Wild Garlic (Gypsy’s Onions [Ireland]) and many other names

La Mucca della Nonna - an Italian restaurant love story

Post-Cooking in a Post-Truth World

We have entered an Orwellian post truth era where facts and figures are irrelevant and this zeitgeist has taken over my cooking and lifestyle.

Enoteca Pippo - Phil’s Butty Shop

With Brexit dominating the national discussion I suppose we are all wondering a bit about our national and regional differences.

Octopus, how do I love thee ?.....

....let me count the ways (with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning), in ascending order like Top of The Po(l)ps;

The end of Sp-Agretti?

Whilst mooching around on Saturday morning I was alerted that Saturday Kitchen had, with an octopus recipe, probably struck the death knell of my latest favourite ingredient.

Little apple of my eye – the Manzanilla olive (or there's something about Mary)

Experiment in Italian Americana [can you beat a Gaeta]

“I wish they had never invented fried cheese!” exclaimed Marge Simpson…

Are you Puglia(ing) my leg ? Italy's best food region ?

SIRHA Lyon 2015 - The Greatest Show on Earth (or a tale of two sittings)

I have recently returned from the World Hospitality & Foodservice Fair which not only benefits from being in Lyon (global pork mecca) but also has the Bocuse D’Or attached. It’s a feast of gastronomy, and also hosts the world chocolate carving


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