Does Pizza = Passion? It Does in My Book!

Definitely. This is a friend of mine who's the Pizzaiolo at a fantastic little restaurant in Minori called La Botte. He stands in front of a 450 degree Centigrade oven all day and night making pizze. In summer the outside temperature is over 35 degrees Centigrade. To do that you've got to have passion. I … Continue reading Does Pizza = Passion? It Does in My Book!

James Martin – Fake News or “Can’t be A***d”?

Apparently, it seems that most ubiquitous of TV chefs James Martin has incurred the wrath of the viewing public (viewing public being a euphemism for poor buggers who watch daytime TV). I say apparently because I would gleefully prefer to enter a lion enclosure at Longleat naked and with a half a pound of fresh … Continue reading James Martin – Fake News or “Can’t be A***d”?

The Mysteries of Bread Making…or You Need to UNDER-stand Why it Goes Wrong.

After having just read Martin Dawes' piece on the elusiveness of the "Crumb Shot" in baking pictures and videos it got me thinking about the art, and it is an art, of bread making. In the CV-19 world we're enforced to live in in at the moment, time (and panic) has driven more people than … Continue reading The Mysteries of Bread Making…or You Need to UNDER-stand Why it Goes Wrong.

Review: Enver’s Turkish Restaurant – I Cry Openly (with joy) About Food 😥

They say everyone has a best selling novel in them or a Hollywood blockbusting screenplay. I suppose for food writers it must be the perfect review but for that I guess you’d need the perfect experience. I had that last night at a little Turkish restaurant just up the road from us. So here we … Continue reading Review: Enver’s Turkish Restaurant – I Cry Openly (with joy) About Food 😥

Review: Silver Plate Restaurant – As Meatloaf Nearly said: “🎶Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad🎶”

We last visited Silver Plate Restaurant, the venue on the campus of Sheffield College catering department, in Feb for lunch . We were back tonight for their monthly gourmet "Wine and Dine" night, a four course tasting menu with optional wine flight. Firstly, I've got to praise the seasoning on every dish we ate on … Continue reading Review: Silver Plate Restaurant – As Meatloaf Nearly said: “🎶Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad🎶”

Review: Gianni’s Scarborough – How an Italian in the UK SHOULD be!

If you've ever read any of my other posts, you'll know I can sometimes be a teeny weeny bit critical of Italian restaurants in the UK. So when my mother in-law decided that she wanted her leap year birthday special meal to be an Italian one I was apprehensive. Why? Because we happened to be … Continue reading Review: Gianni’s Scarborough – How an Italian in the UK SHOULD be!

Review: Rennards, Scarborough – Because Sometimes You Just CAN’T Eat Them Out of the Paper

We all know that, in all honesty, the finest way to eat Fish'n'Chips is to eat them out of the paper (sadly not newspaper any more) and definitely not out of one of those poncy, square boxes with Fish'n'Chips written on the top (why write Fish'n'Chips on the top? I KNOW what I've bloody well … Continue reading Review: Rennards, Scarborough – Because Sometimes You Just CAN’T Eat Them Out of the Paper

And Talking of Fine Portuguese Food…..

After my last post, I thought it right to look at a another classic type of Portuguese eatery which, if you went by English understanding, you could also miss out on to your loss. Portugal has many places dubbed "Snack Bars" which might cause Brits looking for a substantial meal to pass by. But, in … Continue reading And Talking of Fine Portuguese Food…..

Review: Seasons, Sao Rafael, Albufeira – A Classic Example of Never Judging a Book by its Cover.

Lemmy decided we needed a post Christmas break. What with all the feasting, fornicating and farting we pagans do around Yule, it's most welcome. A nice chillax, only a quarter moon so no worries about her dragging a mangled corpse into the hotel room in the middle of the night. Bliss. Portugal, its Algarve region … Continue reading Review: Seasons, Sao Rafael, Albufeira – A Classic Example of Never Judging a Book by its Cover.

Review: Apna Lahore – If Carlsberg did Asian Food….

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….