A Gents Guide to Travel Attire

A Gents Guide to Travel Attire

Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to travel with a variety of different people covering a range of ages and generational norms. These insights have put me on a bit of a personal quest. Whilst we Brits aren’t currently held in high esteem for of travel dress, it seems that once upon at time we had…

London's Best Wine Bars

London's Best Wine Bars

Depending on one’s definition, there are anywhere between 3500 to 4000 pubs and bars within the Greater London area. Over the last few years most of discussion has been focused on how many have shut or been bought out in the last decade and what a great tragedy it is that London’s pub-scene is disappearing.…

Oxo Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Brasserie

Originally published November 2017 (some alterations for clarity have been made) When it comes to dining locations, it’s pretty hard to beat the Oxo Tower with its dining balcony, double height picture postcard windows and views along the river from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge taking in St. Paul’s and The City. Both…

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest…

Harry’s Bar Paris

Harry’s Bar Paris

For years friends of mine who regularly travel to Paris for work (one an American) have talked of Harry’s New York Bar being their favourite of all the Harry’s. At no point had they really told me anything of the place other than it’s location and it being a great bar. When we arrived we…

Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine

Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine

Ham hock terrine is a classic. Easier to make than it looks, it is hugely versatile and perfect for a starter, light meal, or picnic. It’s also a very adaptable recipe; you could use rabbit, or smoked chicken, different herbs, add vegetables, or even go full vegetarian with it. As long as the main ingredients…