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
Looking around, I drank in the view that always gladdens my heart in a restaurant. One that I rarely, if ever, see in the UK. No, not plates of steaming food coming out to tables. Nor bottles and carafes and glasses of various liquids heading likewise. What I love is the sight of the people … Continue reading Portuguese Algarve From Top to Bottom Part 2: A Trip in the TARDIS to Visit Food from Out of this World
More on pictures...the memories and places I'm going to in this post came long before we started writing food blogs and taking and posting photographs of food so, to be blunt, I have none. I've used some of the Bonchurch's own and I hope Adrian, Vicky and Gillian will approve. Following on from my bit … Continue reading More Comfort Food..And Memories – Italian Style
Just a note: An accident with my camera meant I lost all the photos I took of our meal at Peppercorn. Many thanks to Martin Dawes for stepping in and loaning me his. Amid all the doom and gloom surrounding the High Street, really good independent restaurants being forced to close and big restaurant chains … Continue reading Review: Peppercorn Restaurant Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
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!”
"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
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!
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??
I have an offal confession to make...I'm not keen on it. Offal that is. I can cope with a kidney, flirt with a faggot and suck up to a sweetbread, but in general, I prefer muscle to organ. (Please no trolling from the PC elite, it's all above board). Liver is the worst for me. I … Continue reading When In Rome Part 2: It’s Offal!…and Pasta Joke