Scott’s (and how life should be)

Scott's Outside

About a year ago, my good friend Frances announced, rather plaintively, that she’d never been to a smart restaurant. Shocked and appalled, I said I would take her to one … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part III: Dinner at At The Chapel, Bruton

At The Chapel sign

Leg three of our Somerset scoffathon took place at At The Chapel, a 17th century former Congregational chapel on Bruton High Street, where a large group of us gathered on … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part II: Lunch at The Three Horseshoes Inn, Batcombe

Three Horsehoses Inn, Batcombe, Pork Pies

I have to confess to not feeling even slightly hungry when we trailed into The Three Horseshoes Inn for lunch this Saturday, but I didn’t let that stand in the … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part I: Brekker at High House Bruton

High House Bruton Bed & Breakfast

We’ve just got back from Somerset and one of the best foodie weekends I’ve ever had. So good was it – and so spoiling – that just one day (Saturday) … Read the rest

San Amvrosia Organic Houmous – creamiest ever!

San Amvrosia Houmous

In his popular blog Stuff White People Like, Christian Lander identifies ‘Hummus’ as something that “all white people like” and asserts that “if you find a white person who … Read the rest

Valentine’s Day dining (just say no)


One thing that you should never do on Valentine’s Day is to go out for dinner as a couple, and this is particularly true if the dinner in question is … Read the rest

Lisboa Pâtisserie (and a birthday custard tart)

Lisboa Patisserie counter

There can’t be many more appealing sights than the counter at Lisboa Pâtisserie on Golborne Road, where, come the 4pm sugar-low, a glistening array of freshly baked, generously proportioned and … Read the rest

Monty’s mumma’s carrot cake

Monty's mumma's carrot cake recipe

I love the way that good recipes are passed down through the generations to be amended, perfected and improved by each person who inherits them. It’s why family recipes tend … Read the rest

A Waiter’s Tips

A Waiter's Tips

Having served them in restaurants for many a year -
both Americans and the Brits -
our waiter can tell you a fair thing or two
about how it all … Read the rest

Fez Mangal (and a Sunday lunch kebab)

Fez Mangal traditional Turkish kebabs

This weekend, The Heid and I went off-piste for our Sunday lunch, abandoning all thoughts of roast chicken or rice pudding and the like in favour of a kebab. It … Read the rest