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Duddell’s London Restaurant Review | Cantonese near The Shard | National Dish

Duddell’s London Restaurant Review | Cantonese near The Shard | National Dish

In my search for finding somewhere new to eat and review, in what seems to be an endless supply of new openings in the captial, I fell upon Duddell’s London, a high end Cantonese restaurant. Location is often everything, but London of course dismisses that […]

This is the best yogurt dip ever | Middle East and North Africa | National Dish Recipe

This is the best yogurt dip ever | Middle East and North Africa | National Dish Recipe

I was cooking up some Moroccan Lamb the other day and wanted the best yogurt dip ever to go with all the flatbread and spice action. This isn’t from Morocco, but who cares, it’s amazing – I’d say it was Middle Eastern, leaning toward Israel. […]

Have an indoor fruit BBQ for the kids | National Dish Fun Recipe

Have an indoor fruit BBQ for the kids | National Dish Fun Recipe

It’s getting cold, although you could be reading this when it’s warm, doesn’t matter, this recipe is well fun. The kids and their buddies will love you for this, plus it will get them eating more fruit. It’s really easy. By the way, you need […]

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie Cheltenham Restaurant Review | What’s it really like? | National Dish

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie Cheltenham Restaurant Review | What’s it really like? | National Dish

Before we get in to the detail of The Ivy Cheltenham, or to give its full name The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham, what do you know about The Ivy? I mean the actual The Ivy in Covent Garden, Soho, London. It’s famous for being […]

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 […]