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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, […]

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Advent with Niederegger

In countless numbers of homes eager little fingers at the beginning of December will have started opening the doors or windows on Advent calendars to see what lies behind them. Will they reveal a picture, a gift or maybe something edible – and perhaps chocolatey? Advent calendars Whilst the period of Advent has been commemorated […]

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Wild and Game Pâtés

Wild and Game’s aim is to turn the UK into a nation of game lovers. We already are, but game pâtés were a new taste experience for us. We loved them. Along with a wide range of products made from this low in fat, high in protein meat are now super tasty pâtés – Grouse, […]

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Turci Seasoning Sprays

We like to grow our own herbs so we can use them fresh in the kitchen. Dried herbs have never done it for us, and whilst we do freeze excess crops, freezing them isn’t necessarily the answer either. With winter coming on and our herbs, like basil, having fallen victim to slugs and frosts , […]

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Niederegger Marzipan

Marzipan has something of a Marmite-like effect on people – they either love it or hate it. I love it, whereas my brother, who is not a fan, delighted me as a child because he would trim the marzipan off his cake and if I was lucky give it to me. Heaven. Then I grew […]

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Paramount Lebanese Kitchen – Gloucester Road, Paddington and Brixton

Paramount Fine Foods for has made a name for itself in Canada, the USA and the Middle East with its Paramount Lebanese Kitchen restaurants. It has now opened three restaurants in London. We called in at the Paramount Lebanese Kitchen just a few yards from Gloucester Road tube station – the others are in Paddington […]