Tag: food writer

RESTAURANT REVIEW: IBÈRICA MANCHESTER

RESTAURANT REVIEW: IBÈRICA MANCHESTER

With clocks set to go back next weekend (hurrah!), this leaves you with a whole extra hour to indulge in whatever your heart desires. For me, I would very much like to spend those precious 60 minutes trying out new dishes. I tend to seek out cosier eateries when the nights draw in; it is that heady combination of twinkly…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: 20 STORIES MANCHESTER

RESTAURANT REVIEW: 20 STORIES MANCHESTER

If heaven existed, I believe it would be a place filled with soft white lights, flickering Jo Malone candles, positive energy, a mammoth library which includes Agatha Christie’s entire collection and the dulcet tones of Morgan Freeman on a tannoy relaying cake recipes intermingled with messages of love. So, Morgan would say something like: “Here comes the recipe for a…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ROGANIC, LONDON

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ROGANIC, LONDON

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” – Edward Morykwas How do you celebrate your birthday? I tend to jettison my usual stoicism for the day and feel recklessly indulgent on my birthday. How else to celebrate your birthday than to eat cake at a restaurant you’ve been meaning to visit since time began? (Well, not…

TRIED & TESTED: THE SAUCY AFFAIR RAW SAUCES REVIEW

TRIED & TESTED: THE SAUCY AFFAIR RAW SAUCES REVIEW

*The Saucy Affair Raw Sauces were supplied by Tried and Tested for review* I love cooking, and own a few hundred cookbooks. Often, I follow recipes down to the letter, usually when I’m not in a “thinking mood”, so I can operate on auto-pilot and just crack on with the cooking. Sometimes I read cookery books to get inspiration for recipes that…

THE FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2018

THE FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2018

– Open for entries – The annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the very best writers, publishers, broadcasters, photographers and personalities working in food and drink. An important date in the foodie calendar, the 2018 ceremony takes place in May and, as ever, will welcome the biggest names in food and drink…

Restaurant review: The Farmhouse at Mackworth, Derby

Restaurant review: The Farmhouse at Mackworth, Derby

There is something so very quaint about the word ‘farmhouse’. It evokes country living, and hearty, wholesome fayre. Which is why I was really looking forward to reviewing The Farmhouse at Mackworth. A 15 minute drive from the city centre makes it an excellent, central location with ample parking too. If a building could give you a hug, The Farmhouse…

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Hi all, I hope you’re enjoying the positively autumnal weather. As the nights draw in, I find myself craving hearty wholesome fayre. Curries usually feature in my top ten dishes of all time, but the rankings are higher for thick, creamy curries during the cooler months. A book which I’m finding chock-full of simple, delicious recipes (every single one tried…

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Hi all, I hope you’re doing well. Question for you – how often do you cook? I cook every day, and although I photograph dishes from my test kitchen and make notes, I find the bulk of my time is taken up reviewing restaurants and doing the write-ups. I have a tonne of recipes to write up, both original and…