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…

Food Crimes - Bananas

Food Crimes - Bananas

In this, the second in the series, of food crimes, banana dishes of the 1950s take centre stage. The first article on jelly and jelly set salads is here. So back in the 1950/60s my grandfather was a pilot for BOAC (BA these days). As was then typical by nature of the job, he’d go…

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

If Quo Vadis is one thing, it is the Grand Dame of Soho. Marked out on Dean Street by a giant art deco neon sign down the side of the building, it was founded in 1926 in its current venue, which had served as a brothel and the home of Karl Marx where he began…

Fortnum & Mason: The London Grocer

Fortnum & Mason: The London Grocer

Every department store going has at least one place for it’s weary customers to rest their aching bodies. For some it’s just a matter of providing a café or two, a self-service restaurant or even a sit down waiter service arrangement. The best of the best department stores have food halls that serve food via…

Korean in London

Korean in London

When discussing Korean food with your peers, your mileage is likely to vary. South Korea itself is seldom at the top of the gap year travel list and is more likely known as the birthplace of Samsung and LG. Few will link Korea with its food, but those who do will likely do so with…