Month: September 2012

Review – The Whitstable Oyster Company

Review – The Whitstable Oyster Company

It’s been 10 years since I ate at The Whitstable Oyster Company and 15 years since I last reviewed it. Amazingly the restaurant hasn’t changed a bit in those years, unlike my beloved ‘second home’ in some places, unrecognisable. The trendy set have moved in with their boutique chic and […]

The ‘Joke Of The Cheese Counter’

The ‘Joke Of The Cheese Counter’

I first met Manish Utton-Mishra in 2010 at Jelly, a co-working for small businesses owners and freelancers in Crystal Palace. He had just acquired premises in Westow Hill and was talking with huge passion about what Good Taste Food and Drink was going deliver to the community – He has been delivering the […]

Recipe Book – Penne With Gorgonzola

Recipe Book – Penne With Gorgonzola

It’s national cheese week and to celebrate I’m going to use one of my favourite cheeses Gorgonzola. Beautiful soft Italian cows milk cheese with a blue vein that has a distinctive and acidic bite. This distinctively flavoured cheese has been  made in the town of Gorgonzola ( a province of […]

Allium Sativum

Allium Sativum

Garlic is one of the most multifaceted vegetable,capable of curing ills, raising the dimension of a dish and has the ability to cause offence because of its very pungent smell. I cannot imagine a world without garlic I use it nearly every single day in one way or another. My […]

Meat Free Monday – Hot Spiced Red Cabbage

Meat Free Monday – Hot Spiced Red Cabbage

Back in the late seventies my Maman used to cook a baked red cabbage dish which we would eat as an accompaniment. It was quite a filling dish, rich and casserole-like, filled with apple,onion, red cabbage and spices. I remember always being the one to crunch into a whole clove […]

Soupe Dragon – Late Summer Soup

Soupe Dragon – Late Summer Soup

Welcome to The Soupe Dragon where soup is king and the only Clanger is me not remembering an ingredient. I’ll try not to let that happen…. Saturday Soup I do love good homemade soup, especially at lunchtime with a chunk of crusty bread. Soup is such a versatile meal and […]

Wine Sampling Session: Internet Face Off

Wine Sampling Session: Internet Face Off

I first met Matt earlier this year when I went to a wine tasting for the launch his new book Drink Me at our local bookshop Bookseller Crow On The Hill  It was a fabulous evening and poor Matt had his hands full with our group of friends but we all […]

Tea For Two – The Wolseley

Tea For Two – The Wolseley

The only time I had previously been to The Wolseley was for a pre-dinner cocktails and on Monday I returned for afternoon tea. The booking process was remarkably easy and the restaurant very kindly sent a reminder the day before. The Wolseley is on London’s busy Piccadilly next door to […]

Black Krim Oven Roasted Tomatoes on Country Bread

Black Krim Oven Roasted Tomatoes on Country Bread

  I am delighted to welcome former chef, food & wine aficionado and friend Wendy Danton to the recipe book this week. Wendy and her former partner previously owned the 16th century, 30 seater restaurant Good Taste in Sittingbourne, Kent. Wendy is a classically trained  chef and blogger based now […]

Flavour: Amoracia Rusticana

Flavour: Amoracia Rusticana

I’ve chosen Amoracia Rusticana or  horseradish as the flavour this week as I spent the best part of twenty minutes trying to dig up a horseradish root to use in my bloody Mary infused vodka experiment. It was comedic especially with only one arm functioning at 100% right now. Grit, determination […]