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Crab macaroni cheese: I always think it's hard to improve on macaroni cheese but adding crab, which my mate Fiona Sims has done in her brilliant new The Boat Cookbook, is an inspired touch.
Apr 11 Read more
My two favourite restaurants in Paris: Whenever we come to Paris, whatever new places we book, we still always make time to see two old favourites, Le Baratin and Bistrot Paul Bert.
Apr 13 Read more
Top pairings for dry and off-dry Alsace whites: A re-run of an old post following a visit to Alsace, updating my recommendations on the best pairings for the region's dry and off-dry white wines.
Apr 15 Read more
Good wine pairings for Saint-Nectaire : Having spent a few days in the Auvergne last year and eaten more than my fair share of Saint Nectaire cheese with a variety of wines, mostly natural, here’s what I think works best.
Mar 31 Read more
Japanese gin - but oddly not from Japan: Ask the man in the street where Japanese gin comes from and he’d look at you pityingly. "Japan, of course!" But actually this 42% ultra-premium gin comes from Cambridge, England.
Mar 22 Read more
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger - in a can!: This week’s post on the Guardian’s Word of Mouth section about Wetherspoon reminded me that I hadn’t yet tasted the three cans from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery they’re now stocking.
Apr 5 Read more