Monthly Archives: February 2012

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

My mum, and grandma before that, have always been cooking pasta in salted water, but why? None could give me an answer other than “that’s what my mum used to do”. Have you ever wondered? If you do ask yourself … Continue reading

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Bistro Ortolan

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A great place for a celebration! Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Service: 7/10 Value for Money: 8/10 Bistro Ortolan recently moved to bustling Kings Cross. The new premises have been nicely renovated and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I … Continue reading

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Plum Tart – Alsatian Tarte aux Quetsches

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This is one of the constants of my childhood. In Alsace, where I grew up, questches or damson plums are very abundant at the end of summer. Damson plums are quite tart and mainly used to make jams, tarts and … Continue reading

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Sepia

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For a very special occasion! Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 9/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Service: 9/10 Value for Money: 8/10 I had a wonderful evening at Sepia. It was the best dining experience I’ve had in a while and I can only approve … Continue reading

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John Dory in Goat Cheese, Tomato & Rosemary Sauce

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My mum found a variant of this recipe in a French magazine years ago and I have always been a huge fan. The original one was slightly more sophisticated – it had morels. Yum! It indeed would be delicious with … Continue reading

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