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Corner Room, Bethnel Green, Review

The Corner Room Menu

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF Nuno Mendes is not a dessert fan. But for my sweet tooth, it actually turned out to be less of a problem than you’d think. My friend had a five day interval back in the UK, after four months of being away for work in Dubai, so we arranged…

Sessions with my butcher: one whole lamb

A whole lamb carcass on butcher's block

On the last session with my local butcher, Cleavers of Old York Road, Wandsworth, I jointed a chicken and broke down a leg of lamb. This time we’ve stepped up into a whole lamb. When it’s hung up in the freezer, you always think “that looks quite small”. And considering the amount of wool and skin that’s…

Sessions with my butcher: chicken and leg of lamb

Chicken

It’s National Butchers’ Week and nothing says it better than heading down to my local butchers, Cleavers, and getting some butchery lessons. We started with the chicken – the very basics. Regular readers will know that I’ve attempted to joint a chicken before, but it seems that the way you joint a chicken in the butchers…

Choicest meats – what to put on the Christmas table

Meat heart

At the weekend my mother posed the question: “what are you cooking for Christmas?” Normally, as the designated cook for Christmas and Boxing Day, I would have decided on the meat already and would be planning the finer details by now. This year, the meat course is proving to be a difficult choice. And it seems…

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