• “If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Cardhu Distillery / Johnnie Walker Visitor Centre, Archiestown, Moray, Scotland

    “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
  • “Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled.”

    Frederic Raphael
  • “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”

    William Shakespeare
  • 3 South Place Bar Moorgate - Tasty cheesecake

    “Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially--romanced and ritualised and seasoned with memory.”

    Chris Bohjalian
  • Grill La Tour - Glowing Blue Boxes

    “You have to taste a culture to understand it.”

    Deborah Cater
  • The 'Spirit Of The Malt Tour' @ The Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Banffshire

    “Knowledge is the food of the soul.”

    Plato
  • “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • Glenlivet Hill Trek / Argocat Tour / Smuggler's Trail, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland

    “I’ll wait until your mouth is full of food before I ask you a question. That’s just the kind of gentleman I am.”

    Jarod Kintz
  • “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

    François de La Rochefoucauld
  • “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

    Mark Twain
  • “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”

    W.C. Fields
  • “TV cookery is very like internet porn - the overwhelming majority of its audience will never ever get to act out what's happening on screen.”

    www.theskintfoodie.com
  • “First we eat, then we do everything else.”

    M.F.K. Fisher
  • “Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.”

    Anthony Trollope
  • “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
  • “You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. ”

    Ronald Reagan

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Restaurants

Review: Hawkyns in Amersham (Take Two)

We make an excited return to the site of a British/Medieval fusion feast but this Buckinghamshire hidden gem has changed its approach. Has it lost it’s sparkle? Rating Cuisine British/Indo fusion with perfect plating and colours to make a rainbow wel-jel Appeals to People
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Profiles

Q&A – Andrea Freeborough [Nederburg]

Full name:  Andrea Freeborough Role:  Nederburg cellar-master DOB:  25 February, date not given Birthplace:  Zimbabwe Twitter Handle: @Nederburg Website:  www.nederburg.com Fun fact:  “I am an avid reader – my weakness is for who-dunnits
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Christmas

Review: Belvoir’s Christmas Tipples

   Belvoir has a lot to answer for. I can’t remember the last shopping list I made that didn’t include a Belvoir cordial of some kind. It’s the bottles as much as the labels, they look so smart whilst being fashionably rustic. I hate how much I like their products. It’s
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Recipes

Recipe – Japanese-style fried chicken

As anyone that knows me can confirm, I LOVE Asian food and at any given opportunity would select Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese for my meals. I’ve never really dared to cook too much of my own Asian food as whenever I’d had anything but the real deal it
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Products

Tasting Britain - nut butter review

Review – Nut Blend’s Nut ‘Butter’

Nut Blend was founded by Gabriella in September 2015 after she struggled to find a naturally flavoured food product on the market with no added sugar – including “healthy” sugars and those from dried fruit. After some experimentation with pure ingredients and natural nut
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Guides

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Guide – 6 Ways To Run Better This Winter / Cancer Sucks

The shadow of cancer hangs over all of us. It hangs over you, me, my loved ones and your loved ones. We’re hoping that it hasn’t directly affected you – but according to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer
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