I'm writing this hot, and hot under the collar I might add, from a spot on Radio Sheffield discussing all things Yorkshire Pudding with the wonderful Paulette Edwards. I've written previously about the way "foodies" seem to want to bugger about with Yorkshire Puddings. From my very first ever post "To be, Or not to … Continue reading Yorkshire Puddings – “Paulette’s Pantry” and the “Rise” of the “Food Expert?”
Another lockdown. Another freezer full of goodies that you were saving to use in get togethers. Another round of pasta, bread making and fake bolognese sauce pictures appearing on Fakebook, Twatter and Insideousagram. I'd bought some lovely looking beasts' cheeks when I spied them at the market some weeks before lockdown and now I couldn't … Continue reading Getting Cheeky with Pasta
STOP....THERE....NOWWWWW!....... What had I done?? I jerked hastily to a halt upon the sound of the voice and awaited my fate. Was it to be a flying rugby tackle as I was thrown to the ground by an armed officer thinking the stubby umbrella in my oversized pocket was a Kalashnikov? Maybe the snap of … Continue reading Back to School with Covid.
I think a doorway, especially a doorway and nothing but a doorway denotes mystery don't you? Make it a black doorway in a quiet (if that's not a misnomer) area of Soho, and Lemmy was straight into Poirot mode. Ze little grey cells, as well as in her case the gnashing teeth, were in full … Continue reading Review: Blacklock, Soho-They say you should have an AGA…. they’re right, but not in the way you think!
Thank you Covid, Thank you Boris, thank you SAGE. You've screwed my year and my holidays in Italy so I had a thought. I'll get back at all you buggers by putting together a list of the Italian Bars and restaurants in THIS country that remind me of being in THAT country. Now, not any … Continue reading Lockdown Latin Love Affair – Not as Sordid as it Sounds
Having just returned from an all too brief five day sojourn to our beloved Isle, I had to pop on an updated review of our favourite pub and restaurant, gorgeous location, gorgeous place and, especially, gorgeous people. It's in my newly created Lockdown Latin list of Italian restaurants I love and that remind me of … Continue reading Review: Bonchurch Inn, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.
What do you do if you can't get to Italy before September? Jet around all your favourite, small, independent Italian eateries..the ones run by actual Italian families, and give them your support and tell the world how fantastic they are post lockdown. Having hit Grazie and Vero Gusto, it was time to head further afield … Continue reading Food Review: Giannis, Scarborough. Fred much in Evidence!
Vero Gusto - Georgian Finery Out again for a post lockdown meal with Martin and Sue Dawes. I was halfway through my review when Martin posted his. It said everything I wanted to say about the food so I changed tack and this came out, which started as my intro but is now my reminisce. … Continue reading Review: Vero Gusto, True Taste..How Very True.
If you read my previous post you'll know we headed out on the 4th of July for our first post lockdown meal. This is about the food and the experience not the lockdown aspects. I'm sure you've guessed we went for Italian. At a place we know and trust, Grazie on the corner of Leopold … Continue reading Review: Grazie…No Really… GRAZIE!!!!!
"It was the best of times it was the worst of times" I'm sure Mr. Dickens wasn't thinking about lockdown when he penned those lines 'cos I'm truly struggling to see any "best" (except perhaps my burgeoning bank balance and the loss of a stone in weight) about being incarcerated in the house for fifteen … Continue reading On Lockdown – “A Tale of Two Cities”, Well, One Actually, Sheffield, But it Gave Me Some Nice Quotes