I’ve just drunk a bottle of red wine (well, in truth, two bottles, well actually three – but they’re only little) on my British Airways flight to Dubai – The front of the bottle informed me that it was a “Specially Selected” Tempranillo Syrah in which: A complex and expressive bouquet combines ripe red fruit… Continue reading Wine Critics
It is always a good test of a kitchen to see how it performs when the Head Chef decides it’s time for a holiday. Where better to do this than at one of our favourite restaurants the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse – and so we did! Putting our trust in Chefs Jack and Drew… Continue reading When The Chef’s Away……
I find myself writing again about the Straight + Narrow restaurant in Limehouse… well, it is on my way home from the train station and it is all too easy to siddle in with my pathetic excuse “I’m too tired to cook myself”! Rather than a complete review of my meal, I just had to… Continue reading A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London
I don’t care what age you are, it is always magical and very exciting when you get a double-yolked egg…. As it happens this was the third double-yolker out of the same box of six eggs. There must be something in the air in Northern Ireland to create such clever and industrious hens!
Okay, it’s time for my second rant! Steak Knives…. What the heck is the point of steak knives? I am sick and tired of ordering a steak and then being handed a different knife that resembles something that might once have been owned by that famous frontiersman, Jim Bowie. A knife which, if I carried… Continue reading Steak Knives – What’s the point?
So, my name is Philip Martin and I love food. I love it to the extent that I now want to write about food and share my experiences with any who would care to share those experiences with me. I’m almost 60 years old now and have a little more time on my hands to… Continue reading About Me…..
MUSHY PEAS – A RANT Few things make me more mad than when I order mushy peas and am provided with crushed garden peas (made worse when flavoured with mint). Arrrgghhhhhh – I really want to storm a kitchen when this happens! Mushy peas should be made with dried marrowfat peas that have been soaked… Continue reading When are Mushy Peas NOT Mushy Peas?