Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 2

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Chocolatier Shelly Preston and Ganache in the making

Continuing on with Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire, a visit wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself into a course from award-winning cookery school, The School of Artisan Food. The courses range from taster to professional and cover: baking, cheesemaking and butchery amongst others. I took part in a Chocolate Making course with a very fabulous chocolatier who knows her beans, Shelly Preston. Continue reading

Beehive Place Kitchen and Bar, Brixton

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Brixton Beehive Club

There’s a buzz in an old Victorian hay loft in Brixton, and it’s coming from new restaurant pop up, Beehive Place Kitchen and Bar. I fondly remember the loft’s previous incarnation, as the dark and atmospheric Brixtonian, where back in the day many a night was spent sipping (downing) cocktails and dancing the night away. Continue reading

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 1

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Sherwood Pines

In the home of the legend Robin Hood, I took my merry self on a Segway Tour, dined at two fine restaurants, spent a day chocolate-making, visited the Festival of Food and Drink and slept in luxury lodgings at Sherwood Hideaway. So, if you fancy a weekend break to Nottinghamshire and you’re looking for things to do and eat, here are some suggestions: Continue reading

Taste of London Winter 2014 Highlights

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Taste of London Winter opened last night in Tobacco Dock – it’s the perfect setting with all its nooks, crannies and lots of festive touches. There’s so much to see and taste, that I’ll only mention my highlights and leave the rest for you to explore. You’ve got two more days to get there, ends Sunday 23rd November. Continue reading

Kanada-ya Ramen Bar

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Moyashi Ramen

Steamy Windows

It’s 7pm on a Thurdsay and I’m queuing outside one of the latest Japanese ramen restaurants on the scene, Kanada-ya, with Nina from Have You Heard Of It. We peer through steamy windows to see mostly Asian diners – a good sign - packed into a titchy but well designed room. The queue is bearable and a bench to perch your butt on help ease the wait. Fifteen minutes later and we’re in. Continue reading