All it needed was the smell of a French cigarette

Chez Chantal, 220 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1UU This was a find, a really good French cafe in north London. The coffee was excellent, as were the wonderful French pastries on display. My baguette (freshly baked on the premises) was filled with pate de compagne and cornichons and transported me back to […]

Nice decor, shame about the service

Route 303 American diner, on the A303 near Honiton, Devon In a previous lifetime, Route 303 used to be a pretty good roadside caff, a welcome breakfast stop on the way to Cornwall. Now it’s an American diner. Great decor; an old Harley takes pride of place in the centre of the restaurant, rock posters […]

Eurovision Eurosnacks

If you’re going to be inviting your mates round for a Eurovision Song Contest party, why not theme it with the appropriate snacks? Here are some recipe ideas for Eurosnacks from the BBC website:

Unexpected conversation of the day.

 Me: Beans on toast, please. Girl serving in cafe: Eat in or takeaway?

Food on Film 2012 – Scottish Highlands

2nd – 5th Feb 2012, various venues in Kingussie, Scottish Highlands This is brilliant – a celebration of food with celeb chefs, short films, documentaries and features. Kingussie Food on Film is a community group based in the Scottish Highlands and they love watching films about food, making films about food, and they love their food, too. […]