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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Having been cooking or trying to cook for many years, there is one this that has always escaped my attention – banana bread. People say it is so easy, how come I have never tried to make it but to put them back in their box I must say that who WAITS for their bananas...
Dalston Street Food Market, London

Dalston Street Food Market, London

Finally, we are getting to the point in our lives where we do not spend our Saturday in bed, groaning about our hangovers (and probably our behaviour) from the night before. I say this with the mindset that actually, we do not spend every Saturday in this way, just maybe one every couple of months....
Dabbous

Dabbous

This name probably rings a couple of bells for a few of you, although annoyingly for me, I am guessing it resonated about 2 years ago when this restaurant first opened. The brain-child of Ollie Dabbous who at 32, opened his first restaurant in London; the self-titled Dabbous on Whitfield Street. Having received his Michelin...
The King of Ladies Man

The King of Ladies Man

As many of you Londoners must know, the Breakfast Club is possibly the popular breakfast joint in town. Slowly, it has spread its wings to Soho and now (finally) a bit further west to Battersea. With this reproduction and gradual migrations, it has spawned something else.  I know it has a conjoined secret bar in...
Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Whenever I go to one of my favourite chain restaurants, the thought crosses my mind: could I make this myself? In the past, I have always shied away from the idea with thoughts like “better leave it to the professionals” and “the whole point of going out for dinner is that you don’t calories count,”...
Goan Fish Curry

Goan Fish Curry

Coconut oil has been at the forefront of the press in recent (cold) months. Everything I have heard about it has been great – you can use it on your hair as conditioner, your skin as a moisturiser, cooking to replace oils, your face as a make-up remover, butter on your toast, it aids your digestion...
Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir

This was another one of those urban legends of London, “you know that restaurant where you eat in the dark and you are served by blind waiters.” Oh yes, that old chestnut. We have all heard it, but no-one I knew had ever been… Until now…. We went to see this for ourselves. We booked...
The Harwood Arms, Fulham

The Harwood Arms, Fulham

In London, finding a good Sunday lunch can be quite a challenge. Many places to eat don’t offer a traditional Sunday roast in light of more jazzy things on the menu, and many offer a substandard quality of “carvery,” moonlighting as the feast that it should rightfully be. Notes such as an Englishman and his castle...
Cote du Rhone Beef Stew

Cote du Rhone Beef Stew

As the winter weather seems to be intent on over-staying its welcome, there seems to be only one this to do. EAT. It’s the end of February; you are quietly getting excited about the end of winter, and the feasting that can be done once the spring has pushed its’ way through the cold. We...
Mongolian Grill & Hot Pot

Mongolian Grill & Hot Pot

During  the miserable January that we all had to endure, I was desperately seeking something fun and different to do to raise us from our wintery depression. London is a vibrant and multicultural city so I thought that someone must have some to celebrate now and I was looking to jump on thir bandwagon. Then...
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

When I got back to work in January, amidst the junk of my email inbox, a toptable email surfaced. Normally I would have waved it aside, knowing most of the offers would be desperate restaurants I had never heard of advertising meal deals I didn’t want. Then something caught my eye: The Cinnamon Club in...
Johnny Jeffrey's Disappearing Dining Club at the Great Barn

Johnny Jeffrey’s Disappearing Dining Club at the Great Barn

As many of you will already now, we disappeared down to Devon for a fun-and-food-filled weekend, courtesy of the lovely Johnny and Allan. Just to give you a bit of background, the DDC was originally pop up restaurants in London. But, moving with the times, they have extended their reach to the Great Barn in...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray