Trafalagar Tavern: A lovely historic pub on the banks of the Thames

The Trafalgar Tavern_Salmon
Salmon and Beetroot Salad

London on a whole has a pretty good transportation network. One mode of transport I hadn’t got round to using was the Thames River Cruise. However, a few weeks ago I got the opportunity to travel on one. Continue reading

Recipe: Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

turkish-style eggs

Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

Psst! I know where you can get free food. You can find it in most woodlands and riverbanks around the UK at this time of year. Can you guess what it is? Wild garlic. Wild garlic belongs to the chive family and has a soft garlicky taste and you can eat both its leaves and flowers. It’s easy to identify and ripe for the picking – go forage for some. Continue reading

A Steak Masterclass with The Meat Elite

The Meat Elite Butcher

The Butcher

When it comes to eating steak I tend to stick to the classic cuts and will often choose a sirloin over anything else, even a prime fillet. However, I was introduced to a delicious cut called the Picanha on a trip to Argentina (well known for their love of steak) and Brazil many years ago. And it’s great to see this South American favourite slowly infiltrating the British market along with a rising trend for other cuts such as Flat Iron, Hanger, Denver and Bone-in Sirloin. Continue reading

Create your own pizza at PizzaBuzz, Shoreditch

pizzabuzz pizza

Mat’s Firezilla Pizza

By contributor Mathew Lea.

PizzaBuzz is a new restaurant in Shoreditch which offers customers the chance to create their own, fully customised wood fired pizza. From reading PizzaBuzz’s website, you might be led into thinking that you actually get to create your own pizza, well, you’d be wrong. PizzaBuzz lets you customise almost every aspect of your pizza, but it is made by staff behind the counter which makes sense for obvious hygiene reasons. Continue reading

A Cadbury’s Creme Egg Baking Masterclass with Martha Collison (from GBBO)

Cadburys creme egg Martha Collinson

Martha Collison at The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe 

By contributor Mathew Lea.

The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe was a pop up cafe which ran until the 6th March and as the name suggests, it was Creme Egg crazy. Customers could choose from Creme Egg rocky roads, Creme Egg millionaires shortbread, Creme Egg toasted sandwiches (yum) and of course, plain old Creme Eggs. Needless to say, if you like Creme Eggs, this was definitely the place for you. Continue reading