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!

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

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….

Leg Meyt, Tayters and a Crust – A Winter’s Tale of Me and a Pie.

My Gran taught me to cook. Oh my mum added bits, I worked in a 2 AA Rosette kitchen; appeared on Masterchef and ran my own gastropub for seven years but my Gran taught me to cook. Both my parents worked so, as was the way back in the late 60s and early 70s, I … Continue reading Leg Meyt, Tayters and a Crust – A Winter’s Tale of Me and a Pie.

Review: No Name – The Food Plays its Own Symphony..No Help Needed!

It's been a while since we visited No Name, a quirky little twenty cover, at an absolute push if you've got a Schwarzenegger with a shoehorn at the door, place in the fashionable Crookes area of Sheffield. Small in size it may be, but definitely not on flavour as I wrote about after our first … Continue reading Review: No Name – The Food Plays its Own Symphony..No Help Needed!

Acetaia Pedroni Part 2 – Of Food, Wine and a Distinct Lack of Phones.

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 Comfort Food..And Memories – Italian Style

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

Review: Peppercorn Restaurant Abbeydale Road, Sheffield

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