“Oh, How I’ve Missed Stew Darling!”

By God! but the years roll on quickly. It doesn't seem two minutes since it was last autumn and I was writing a bit about Stocks and Soups. I don't so much mind the gorgeous colours and the stuff you can forage but the main thing, I don't enjoy about the season is the thought … Continue reading “Oh, How I’ve Missed Stew Darling!”

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Portuguese Algarve…From Top to Bottom. Review: Restaurante Dom Dinis

"Aaaay Yes! Of course I'll have a glass with you!!" No, not Lemmy on a normal end of night caper but Nelson, our waiter at Restaurante Dom Dinis, just outside Albufeira on the Portuguese Algarve. But more of him later. Why were we there? Well, what to do when you go to visit a brother … Continue reading Portuguese Algarve…From Top to Bottom. Review: Restaurante Dom Dinis

Review: Craft and Dough – (Is it)Craft(y)? Maybe. (Will I need)Dough? Oh Yes!

Now I like to think I'm upfront and straightforward in my views when it comes to food and drink, especially with regard to the "Artisan" or "Craft" food "Revolution". So when I got an invite to go for a pizza and a beer with a group of friends to celebrate one of their birthdays at … Continue reading Review: Craft and Dough – (Is it)Craft(y)? Maybe. (Will I need)Dough? Oh Yes!

Review: Bella Donna, Sharrowvale…or is it Palermo??

Never have I been so pleased that a birthday meal was delayed by almost a month. Never was I so glad I had to cancel a booking at arguably Sheffield's hottest restaurant of the moment. Never was I happier to spend the evening carrying around a cherry stoner and a strawberry huller, neither of which … Continue reading Review: Bella Donna, Sharrowvale…or is it Palermo??