Food and friendship

Hommus

Every now and then you come across someone that you just click with. A few years ago I met someone who became a very close friend. We bonded over our love of good food and as we ate our way through delicious dinners and realized we had lots in common. Over the years we didn’t … Continue reading

Okonomi-Yaki

okonomi-yaki

I lived in London for many years and one of the best thing about this city is the food. There is an amazing variety of, well, pretty much every cuisine in the world. There are of course just as many, if not more, bad or even terrible restaurants as there are good ones but reading … Continue reading

Food inspired by the Barbary coast

The Barbary Neal's Yard Covent Garden

Every now and then a restaurant opens in London and I just know I want to go there. It has nothing to do with fancy food or being expensive, it is about flavor. When The Barbary opened I knew I wanted to go there and try the food. The Barbary coast covers Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia … Continue reading

Delicious Malaysian food in Deal

three layer crispy pork belly

The other day I was asking the fishmonger if there would be any crabs this weekend. He scratched his head and said it would either be an abundance or very few, if any. All this had to do with the full moon and the tides, I feel like I learn something about the sea every … Continue reading

Go Native in Neal’s Yard

Jerusalem artichoke English grains Lincolnshire poacher

London is many things, busy, bustling, full of people, polluted, beautiful and what I perhaps love most of all, it has something for everyone. Me, I like, no I love food and I can’t imagine there being a better place to get authentic food from all corners of the world. The other evening I met … Continue reading

Flavour, flavour, flavour at the Smoking Goat, Soho

trio of curries from The Smoking Goat

The Smoking Goat in London’s Soho is a restaurant devoted to authentic Thai street food. Space is limited so get there early, or late to make sure you get in. The kitchen is tiny but the food that comes out of it is amazing. I heard about this about a year ago through Chef Sebby … Continue reading

Lunch at the Gilbert Scott bar

pea and asparagus salad at the Gilbert Scott bar

When you have time lunch is a wonderful thing. I decided to catch up with a friend and we took our time. My friend is a mega foodie so I was happy not to make any decisions and just go with the flow and the main thing was to catch up. Even before we sat … Continue reading

Lunch French style

We have some cold days, some wet days but there has been a couple of very spring like days with gorgeous sunshine and it has been warm in the sun. If the winds would just stop it would have been quite sensational. This time of the year I always feel a bit impatient, I can’t … Continue reading

Lunch at Wallet’s Court

It seems I haven’t paid much attention to places around me. The other day I went to lunch at a place down the road that I have to admit I hadn’t even heard about, Wallet Court. When I heard about the lunch I looked it up and it caught my foodie interest. Parts of Wallet … Continue reading

A day in Margate and lunch at Yama’s Thai

Since moving to Kent I have to admit we haven’t had a proper look around in other towns and nice places. This summer I want to change that and we decided on a day out in what is called “the most up and coming town in Kent”, Margate. We picked a lovely day, it was … Continue reading