Monthly Archives: October 2010

Italy Part III – Taking on a Bistecca alla Fiorentina

No visit to Greve-in-Chianti is complete without a visit to the famous Antica Macelleria Falorni. An 8th generation butcher, the store today stocks Chianina beef, Cinta Senese pork, chingali and other Tuscan delights over 4 shop fronts in the towns … Continue reading

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Italy Part II – To market, to market

Eat, Pray, Love. Actually forget the prayers, we only ever holiday to eat. Over the course of our Italian getaway we found ourselves seeking out markets, festivals and food fairs just for the opportunity to sample various regional cuisine. In … Continue reading

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Italy Part I – the quest for offal…

Offal. A word that will either make you cringe in horror or weaken you at the knees in hunger. Many people will ooh ahh over foie gras or liver pate yet strangely cannot stomach the though of eating stomach, cartlidge, … Continue reading

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Assa – Cheap and cheerful korean

It was rainy, we were cold (and on a budget) and starving… Just behind Tottenham Court Road is Giles High Street, an unassuming row of cafes and 4 Korean restaurants. Today we were to try Assa, one of the busiest … Continue reading

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Potato gnocchi with a sage burnt butter sauce

With the cold settling in and an upcoming trip to Italy next week, Sam and I have been craving Italian food. Gnocchi is something that is so simple, yet I am so scared that I won’t get it right. A … Continue reading

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Sunday brunch @ Caravan, Exmouth Market

Having lived in Angel Islington for almost 2 years it’s amazing how little I dine at the restaurants in Exmouth Market. Caravan is one of these restaurants, renowned for not only their brunch but their ability to pull a decent … Continue reading

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