Category Archives: Opinion

Modern Brick Lane: Modern Britain

I’ve read the eponymous Monica Ali novel and I had an impression of Brick Lane by reputation but I’d never actually visited. My recent visit was a real eye-opener of modern London and what a wonderfully vibrant and exciting place … Continue reading

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Difference as defined by meringue

There’s nothing like a holiday to make you think about where you live. I recently visited the Languedoc region of France stopping in a gite. I’ve realised that what I enjoy about France in general is the nothingness of it: … Continue reading

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Let them have #GBBO on Channel 4!

This week there has been a furore over the sell-out of Great British Bakeoff by the production company to Channel 4. For those who don’t live in the UK, GBBO has become a feel-good TV show where everyone’s nan, uncle, … Continue reading

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In search of the truly great pizza

On our Tamariu holiday there is plenty of tapas and seafood to try but, like virtually everywhere, there are also pizza and pasta restaurants. I suggest that there is so little to go wrong in cooking either that they are … Continue reading

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Impulse food – Ploughman’s lunch

There are some eating experiences which just make you wonder why you don’t have them more often. Often quoted in this respect are cornflakes – when was the last time you just had cornflakes… No red berries, no chocolate, sugar … Continue reading

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Tartiflette – developing the cheese and potato theme

After this week’s experiment with Bajan Sweet Potato, I’m continuing the potato theme in this blog – specifically Tartiflette. This dish brings together the classic cheese and potato combination in a very French way. Last year we visited Clermont-Ferrand and … Continue reading

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Eating as a tribe: communal eating

  On the lovely Caribbean island of Barbados the tourists flock every Friday night to Oistins fish fry. The fish comes off the boats into the fish market and straight on to the assembled grills to be served up into … Continue reading

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“Fussy eating” is just a missed opportunity

There is something very sad about a “fussy” eater. I’m not talking about allergies, ailments or even phobias which blight meal times for some people nor the firmly held beliefs of vegetarians or any other -arians. This blog is about … Continue reading

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The restaurant pet hates of Mr Tolerant

I think I’m a fairly tolerant person (although I can hear Mrs Miller sniggering as she reads this over my shoulder). I accept people make mistakes and that there is a matter of preference which can make me dislike perfectly … Continue reading

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Hoppin’ John and Yorkshire pudding…not so far apart

I recently read an article by Robert Moss on Seriouseats where he discussed the challenges with making a New Year American favourite – Hoppin’ John. I’ll confess that, as a Briton, I’ve never tasted it and had no idea what … Continue reading

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