Once Upon a Time in a Place with No Name

It was a dark and surreal night. We'd arranged to meet doyen of Sheffield food writing Martin Dawes and his lovely wife Sue to try the food at the intriguingly named 'No Name' restaurant in Crookes. "We'll meet in the Punchbowl at 8 o'clock" tweeted Martin. No problem, said I........except when we got there The … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in a Place with No Name

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A Short Post – Compressed as it were

What's the theory behind "compressed fruit and veg?" OK so it's a rhetorical question. I know the theory, I just think it's food is fashion crap to be honest. It currently seems anything animal, vegetable or mineral with a high water content is better off 'compressed' than in it's normal, gorgeous state. In case you … Continue reading A Short Post – Compressed as it were

Italian Food Myth No.4 – It’s Not A Myth

I'm writing this hot....and hot under the collar, from a trip out to see if MY perceptions of how I envisage the portrayal of Italian food in Britain and the wider world is correct. As I looked back at the four articles I'd written over the last few weeks, I found myself thinking:   "Am … Continue reading Italian Food Myth No.4 – It’s Not A Myth

Italian Food Myths 3: “Spag Bol” and Lasagne..or “S** Off Sainsbury’s!”

Before I start my weekly rant, I'd like to dedicate this article to a true gentleman, sadly no longer with us, and his family who have, in contrast to some of the moans I write about on this blog, shown myself and Lemmy TRUE Italian hospitality and food every time we visit their wonderful pub … Continue reading Italian Food Myths 3: “Spag Bol” and Lasagne..or “S** Off Sainsbury’s!”

Italian Food Myths 2 and a half: Another Cappuccino Sir?

Thanks to Jane at kouzinacooking for raising  other things we do round coffee which I think need addressing. Chocolate sprinkles - PLEASE? I can only say American Temperature - we have a thing here about scalding coffee. A cappucccino or a cafe latte for that matter ( btw ask for a latte in Italy and … Continue reading Italian Food Myths 2 and a half: Another Cappuccino Sir?