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Japan

Tokyo – Great places to eat and drink

Tokyo – Introduction Tokyo wasn’t on our radar for the first twenty or so years that we travelled the world being foodtourists. However, let us give you a warning! If you go to Tokyo once you will get so entranced you will want to return time and time and time […]

Brawn Restaurant, London
London / United Kingdom

London – Great places to dine and wine

London – Introduction London is a good place to find interesting food and there are some great places to eat and drink especially where they have embraced natural wine. There are restaurants in every quarter of the city of London but we usually stick to the eastern part of the […]

Paris Verre Vole
France / Paris

Paris – Great places to eat and drink

Paris – Introduction The attraction of Paris never wanes for the food lover! The best places to eat classic dishes are always exciting to revisit. There are always new places to try. There are now places that are taking coffee seriously and searching out beans that have been treated with […]

Climate change - whale hunting petroglyphs
Climate change

Climate change – the important role of phytoplankton and whales

Climate change – Introduction to the oceans: A story about whales and climate change by Sue Dyson and Roger McShane In this story we will try to explain two issues relating to climate change. The second issue is one that is often discussed and the first is rarely spoken of, […]

The Art of Eating
Cookbooks

The Art of Eating by Ed Behr

The Art of Eating – Introduction The Art of Eating by Ed Behr is a compilation of his fascinating articles from the long-running newsletter (the subtitle to this book is The First 25 Years) that we have subscribed to for many years. The range of topics he and his co-writers […]

Provence - The Beautiful Cookbook
Cookbooks / France / Provence

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook – Introduction Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook by Richard Olney is a ‘coffee table’ book that looks good but also contains solid, well-structured recipes that capture the essence of Provence. We normally overlook ‘beautiful’ books because they often fail to deliver rigour and authenticity, however […]

Commander's Kitchen
Cookbooks / United States

Commander’s Kitchen by Ti Martin and Jamie Shannon

Commander’s Kitchen – Introduction First, we need to tell you something about the Commander’s Palace restaurant before delving into the book. Commander’s Palace is a restaurant that made us change our mind about Creole food in New Orleans. This restaurant is very special. It is large, it is expensive, it […]

Taste of Portugal
Cookbooks

The Taste of Portugal by Edite Vieira

The Taste of Portugal – Introduction The Taste of Portugal by Edite Vieira is a classic survey of Portuguese cuisine published by British specialist Grub Street. Vieira provides us with a context for each of the recipes as well as a good survey of the history of Portuguese food. This […]

French Regional Cooking
Cookbooks / France

French Regional Cooking by Jean Ferniot

French Regional Cooking – Introduction French Regional Cooking teeters on the edge of being a “coffee table book” but is dragged back by having detailed recipes for many of France’s best dishes from across the country, with some of the more remote areas being well-represented. It was first published in […]

Bar Tartine
Cookbooks / San Francisco / United States

Bar Tartine by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns

Bar Tartine – Introduction Bar Tartine has been a very successful venture in San Francisco, and although it closed in 2016 many customers still remember the amazing food that was created here by the authors of this book. We particularly like this book because it concentrates on techniques rather than […]