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  • The Food at ScarfesThe Food at ScarfesBeing a bar the attention, at least for a wine/drink writer, is on the drinks – for a special occasion the cocktails at Scarfes come highly
  • Majestic Cafe OportoMajestic Cafe OportoThe last half hour or so before heading to Oporto airport; I’d requested a chance to try the national speciality the famed nata (custard tart) and
  • Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceLeek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceA house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff
  • Old El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleOld El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleI read blog post earlier in the week that basically lambasted food snobs. The crux was the guilt felt when attempting to live up to the
  • Decorated Waitrose Christmas CakeDecorated Waitrose Christmas CakeOk so the piping isn’t what you would call professional. The verticals are certainly not spaced evenly and frankly it really doesn’t resemble the envisioned final
  • A Recipe for Mums Fish PieA Recipe for Mums Fish PieFrom the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probably
  • Mince Pie Taste TestMince Pie Taste TestMince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow on Twitter, or if you have browsed the
  • Waitrose Christmas Cake KitWaitrose Christmas Cake KitWho would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the open
  • International Food Photography DayInternational Food Photography DayMy hard drive has a folder labelled ‘unused’. Within a host of photographs intended to illustrate posts that haven’t yet seen the light of day. Some
  • Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingBresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingA little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was a
  • Chapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraChapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraA small series of hastily snapped photos taken at the Chapel of St Clement at the Sarria Winery, Navarra. The large front doors were unlocked for
  • Royal William Yard Bakery PlymouthRoyal William Yard Bakery PlymouthSo the welcome wasn’t that welcoming, nor was the attention to two obvious new visitors but the atmosphere in the Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth, once
Mince Pie Taste Test

Mince Pie Taste Test

Mince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow on Twitter, or if you have browsed theRead More

Waitrose Christmas Cake Kit

Waitrose Christmas Cake Kit

Who would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the openRead More

International Food Photography Day

International Food Photography Day

My hard drive has a folder labelled ‘unused’. Within a host of photographs intended to illustrate posts that haven’t yet seen the light of day. SomeRead More

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

A little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was aRead More

Chapel of St Clement Sarria Navarra

Chapel of St Clement Sarria Navarra

A small series of hastily snapped photos taken at the Chapel of St Clement at the Sarria Winery, Navarra. The large front doors were unlocked forRead More

Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth

Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth

So the welcome wasn’t that welcoming, nor was the attention to two obvious new visitors but the atmosphere in the Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth, onceRead More

Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

I’ve made loads of dishes from Cicchetti and Other Small Italian Dishes to Share. This dish though, Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham, is perhaps myRead More

Andrew
9 Sep
Recipe Venetian Chopped Liver Crostini

Recipe Venetian Chopped Liver Crostini

A simple recipe I’ve been meaning to write-up for an age. Its taken from the book Cicchetti and other small Italian Dishes to Share by LindyRead More

Andrew
29 Aug
Nino Franco Prosecco Plate to Page Competition

Nino Franco Prosecco Plate to Page Competition

Rather an honour really to be asked to be a photo judge. But I was. Those talented ladies behind the Plate to Page writing/photography workshops inRead More

La Pietriccia Agritourismo

La Pietriccia Agritourismo

He wouldn’t let the men near the sausage casing machine. In broken English me muttered something about the women having that ‘special touch’. Cranking the handleRead More

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