Monthly Archives: April 2014

Every city should have one

The Market Restaurant and Cookery School, Hoi An, Vietnam For foodie travellers, the contrast between what we see in the market and what appears on our plate when we visit a restaurant can be poignant and frustrating, especially if we … Continue reading

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A pair of restaurants in Paris and London Apart from the food, what do we most value in a restaurant? Bustle and a bit of a performance, what the Irish call the craic, as well as a feeling of being … Continue reading

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Wild garlic pesto, peas and pappardelle

Don’t leave it another day – wild garlic coarsens when the flowers bloom. Use it to make pesto your usual way, substituting wild garlic and parsley for basil in the ratio 60:40. You’ll be surprised how pungent it is and … Continue reading

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April in Paris – a picnic on the Promenade Plantée

The long weekend begins chilly and grey but Saturday morning brings blue skies.  First stop is Rue Cler with its enticing food shops, to buy a picnic. We take a trip on the scenic Metro line 4 that swoops across … Continue reading

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