Anyone noticed the good old rustic Hairy Bikers lately? Take a look at Dave Myers a few years ago... and now. That's right, he's become a hipster 'tache wax and all! As any of you who've read some of my previous posts might suspect, I have a problem with the Artisan Food and Drink Explosion. … Continue reading Would you pay a fiver for a Crunchie?
Might not sound too exciting, some ham, cheese, tomatoes and pickled onions with a bit o' bread. Do it tbe Italian way, however, and you have a meal made in heaven. Ham? Paper thin slices of prosciutto crudo. That's the air dried ham from Parma. Yes it's raw but don't get all squeamish. Sliced paper thin, … Continue reading Cold meat and pickles by any other name, unless you’re Italian!
When is a Cornish Pasty not Cornish? It's a touchy question across the Tamar... If it has carrot in it it's not, never has been, never will be a Cornish pasty. It can't legally be called a Cornish Pasty unless it was made west of the Tamar, it even has its own "Protected Geographical Indication". … Continue reading When is a Cornish Pasty not Cornish?
Now before you get out the stocks, start ripening the tomatoes and building the pyre, let me at least finish. I've just come back from my first extended visit to our actual capital (the one with Big Ben) in a good many years and I was more than pleasantly surprised at the standard and range … Continue reading Is Sheffield REALLY the beer capital of the UK?