Journal

13th June, 2011

Pied a Terre

One always gets asked the million dollar question: ‘What makes a two or three star restaurant?’ It’s a tough call. Gone are the days when France, and even more specifically, Paris was the epitome of gastronomy, the temple of food. The very guide that dictated the hierarchy of restaurants has since decided that Tokyo is […]

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12th June, 2011

Trullo

Now Highbury is by no means anywhere near being gastronomic. Unless you consider Tesco. So for an Italian restaurant to be consistently jam packed with people and getting good reviews is a welcome addition to an otherwise restaurant black hole. Add to the equation celebrity backing. Lulu’s (famed British singer of yore) son runs the […]

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12th June, 2011

Jamies Italian

There aren’t many chefs who have a jovial persona on screen and off, cook great food at it’s simplest level, challenge long standing norms and tie their shoe laces with their teeth. Jamie Oliver fits perfectly here (he may be able to tie his shoe laces with his teeth, but we don’t know that just […]

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12th June, 2011

L’autre Pied

It had to be my luck. Two days of glorious sunshine, and I mean scorching sunshine and I was stuck in the kitchen, sweating, sweltering and hoping it would stay that way on my day off. (Really? You really thought that would be the case? This is England!) And in true British style, I got […]

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12th June, 2011

Mint Leaf Lounge

I feel hungry, oh so hungry, I feel hungry and starving tonight! And I’m eating, Everything that I can see in sight! (sung to the tune of I feel pretty, from Westside Story) Us chefs are a funny lot. It’s easy to get us turned on and excited – just bring out the food porn! […]

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10th June, 2011

The Ledbury

There’s something exciting about starving yourself before a meal. The anticipation, the yearning, the agony! Almost enough to make one lose their appetite. It’s even more exciting when the restaurant you’re going to has just risen to 2 Michelin stars, been on everyone’s lips and more importantly, has been bloody hard to get a table! […]

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08th June, 2011

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

There aren’t many people who truly have looks that could kill; well, even maim perhaps, or just make you slightly nervous and shuffle about in your seat However, it’s an entirely different  matter when that person watches you whilst you work, their gaze drilling into the back of your head as you delicately produce works […]

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