Maille Mustards

Maille Mustard Boutique, London

Harry D Lalousis has a name that should be in lights but for the moment he’s Boutique Manager of Maille Mustard in London’s Piccadilly Arcade. A man with a big personality and a huge understanding of all things mustard he took me on

Maille Mustards

Maille Mustard Boutique, London

Harry D Lalousis has a name that should be in lights but for the moment he’s Boutique Manager of Maille Mustard in London’s Piccadilly Arcade. A man with a big personality and a huge understanding of all things mustard he took me on

Wright's Ginger Cake cooked

Wright’s Ginger Cake: Review

This is a complete cake mix which costs £1.59 (Morrisons and Asda), £1.70 (Sainsbury’s) and £2.00 (Ocado) as of September ’14, and needs just water and oil adding to the 500g mix.  The result is a good-coloured, home-made looking moist cake which tastes

Wright's Ginger Cake cooked

Wright’s Ginger Cake: Review

This is a complete cake mix which costs £1.59 (Morrisons and Asda), £1.70 (Sainsbury’s) and £2.00 (Ocado) as of September ’14, and needs just water and oil adding to the 500g mix.  The result is a good-coloured, home-made looking moist cake which tastes

Spiced Lamb ready to carve, Simply Beef and Lamb

Simply Beef and Lamb: Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Recipe

I love cooking with lamb shoulder because there are so many recipes that do this flavoursome cut, justice.  I’ve written before about using quality standard beef and lamb on the barbecue but as the seasons change and Autumn sets in, hearty meat dishes are

Spiced Lamb ready to carve, Simply Beef and Lamb

Simply Beef and Lamb: Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Recipe

I love cooking with lamb shoulder because there are so many recipes that do this flavoursome cut, justice.  I’ve written before about using quality standard beef and lamb on the barbecue but as the seasons change and Autumn sets in, hearty meat dishes are

Cheese-seller, Novara

Authentic Gorgonzola

It seems there is money to be made in counterfeiting any product – even cheese is fair game – I wonder if you’ve ever tried Gorgonzola that’s actually not the real deal and how would you know?  No. Me either.

Cheese-seller, Novara

Authentic Gorgonzola

It seems there is money to be made in counterfeiting any product – even cheese is fair game – I wonder if you’ve ever tried Gorgonzola that’s actually not the real deal and how would you know?  No. Me either.

Reception, Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián

It didn’t really surprise us when we discovered that the 5* Hotel Maria Cristina Hotel in San Sebastián had been designed by the French architect Charles Mewès in 1912.  His portfolio includes the Ritz in Paris, London and Madrid and one of

Reception, Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián

It didn’t really surprise us when we discovered that the 5* Hotel Maria Cristina Hotel in San Sebastián had been designed by the French architect Charles Mewès in 1912.  His portfolio includes the Ritz in Paris, London and Madrid and one of

Bar Gandarias, San Sebastian

San Sebastián: Sleep, Eat and Drink

A long weekend really isn’t long enough in this northern Spanish coastal city, just an hour’s drive from Bilbao.  San Sebastián or to give it its Basque name, Donostia, is a stunner.   An early arrival at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 meant I

Bar Gandarias, San Sebastian

San Sebastián: Sleep, Eat and Drink

A long weekend really isn’t long enough in this northern Spanish coastal city, just an hour’s drive from Bilbao.  San Sebastián or to give it its Basque name, Donostia, is a stunner.   An early arrival at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 meant I

Malay Taste Nasi Goreng Kit

Nasi Goreng Made Easy

A lovely surprise package of authentic Malaysian ingredients landed on my doorstep recently, sent by Malaysia Kitchen the people promoting Malaysian food here in the UK.  Their job may have been made slightly easier by Ping Coombes, the latest winner of Masterchef

Malay Taste Nasi Goreng Kit

Nasi Goreng Made Easy

A lovely surprise package of authentic Malaysian ingredients landed on my doorstep recently, sent by Malaysia Kitchen the people promoting Malaysian food here in the UK.  Their job may have been made slightly easier by Ping Coombes, the latest winner of Masterchef