Tag: food writer

REVIEW RICK STEIN: STEIN’S  AT HOME MENU BOX

REVIEW RICK STEIN: STEIN’S AT HOME MENU BOX

  With the end in sight for an easing of restrictions, we can all look forward to dining at a restaurant for a spot of al fresco dining. The decision to lift lockdown measures is however dependent upon data. This is why dine-at-home boxes will continue to be a main source of revenue for restaurateurs pivoting to a takeaway-delivery option,…

REVIEW: THE TAP, DERBY

REVIEW: THE TAP, DERBY

*Ad-Gifted   What compels you to venture dining out? For me, it is the prospect of a new environment. Don’t get me wrong, I love the four walls of my very pretty flat, but it is the idea of a fresh voice, a new face that is one of the main drivers for me at the moment.   The far-reaching,…

REVIEW: THE GREYHOUND, FRIAR GATE, DERBY

REVIEW: THE GREYHOUND, FRIAR GATE, DERBY

*Ad-Gifted   Did you know there are 91 days to the US election? I have been known to take the day off work as I watch the results roll in, during the late twilight hours. (I learnt the hard way when one year, I cockily thought I could watch the US elections AND make it into work. That was tough…

BEER AND CURRY MATCHING

BEER AND CURRY MATCHING

#Ad – beer from Modha Ales and White Rhino gifted   Curry happens to be one of my favourite foods. You honestly cannot beat my mothers chicken curry, a heady mix of punchy garlic, fiery hot chillies and warming cinnamon in a tangy tomato base.     I grew up eating curry in a typical Gujarati household, where the kitchen…

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…