Eat well - travel often

Month: November 2014

Mexico – Live It To Believe It!

Mexico – Live It To Believe It!

MEXICO Live It To Believe It!! At the beginning of November I attended the World Travel Market, held at the Excel in East London. This was the first year I attended this travel trade extravaganza and I was not really prepared for the enormity of […]

Comté – Perfect Cheese for any Cheeseboard or Meal

Comté – Perfect Cheese for any Cheeseboard or Meal

Recently I  was invited to discover Comté cheese. I was invited to cook with Comté cheese and with chef Laura Pope recently at a Central London cooking school. The plan of action for the day was to make three recipes, all using Comté cheese, and […]

Book Review – My Relationship With Food – Lisa Roukin

Book Review – My Relationship With Food – Lisa Roukin

Towards the end of last year I was invited to the launch of the book ‘My Relationship with Food’ by Lisa Roukin (chef and teacher) and was given a copy of the book to review. I was early to the event and was privileged to […]

Look, Touch Taste – the latest in salt and pepper grinders.

Look, Touch Taste – the latest in salt and pepper grinders.

Look, Touch Taste –finum salt & pepper grinder A pet hate of mine is having a salt and or pepper grinder in the cupboard or on the side and when you pick it up to use it, it leaves behind some of the spice! The […]

Soup time! Number 1 tip for surviving winter

Soup time! Number 1 tip for surviving winter

I do love making soup and if I can make one that cost a few pence per serving I am even happier! The other day in the supermarket I got two beef rib bones loaded with meat and a good deal of thick, yellow fat […]

Hats Off to Benito’s Hat – A Festive Evening at Benito’s Hat

Hats Off to Benito’s Hat – A Festive Evening at Benito’s Hat

A few weeks ago I walked past a branch of Benito’s Hat, a small (but expanding) chain of six Mexican restaurants and thought to myself; “I must try them out one of these days”.  Three days later I got invited to review their new Mix-n-Match […]

Have a Snuggly Christmas & Snuggle Up at The Snug Bar

Have a Snuggly Christmas & Snuggle Up at The Snug Bar

The Snug Bar group (my nearest is St Albans but we visited the one in Hitchin for the menu launch) are offering a fun, simple and impressive Christmas Menu this year. Mr R and I were invited to try out some of the Christmas menu […]

The Parma Ham Specialist Programme Awards

The Parma Ham Specialist Programme Awards

I was a guest of The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma for an evening of celebration when Terroni & Son’s, London’s oldest delicatessen hosted the Parma Ham Specialist programme 2013 and they were awarded the ‘Crown Anniversary Slicer’ in celebration of their dedication of Parma […]

Big Cup Little Cup – Online coffe and a great discount!

Big Cup Little Cup – Online coffe and a great discount!

I have recently written about CafePod, the little coffee pods that are compatible with my Nespresso coffee machine. This week they sent me some coffee from their online sister company called Big Cup Little Cup. Big Cup Little Cup are offering an online service for […]

Restaurant Review – 21 Covent Garden

Restaurant Review – 21 Covent Garden

Earlier this year, on my birthday, Mr R and I went to Covent Garden and reviewed a fab upstairs bar called The Print Room.  Downstairs in the restaurant called 21 Covent Garden they serve authentic Italian food and delicious cocktails. I was asked to pop […]

Win Tickets to the Foodies Festival Christmas

Win Tickets to the Foodies Festival Christmas

Win two tickets to the Foodies Festival Christmas the 28th, 29th and 30th November 2014 at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1. You will find loads of Christmassy fun for all the family such as:- -Michelin star and top chefs cooking live-Drink masterclasses […]

Perfect Gift – Etheringtons Butchery Academy

Perfect Gift – Etheringtons Butchery Academy

I was asked if I would like to attend and review a day course at The Etheringtons Butchery Academy in Cornwall.  Great idea but how about Mr R does the course and I take the photos and write the blog!  Great was the response and […]