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Rabbit stifado


Rabbit stifado: A robust, winey stew from Rebecca Seal's mouthwatering new book, The Islands of Greece which immediately makes you want to jump on a plane and fly off there. Top tip about cooking rabbit too.

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The Barbary, Covent Garden


The Barbary, Covent Garden : There are two good reasons for eating at The Barbary. One is the Jerusalem bagel, a wondrous piece of baking. Served warm from the oven, encrusted in spicy sesame seeds it must be the best bread roll in town.

Aug 4 Read more

The best wine pairings with meatballs

Top pairings

The best wine pairings with meatballs: Meatballs are essentially comfort food so you don’t want to drink anything too fancy with them but you do need something equally delicious - usually red in my book

Dec 2 Read more

Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz 2008

Drink discoveries

Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz 2008: If you want to drink interesting wine pop into your local indie. Shouldn’t need saying but even I sometimes forget

Dec 2 Read more

Which foods pair best with whisky?

Spirits & cocktails

Which foods pair best with whisky?: I’ve been a bit of a sceptic in the past about pairing food with whisky. Not that there aren’t some great combinations but I find it hard to sustain for more than one dish.

Nov 30 Read more

5 wine and beer pairings for shepherd’s pie

Beer & cider

5 wine and beer pairings for shepherd’s pie : You’ll always find people argue about shepherd’s pie but in my view it should be made with lamb rather than beef (that’s cottage pie) and with very little, if any tomato - apart from maybe a dash of ketchup for sweetness.

Dec 1 Read more



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