Plymouth, Massachusetts

A New England autumn road trip has been a long time in the planning. Combining the majority of my favourite things from great food and cool wildlife to beautiful landscapes (oh and tax free shopping),…

The Hind’s Head, Bray

When you mention the name Heston Blumenthal to most people they tend to think of crazy scientific gastronomic experimentation. Neither the Fat Duck nor Dinner are exactly ‘normal’ restaurants are they?  So what have we…

Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak, Battersea

Back in the mists of the 1990s, in the days when TV cookery shows were not as prolific in their abundance as they are now, when Ready, Steady, Cook was new and Loyd Grossman confused…

Can you Trade Mark a Dish? Or When Can You Not Call a Pho a Pho or a Dirty Burger a Dirty Burger?

The two major elements of my life seem to be fusing rather publicly on Twitter at the moment. When I’m not wittering on about food and drink here on my blog I spend my days…

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Sanctum Soho

The Sanctum Hotel is billed as an “opulent 30 room boutique hotel” located just off Regent Street. Although flashy, it isn’t really opulent, its all fur coat and no knickers. It trades on a theme…