White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

I’ve never made biscuits in my life. Now the Greece “diet” is a thing of the past, the nights are drawing in, and I haven’t been very well (mingin’ cold)  etc etc blah blah, it seemed like the right time. I decided to consult my food guinea pig, Julian. He doesn’t have much of a … Continue reading

Restaurant review: The Pig and Butcher

The Pig and Butcher, 80 Liverpool Road, Islington, London Julian spotted cool new gastropub The Pig and Butcher one day on his bike ride into work. He liked the look and sound of it, Googled it, read a great review and decided we had to go. Despite its blood-and-guts name being a little rough on … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: The Delaunay Counter

The Delaunay Counter, 55 Aldwych, London The doors of West End super-restaurant The Delaunay burst open at the beginning of the year. All shimmering marble floors, dark wood and low lighting, it looked like the type of place where Don Draper and Roger Sterling would happily while away an evening draining expensive cocktails. The reviews were … Continue reading

Strawberry Salads and Naughty Nieces

Do strawberries really work in salads? And is Toffee Eton Mess a worthwhile dessert? They’re questions that have been bothering me for a while. Fortunately, I got the chance to put both of them to the test, recently – at the after-party (meal) for my niece Orla’s Christening. The bash was held at The Boathouse … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Yalla Yalla

Yalla Yalla, 1 Green’s Court, Soho Here comes another restaurant review. I might be trying other people’s food more than trying to make my own lately, but in my defence, the kitchen has been ripped out. In fact, the parts that once made up the kitchen are all now sitting in the living room. Look: … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Mishkin’s

Mishkin’s, 25 Catherine Street, London MISHKIN’S describes itself as a “sort-of Jewish deli with cocktails”. It doesn’t do kosher food but it does have a scrumptious-looking array of the kind of stodgy comfort food you’d find in a downtown New York deli: reuben on rye, salt beef sarnie – all stuffed to the crusts with … Continue reading