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I am a Filipino – and this is how we cook

Whilst I have eaten Filipino food from time to time and very much enjoyed the flavour and texture combinations, I have never ventured into the realms of cooking it, or to be honest even thinking about cooking it. Things are about to change however, thanks to ‘I am a Filipino – and this is how […]

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Secret London – Unusual Bars & Restaurants

Secret London, or to give it its full title ‘Secret London – Unusual Bars & Restaurants’, is a delightfully lively guide to places in London offering food and drink – most of them in highly unusual and quirky venues. Over 140 venues listed We are ashamed to say that having lived in London for many […]

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Estela

There is no getting away from it: New York is a wonderful town – always a pleasure to pay it a visit. And now we are even more determined to make a return. We are desperate to eat at Estela. Estela, a restaurant… Estela is the name of the bistro-style restaurant– one flight up overlooking […]

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Running Free

By his own admission in his latest book ‘Running Free’ Sir Robin Knox-Johnson owns to ‘a life that has not always been easy but has usually been interesting’. For somebody who has sailed single-handedly round the world; competed in the Velux 5 Oceans Challenge; mountaineered with Sir Chris Bonnington; and trekked through the Arctic with […]

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Let’s Eat France!

Let’s Eat France! by Francoise-Regis Gaudry (a French food critic, journalist, tv and radio food show host) and Friends, hit the French book shops in 2017, luckily for we Francophiles the English translation has now landed on our book shelves. A potpourri of contents It weighs a ton, well to be more accurate, just over […]

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Etxebarri

Etxebarri is a fascinating book. It is neither a cookery book, nor a travel book with recipes, yet it covers both of those categories. It is the story of a restaurant, Etxebarri to be precise, and of its creator, Bittor Arginzoniz. And it is a story about fire and grills, and one man’s passion for […]