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Bread is art, and it tastes good too

The Waitress, Saatchi Gallery

Today I went to explore the Partridges Food Market on Duke of York Square with the view to test out my recently repaired camera and to do some investigation on a market piece for Jellied Eel magazine. The stalls gather there most Saturdays to sell a range of food products – everything from tea and cakes to cheese…

‘The Scandinavian Kitchen’ by Camilla Plum

Scandinavian Kitchen by Camilla Plum

I must admit, I know very little about Scandinavian food. The only time that I’ve been in Scandinavia was during a stop-over in Copenhagen – hardly a long stay. And the only time I’ve come close to Scandinavian food was on two long haul journeys with Scandinavian Airlines, who provided the best on-board bread I’ve ever…

1 Lombard Street, Bank, Review

Bar at One Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9AA www.1lombardstreet.com What can I tell you about 1 Lombard Street? It’s got quite a reputation, but now I’m not so sure what that is. You see, I’ve been wanting to go there for a while. Curiosity, I suppose, about City opulence. It’s not exactly known for being cheap, and with a prime location right next to…

Haggis and whisky tasting at Boisdale

Haggis at Boisdale

Boisdale of Belgravia is at 15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9LX www.boisdale.co.uk Ahead of Burn’s night on the 25th of January, I was invited to a lunch time blind tasting of haggis and malt whisky at Boisdale of Belgravia. Boisdale is, for some, synonymous with Scottish food. The owner, Ranald Macdonald, is a Scotsman whose family’s roots can be traced back…

Yauatcha, Soho, Review

Yauatcha interior

15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL www.yauatcha.com Yauatcha, what an obscure name. How ever I looked at it I couldn’t reconcile the Chinese characters sitting comfortably next to the name, Yauatcha. 丘記茶苑 is the Traditional Chinese characters for Qiu’s Tea House, so how does it translate to Yauatcha? Evidently, the character 丘 is pronounced Yau in Cantonese. As in Alan…

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