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How do you make Plum Gin? | English Plum Gin | National Dish of England

How do you make Plum Gin? | English Plum Gin | National Dish of England

The time of year is late August and my two Plum tree varieties – Mirebelle and Victoria are ready to harvest. I could make Jam but that means eating bread and that ain’t gonna happen. So I’m making Gin! How do you make Plum Gin? […]

How do you cook Poussin? | Corn fed spatchcock Poussin with fennel | National Dish Recipe

How do you cook Poussin? | Corn fed spatchcock Poussin with fennel | National Dish Recipe

  Poussin is a french word used exactly the same in English, which does not necessarily make this a french dish, so I have credited both countries. But – how do you cook Poussin? Also known as Spring Chicken, Poussin basically means ‘young chicken’, which […]

What is it like at The Ivy Cheltenham? | National Dish Preview

What is it like at The Ivy Cheltenham? | National Dish Preview

This is a preview of their pre-open event. You can now read the full review here. I had the pleasure of being invited to the pre-opening night at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham, to get a look around the day before the action started. On […]

Sweet and Sour Chilli Mango Chicken | National Dish Recipe from South East Asia…maybe

Sweet and Sour Chilli Mango Chicken | National Dish Recipe from South East Asia…maybe

– we’re not 100% sure where this dish might originate. I accidentally made it up, but that’s not to say it doesn’t exist. So in actual fact this could be a South East Asian ‘influenced’ English dish – Changlo food! You saw it here first. […]

What’s it like to eat at Orford Flat Iron Norwich Steak House? | Restaurant Review | National Dish

What’s it like to eat at Orford Flat Iron Norwich Steak House? | Restaurant Review | National Dish

Orford Flat Iron Norwich is a steak restaurant that opened in September 2017. This review was written in November from an early Tuesday evening visit. Why am I providing such mundane information up front? Because this is gonna hurt…and I feel bad about it! I […]

It’s come down to the wire | Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet Diary Post 3

It’s come down to the wire | Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet Diary Post 3

I’ve joined three DietBet games to run simultaneously for my first foray into gambling on myself to lose weight – 4% in 4 weeks. I bet $100 each on two games and $35 on the other. I felt that joining multiple games at the same […]

What’s it like to eat at Rambla Covent Garden Soho London | National Dish Restaurant Review

What’s it like to eat at Rambla Covent Garden Soho London | National Dish Restaurant Review

I’m in London and fancied something new, as in recently opened. I found Rambla, Covent Garden in Soho – a Catalan Tapas restaurant. Victor Garvey, owner and chef, was in the kitchen that evening, a Wednesday evening – so I’m hopeful that the food was […]

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 2

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 2

This is the second of two posts for my DietBet Diary – click here for DietBet Diary 1 Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? I have and it’s going… I am now 2 weeks in to my bet and things are going well, […]

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 1

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 1

This is the first of two posts for my DietBet Diary – click here for DietBet Diary 2 How much would you gamble on yourself to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks? That’s what I am about to find out. I’ve invested, […]

What’s it like at The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham? | National Dish Restaurant Review

What’s it like at The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham? | National Dish Restaurant Review

The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham has been open for nearly year, celebrating it’s first birthday this Christmas, but is it still any good – that’s assuming it once was? I didn’t go ‘The Sauce’ when it first opened, everyone was talking about it – which […]