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Emily's peach and almond tart


Emily's peach and almond tart: One of the things I love about social media is that it's just that: social. You make friends with people through exchanging tweets and 'liking' their images on Instagram.

Aug 19 Read more

Root, Wapping Wharf, Bristol


Root, Wapping Wharf, Bristol: Veg is the new chicken - or so it seems from the overnight reincarnation of Bristol chef Josh Eggleton’s fried chicken shack Chicken Shed into a largely vegetarian restaurant called Root.

Aug 3 Read more

Wine and seafood: the best pairings for prawns or shrimp

Top pairings

Wine and seafood: the best pairings for prawns or shrimp: As we head into the second half of August here are my top pairings for one of my favourite summer foods, prawns - or shrimp as they’re known over the pond.

Aug 19 Read more

Gin of the month: Audemus Esprit d'Eté

Drink discoveries

Gin of the month: Audemus Esprit d'Eté: If you've developed a bit of a collector's habit when it comes to gin here's a truly limited edition one of which only 200 bottles were originally made

Aug 5 Read more

 Some great food pairings for tequila

Spirits & cocktails

Some great food pairings for tequila: Despite the recent increase in interest in Mexican street food like tacos consumers in the UK still have to take to tequila (maybe because they’re too busy drinking gin) but in fact it’s an attractive and versatile spirit to pair with food

Jul 23 Read more

Top food matches for cider

Beer & cider

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.

Aug 12 Read more



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