Living on bread alone…

where food is more than fuel

Hiding in plain sight…

When you live or work in an area it’s really easy to see a place everyday and keep saying to yourself that you will visit. These are the sort of … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


I am afraid that my total inability to grow a convincing Shoreditch face blanket will mean that while I will never make the transition to full hipster, but I do … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A farewell to Bungle…

When Kate was 6 years old she had a pet rabbit called Bungle. Luckily for our dinner table this pet did not give Kate a deep and abiding love of … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


If you had asked me 5 years ago if I would have considered pasta a rare delicacy I think I would have laughed in your face as I at it … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

You bring the wine….

A couple of weekends ago I played host to a few friends and had one of those longs lazy summer lunches that I thought only existed in Italian Romantic fiction. People … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Little things…

Readers could be forgiven for assuming that after my wedding I had somehow fallen off the edge of the world as it has been close to year since I last … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lamb leg and dreams fulfilled…

Some readers might remember Bread, Butter and Shattered dreams where I bemoaned the existence of the Turl Street Kitchen in Oxford for being too perfect. Its insistence on having simple, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment


Kate insisted that my Birthday not be overshadowed by Friday’s upcoming nuptials and so she made point of ensuring that I found an excellent place for dinner. I spent a … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


While much of what happened on my stag trip must stay a secret, thankfully nothing prevents me from sharing the more gastronomic delights with everyone. As I am sure you … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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