August 2011

Asparagus, anchovy, lemon and caper quiche – and a book giveaway

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  UPDATE ON 9 SEPT:  The winner of the book giveaway is @enigmeg!  Thanks to all who entered. Some people are way better than others at simply going with the flow. These are the people who refuse to lie awake at night worrying what the global financial crisis is doing to their pension funds and simply […]

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Nobu @ Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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  When I first came to London, I worked for a few months as a PA to two very lovely VPs at a Very Large American Soft-drink Company.  One of them was young, single, and very trendy and in my role I would often have to book restaurant tables for him.  The two that he usually asked me to […]

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Saturday Snapshots #157

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  Stained glass – South London 2010

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Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad – and a BBQ event!

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People often ask me “so what is the difference between an English BBQ and a South African braai?” They both involve the cooking of meat outdoors over an open fire, and yes you can make an argument that the type of meat you cook is the distinguishing feature (because pork sausages and burgers will never […]

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Saturday Snapshots #156

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  Paris lavender – June 2011

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Club Gascon

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  When people hear that I have a food website, they jump to all sorts of conclusions.  For a start, they panic that when I come to their house for a meal I will photograph their food and then write a scathing critique of their cooking skills on my blog.  (OK, they are probably right […]

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An Iftar feast at Asateer @ Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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  “Dubai?  During August?  You must be crazy” said my friends.  “Firstly, the heat will kill you, and secondly it’s Ramadan!  Nothing happens during Ramadan – you can’t eat, you can’t drink – what’s the point?”.  I have to say – they were spot-on regarding the heat.  40C heat at 80% humidity is like walking […]

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