny Tina, We Salute You which is in, I think, Dalston. Situated on an unprepossessing corner, it has only two tables inside, one large communal one, … Continue reading

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Balthazar comes to London

Oh my, we’re in for a treat. Balthazar, a wonderful bistro in Soho, New York, is coming to London (or so the Evening Standard told me yesterday). I’ve only ever eaten breakfast there but it included the most incredible bread … Continue reading

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