"feed me, I starve"

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Not complicated I know, and how much can you say about the humble potato salad, but yes, it does need just the right potato, (an unpeeled Jersey Royal thank you), and a great dressing, not to mention walnuts, spring onions, and gerkhin…

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Sea trout with asparagus, potatoes and seaweed

At The Ledbury which is still one of the best lunches to be had in West London. Even nicer with pleasant conversation with a business associate who ends up paying.

Greg, My ‘glamping’ foodie buddy

I first met Greg Todd on a sheep field in the Brecon Beacons back in July 2006.
A group of us went to ‘Glamp’ (glamorous camping) and it was such a blast, that I’ve been back a good 4-5 times. Greg is the master chef at these events. He unpacks a virtual kitchen, complete with a fantastic modified paella dish that sits in his webber . In this dish he has been known to create seafood paellas. He also has a South African poike pot, which is a cast iron cauldron on legs that can sit in the fire. Massive stews and risottos are thus conjured. Camping creates an insatiable appetite for no real reason that I can figure other than a lot of fresh air, so Greg is the ultimate buddy. We all want to help, but somehow our efforts pale in comparison to Greg’s. See below for a step by step on the webber. Read more…

salad nicoise at the bibendum oyster bar

A few years ago I met my sweetheart (and co-creator of this blog) at the Bibendum Oyster Bar. Good memories.