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…

A Weekend on Skye

A Weekend on Skye

The drive to Skye is one of the most amazing in the UK. After a summer rain shower, the vibrancy of the surroundings is majestic, especially in Glencoe. A word of warning though. If you’re taking the ferry to Skye, you need to book in advance – something we only discovered upon arrival and, with…

Dining in Turin

Dining in Turin

When one thinks of Italy it is the traditional image that comes to mind, the one with beautiful romantically crumbling Renaissance buildings, churches, Roman ruins and large family lunches in the bright sun around a table laden with food. You can almost smell that balmy air and taste that whole grilled fish, roasted suckling pig,…