Head up Abbeydale Road in Sheffield, around the old Picture Palace and blink at the wrong moment and you'll be past Apna Lahore and maybe non the wiser, and that would be a crying shame if you consider yourself a lover of true sub continent food. I'm on a mission here to change that. From … Continue reading Review: Apna Lahore – If Carlsberg did Asian Food….
My Gran taught me to cook. Oh my mum added bits, I worked in a 2 AA Rosette kitchen; appeared on Masterchef and ran my own gastropub for seven years but my Gran taught me to cook. Both my parents worked so, as was the way back in the late 60s and early 70s, I … Continue reading Leg Meyt, Tayters and a Crust – A Winter's Tale of Me and a Pie.
It's been a while since we visited No Name, a quirky little twenty cover, at an absolute push if you've got a Schwarzenegger with a shoehorn at the door, place in the fashionable Crookes area of Sheffield. Small in size it may be, but definitely not on flavour as I wrote about after our first … Continue reading Review: No Name – The Food Plays its Own Symphony..No Help Needed!
In a culinary world that seems to be overflowing with "authentic" restaurants but which, in reality, are parts of huge chains that means your meal is the same bland, un-authentic pap whether you're eating it in Nuneaton or Nandover (no typo). It's a welcome change therefore when you hear of the opening of a small, … Continue reading Review: Grazie Restaurant Sheffield. Mamma Mia!- Grazie Mille Vito E Piacere
It might have escaped your notice, but they handed out this years' Michelin Stars the other day in a big posh awards ceremony that was broadcast on You Tube. The places that earned stars will be rammed over the coming months, not because the elite food snobs bagging their latest catch appreciate fine food so … Continue reading Review: The Silver Plate Restaurant – Sheffield College. Silver Service Trumps Michelin Anytime.
Imagine a food event with no menu but a huge TV on the wall; where just the title of each dish comes up just before it's served, leaving you to ponder what will come out baring that name. In keeping with the TV theme what if the chefs bore a passing resemblance to fictional namesakes … Continue reading Review: The ‘Airoma’ of Success in the Beardy Village?
Just in case you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit "faddy" when it comes to Italian restaurants and food as my short series Italian Food Myths about how we, the Brits, have managed to bugger about with both the style and substance of Italian restaurants/food over the years hopefully shows. So, when our food buddies Martin … Continue reading Review-Vito’s: An Italian Too Far?
Since I wrote my original (in more ways than one) post about Yorkshire Puddings back in 2017, I've broken my own golden rule and done a bit of thinking around the great, much maligned Yorkshire Pudding. Partly off the back of the ridiculous Yorkshire Pudding cook off on Yorkshire Day this year when the beards … Continue reading Yorkshire Puddings….I may have been Wrong!
After the tour of the Acetaia and a tasting of some of the wonderful vinegars, it was time for, arguably, the best part of the trip - lunch at the family's on site Osteria, the Osteria di Rubbiara. As you can see, it's a wonderful old dining area and, since the kitchen is next door, … Continue reading Acetaia Pedroni Part 2 – Of Food, Wine and a Distinct Lack of Phones.
After a gap of four years, almost to the day, we decided we couldn't wait any longer to return and sample the fantastic food, produce and hospitality of Emilia and its people. If you're a reader of this site (and as always, thanks to the both of you), you might recall that, back then, we … Continue reading Groundhog Day in Modena -Acetaia Pedroni