A Bit Casual Eating Out London

Som Saa, Climpson’s Arch

Having never graced Thailand with my presence (madness I know, because who hasn’t been to Thailand) my experience of Thai food is somewhat limited to the western-friendly versions dished out anywhere but Thailand. In their defence, most are usually run by expats wanting to…

December 2, 2014
Eating Out Events/Classes London

Taste of London Winter 2014

The weather gods may have been playing a cruel trick on us a couple of weeks ago with some unseasonably warm weather but those days are well and truly over; winter has arrived in London. There is a distinct chill in the air, and…

November 24, 2014
Eating In Savoury

Roast Pork Belly and Crackling – Recipe

I can confidently say that most of the omnivores I know start salivating at the mere mention of pork belly, and grin ear to ear whilst licking their lips when crispy crackling comes into view. I won’t insult your intelligence by denying that I…

November 20, 2014
A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

The Dairy, Clapham Old Town

How many times have you made a dinner reservation more than a week in advance? Before I moved to London, my answer to that would be ‘almost never’. There would be the odd occasion like High Tea at Hippopotamus for Mother’s Day or a…

November 3, 2014
America Eating Abroad

Boston, MA – the Food Trail

Most people will tell you that you’d be crazy to visit Boston in the winter; the New England weather may be notoriously changeable but the one constant at this time of year is the cold. Having experienced it myself, I can’t disagree with those…

October 27, 2014
A Bit Casual Eating Out London

Le Brunch at Le Bun, Old Bengal Warehouse

Whoever invented brunch is my kind of person; that woman (or man) really understood the meaning of ‘weekend’. They knew that Saturday and Sunday mornings are for sleeping in and lazing about; sometimes nursing the hangover from the night before, other times just procrastinating…

October 2, 2014
America Eating Abroad

Washington DC to Richmond, VA

What do I remember most about Washington DC? You might think it was peering through the gates at the White House or squinting against the sun to take in the Washington Monument… you’d be wrong, it was the cold. Oh-so-cold. Traipsing through inches of…

September 28, 2014
A Bit Casual Eating Out London

The Drunken Monkey, Shoreditch

My earliest yum cha memories involve Sunday lunches with my family at one of the many Chinese restaurants along Courtenay Place in Wellington. They were usually gluttonous affairs; though there were only five of, us, we each had our favourites and would not be…

September 24, 2014