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A Bustronomic taste of London

The instructions were precise. Please be at Coach Bay 40B on the Victoria Embankment 15 minutes before the departure time of 12.15. To allow contingency time for delayed trains, etc Clare and I agreed to get there well ahead of time. We were; and consequently were there in time to watch, as almost to the […]

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Wild and Game Sausages

In spite of some wild and wet weather this year we are still hoping to enjoy some al fresco meals, including barbeques. Waiting in our freezer in readiness are some sausages: and rather special sausages at that; game sausages – namely Pheasant and Pear and Grouse and Wild Boar. Great for a bbq or the […]

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Džiugas cheese

We are a cheese loving family but Džiugas cheese, in spite of a visit to Lithuania, was new to us. Džiugas cheese does indeed come from Lithuania; made from milk produced by cows that have grazed on grass in a national park. A cheese with a legend There is a legend associated with the cheese. It […]

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Wild and Game Layered Pies

We had enjoyed Wild and Game pâtés so much that, come last December, we decided to place a bulk online order for more, plus some other interesting looking goodies from the company, so as to stock up the freezer for Christmas and to last into the new year. With family off elsewhere and not being […]

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The Extraordinary Italian Taste

The Italians take food and cooking very seriously; hardly surprisingly Italian cuisine is renowned world-wide. What could be more welcoming and comforting than a perfectly cooked risotto with its layers of subtle flavours, or a simple bowl of pasta with a rich tomato sauce; an oozing Mozzarella; slices of succulent Parma Ham; or tangy salami […]

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Great to see that Knightsbridge’s magnificent hotel the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is now fully back in operation following the fire earlier this year. Bar Boulud The renowned Bar Boulud burgers are back, with new Executive Chef, John Barber, at the helm of this excellent and stylish bistro. Enjoy one of Daniel Boulud’s signature burgers, […]