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A Bit Casual Eating Out London

L.C Residency at Climpson’s Arch, Hackney

July 12, 2016

I usually cringe a little when people ask if I am a food critic or restaurant reviewer because, honestly, I believe I am neither. I write a food blog, I tell tales, I share my experiences… I ramble on about what we ate and whether or not I liked it perhaps, but that’s all part of the story of the meal. I don’t claim to be the fountain of any knowledge. I am just a greedy girl who’s always hungry and likes to talk; and because it’s impolite to talk with your mouth full, this is the perfect place for me to do that talking.

There are plenty of other people out there who either are, or claim to be, food critics or restaurant reviewers, so there’s no need for me to join that ever-so-crowded bandwagon. I read a lot of what those people have to say; many because I respect their opinions, some purely because curiosity has got the better of me. However, one thing remains the same regardless of which category they fall into – I always take these reviews with a grain of salt because at the end of the day, it’s just their opinion. And my view is that no one’s word is gospel in this industry, no matter how well regarded they are.

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Eating Abroad Portugal

Porto – A Food Tour

March 22, 2016

Every bit as rustic and romantic as I hoped, I was smitten with Lisbon the moment I laid eyes on it so I couldn’t wait to get back to Portugal. Over our long weekend in the Portuguese capital, we whittled away the hours just wandering the cobbled, tiled covered streets and eating gloriously delicious food; essentially my dream situation. I had imagined that a weekend in Porto would be much the same but that’s probably doing Portugal’s second city a bit of a disservice.

The cobbles and tiles are similar, as is the casual vibe and comfortable pace of life, but this compact riverside city has an endearing charm of its own. We were lucky enough to have the sun shining throughout our visit, making the whole city shine and giving us the perfect weather for our own food tour, because as we discovered, the one thing these two cities definitely have in common is great food!

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