How to order a kebab

Knowing how to order a kebab sounds like something that should be easy. You decide what you want, you ask for it. Simple. Apparently not. I went to buy a kebab the other night. It had been a rather boozy evening and I hadn’t had time for dinner. Kebab shops are funny places. They are the…

A Food Adventure – Double Pie Dinner with a side of Jellied Eel

Another day, another eating adventure. Ordinarily, I would think that a soft pie with gummy mash covered in a radio-active green parsley sauce with a side of jellied eels sounded unappealing. This time though, the little elderly lady that was serving it too me was so adorable, (in a tough East London sort of way) that…

Postcards from Oslo – Part 2

Saturday 12.30pm – Egget Kafe – Address: Kirkegårdsgata 7A, 0558 Oslo, Norway Brunch. We picked this place because we googled ‘nice cafes in Oslo near me’ and this was one of the first that came up. they didn’t have an English menu (a good sign sometimes) so we had the very patient waitress translate for us….

Postcards from Oslo – Part 1

Friday – 11:00am – Joker Supermarket The pastry was spectacular. I bough it from a ‘Joker’ which is a Norwegian supermarket chain. It was the only one of it’s kind and it sat on the shelf yelling my name. The coffee was terrible. It was bought from the self service machine and was burnt. It…

Tom George, Mark Dobbie, Andy Oliver – Som Saa

It’s midday on a lovely sunny Sunday and I am sitting in a booth at a stylishly rustic wood table surrounded by a jungle’s worth of foliage. Sipping on a tiny ceramic cup of decidedly fancy tea, I could squint and pretend that I am holidaying at some luxurious Thai island resort. In reality, I…

Doug Grigg – Head Chef – Rumpus Cosy

I first came across Doug trawling through food blogs for some interesting recipes and dishes. His blog stood out to me because I found the presentation of his food so colourful, beautiful and well balanced. I can’t wait to try his focaccia recipe that he recently posted, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I…

Wahaca – Cheap and cheerful comfort food

Wahaca is my idea of ‘comfort food’. I go there often with my friends when we are in the mood for a chilled out cheap and cheerful. We always know what we want, can order without referencing the menu and then have a jolly good time catching up with the knowledge that what will land in…

The Swan Inn – Lower Inkpen

I have a friend that runs a walking club. Every few weeks she picks a walk from her special ‘Ramblers book’ and off we go. There’s fantastic scenery, we’re getting fit and breathing fresh country air. Sometimes there are cows and ponies and baby lambs (the lambs are confusing, we see them and they make us…

Five Guys – A heart attack in a burger

Thursday night last week was rather a big one. I went to a party at the Barbican. It was a work do. The wine was flowing, and there were canapes going around, just not quite enough to soak up the alcohol. It was a very boozy affair. The next day I got in to work…

Brewhouse and Kitchen – Pie, mash, and a well lost pub quiz

Last night I went with some friends to the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Islington. In truth we were actually there for their Monday night pub quiz. We had been threatening each other with it for the last few months and had finally decided to bite the bullet and put our general knowledge to the test….

Black Axe Mangal

Are you the sort of person that wants to eat delicious food and rock out at the same time? If so, then B.A.M is the place for you. A few days after I’d posted about my birthday dinner at Tredwell’s I received a text from my friend. “Rare indeed!” it read “Fancy a trip to Black…