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Mouth numbing goodness – No 10 Sichuan, Earls Court

With restaurants such as Bar Shu, Empress of Sichuan and Chilli Cool ramping up a strong following amongst London bloggers, it seems like Sichuan food is well aligned to be the next ‘big’ cuisine. Having lived in the south-west of … Continue reading

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‘Farewell Islington’ dinner at The Albion

One final household meal before we leave Islington and in our minds, there was no other place more suitable for this occasion. To me, The Albion in Islington is the quintessential modern Islington pub, masterfully combining a beautiful location, great … Continue reading

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Teatro del Sale, Florence

We were promised an Italian buffet and show and boy did we get it. Not three hours after we landed in Florence, we walked into what would turn out to be a highlight of our holiday. Fabio Picchi has built a reputation … Continue reading

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Dumplings Legend, Chinatown

Food gems in London’s Chinatown are few and far between. There are probably about half a dozen or so places that I do dine at, generally only frequenting each place for a particular dish. So when I heard news that … Continue reading

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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 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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