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.
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
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
My birthday! Lemmy buying me lunch! How much better can it get? Well, trying to find somewhere my friend and erstwhile critic Martin Dawes hasn't beaten me to makes it a slightly more tricky proposal. But the wife wanted to take me out to the country so we settled on The Angel at Holmesfield on … Continue reading Review: “Newsflash! Angel of the North now near Sheffield”
"......Do as the Romans do" I believe the saying goes. It kept popping to mind every time our waiter or waitress nodded sagely when we ordered offal of some kind or another at dinner. For that's the heart of real Roman cuisine. Not the cuisine of the tourist, oh there's lots of that around in … Continue reading “When In Rome”……(Part 1)
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" was a big hit in the late 80s for a band called They Might Be Giants. The same could be said of the latest venture by The Birdhouse Tea Company, because judging on my recent visit they're doing everything right to become giants themselves. Birdhouse Tea Company opened their first shop … Continue reading Review:”Make a Little Birdhouse In Your Soul” – The Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen
So, the season of peas on earth and good brill to all men is almost upon us No, not that horrible Christmas thing but a celebration of Spring and all the good food type stuff that comes from Sheffield and all around....namely Sheff Food Fest 2018. With this in mind, this old food blogger has … Continue reading Dear Santa…….Sheffield Food Festival 2018
Reading Jane's post on the excellent Kouzinacooking about her almost Grail like search for the tomato sauce of her husbands' youth got me thinking. Would Sir Lancelot's idea of the perfect sauce include Queen Guinevere? I digress, I swear the tendrils of approaching spring are making me frisky. What I meant to say was it … Continue reading Tomayto Tomarto……Try Pomodoro di San Marzano