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Lobster thermidor baked potatoes: Another run-out for Mark Hix's wonderfully decadent recipe for a lobster-stuffed baked potato from his book Hix on Baking. Such a great idea . . .
Feb 12 Read more
Pot Luck Club, Cape Town: All discussions on where to eat in Cape Town tend to end up with a recommendation to eat at what is still generally regarded as the city’s best restaurant, The Test Kitchen. Which is not a wholly practical suggestion as it’s almost impossible to get a table.
Feb 7 Read more
Wines to match favourite Valentine's Day foods: If you haven't yet worked out what to drink on Saturday (February 14th, if you need reminding!) here are a few suggestions to match popular Valentine's Day foods.
Feb 11 Read more
Wine of the week: Melonix 2014: One of the best ways to make new wine discoveries is to experiment with wines by the glass. And that is how I found Melonix, a fabulous wine from biodynamic Loire producer Domaines Jo Landron at the newly opened Frenchie in Covent Garden yesterday.
Feb 5 Read more
How to throw a vodka and zakuski party: A vodka party sounds dangerous, the sort of idea you used to come up when you were a student but think Russian-style hors d’oeuvres, or zakuski as they call them, and you’ve got a great theme for an evening with friends.
Jan 21 Read more
Top food matches for cider: Cider seems to be on the verge of going through the same quality revolution as beer did a few years ago. In the last 12 months I’ve tasted more interesting ciders than I have in the last 12 years.
Feb 9 Read more