Dinner at Frenchie

Dinner at Frenchie

Since it’s opening, Frenchie Covent Garden has been one of my favourite places in London. It’s set lunch is one of the best, and best value, menus on offer in London. Frenchie is the London out post of Greg Marchand’s Paris based restaurant Frenchie, where it’s had a huge impact on the city’s food culture…

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A classic risotto, and one that I have spent years trying to perfect and replicate having tracked the worlds best one to Mosimann’s dining club in Knightsbridge. The key is to cook the rice so that it still has a slight bite to it and to keep stirring the rice to release the starch and…

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, is a comprehensive look at the artistic creations and expressions of Humanity throughout its history (or over its 8000 year history and God’s funny joke of planting archeological items that seem older than the world, if you’re a creationist). Ten years after it was first published, Phaidon are re-releasing 30,000 Years…

Where Bartenders Drink

Where Bartenders Drink

After the success of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ came ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ and now Phaidon has come out with ‘Where Bartenders Drink’. Though thinner than its series companions, if this lime green compendium is anything like its series predecessors, it will be indispensible. Some 225 experts have shared 700 bars across sixty countries, covering venues…

Unexpected Fluids

Unexpected Fluids

From BBC Radio 1 comes the podcast we all need to brighten our day. Hosted by Riyadh Khalaf of YouTube and BBC Three fame, and Alix Fox an award winning writer, broadcaster and sex educator, Unexpected Fluids is a light hearted exploration of all those sexual quirks, fetishes and failures we’ve all had whether gay…