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The Fat Duck, Bray

Our reservation for lunch at one of the world's best restaurants by one of the most crazy, forward thinking and innovative chef's of modern...
la defense christmas market 2018 paris

La Defense Christmas Market 2018

Somewhere under that big hovering square arc sits a Christmas market that seems to increase in size each year. This is La Defense Christmas...
Sirimiri, San Sebastian

Sirimiri, San Sebastian

On our first trip to San Sebastian, we found the most modern pintxos in the entire city - by complete accident. An unassuming hole-in-the-wall...
Chocolate Parfait with Caramel and Raspberry Popcorn

Chocolate Parfait with Caramel and Raspberry Popcorn Recipe

  Recently, a company by the name of Popcorn Shed kindly sent me a package. This package contained various...
Spanish Chicken

Spanish Chicken

Chorizo, chicken and potatoes are staples of the Spanish diet. This Spanish chicken recipe brings them all together in one pot making for an...
Yee Kwan Sticky Toffee Pudding Chocolate Miso Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Chocolate Miso Ice Cream Recipe

There is something about sweet and salty desserts that is just heavenly. The Yee Kwan ice cream range includes some sublime flavours...
Spaghetti Sorrentina

Spaghetti Sorrentina

A quick and easy pasta dish hailing from the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Fresh pasta makes this dish just...
Venison with Chocolate Sauce

Venison with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range...
La Vina, San Sebastian

La Vina, San Sebastian

Rumour has it, there is a place on the Kalea 31 de Agosto that has shelves full of freshly baked cheesecake. As...
Linguine with scallops and verjus

Linguine with scallops and verjus

Inspiration for this dish came from the fantastic French Ragout of Seafood, a pasta dish containing the likes of prawns, mussels, scallops and squid....
Foie Gras, Roasted Carrots and Scallops with a sweet wine butter sauce

Foie Gras, Roasted Carrots and Scallops with a sweet wine butter sauce

I saw this dish in its original form in Pierre Koffmann’s book from his days at La Tante Claire, a famous three Michelin star...
Trofie Pasta with Genovese Pesto

Trofie Pasta and Genovese Pesto

This takes me back to my time in Liguria, Italy. In particular the city of Genoa, famous of course for it’s vibrant green pesto....