Woolpack, Stoke Mandeville
Sad to tell you that there has been a 50% reduction in drinking in Stoke Mandeville since the weekend. That is to say a popular restored local pub The Woolpack burnt down in the small hours of Saturday morning which means there is only one other pub, The Bull left in the village. There is […]
With the influx over the last few years of Poles into the UK and Ireland Polish food has made it onto the displays at the major supermarkets and is not just confined to specialist retailers. This is a good development because the cuisine provides nutritious no nonsense comfort food which belies the stereotypes by being […]
A Lunch in Paris
The first order of business last Sunday in Paris was a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a structure which still has the capacity to astonish us today and must have done so by a factor of 10+ when it was first constructed. The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 […]
Frankie and Benny’s
So, off we went to Frankie & Benny’s new outlet in Cambridge Retail Park, Aylesbury. Now at this stage I need to explain myself, as after a visit to Frankie & Benny’s in some god forsaken retail park outside Coventry a couple of years ago I made a vow to myself of NEVER AGAIN!! And […]
So off to Oxford for the weekend with “Her Indoors” and our first pit-stop was a lunch reservation to try out the Brasserie chain named after the two Michelin Star French Chef, Raymond Blanc. Now I would have much rather been at Raymond’s flagship at Great Milton 8 miles south east of Oxford , Le […]
Domino’s Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat
Domino’s Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat At long last, a scientific explanation for Deep Pan Pizza, Cheesy Crust Pizza, etc; etc; Ad Nausea!
The Isle of Capri In Italian restaurants the description “Caprese” has been rendered somewhat meaningless by being applied as a “catch all” description. Originally it meant simple rustic food from Campania as exemplified by the diet of the fishermen on Capri and particularly the simple salad made from the local ingredients of Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh […]
Buon’ Amici is Italian for “Good Friends” and certainly every time you go into this friendly coffee bar in Kingsbury, Aylesbury, that is the way you feel. It always has a large contingent of regulars including the local Italian community, normally discussing football. In an arc stretching from Bedford through Leighton Buzzard to Aylesbury you’ll […]
The Harbour front at Pothia, Kalymnos.
Arriving in Kalymnos The Greek island of Kalymnos is situated between Kos and Leros and is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese, the chain which largely clings to the Turkish coast from Rhodes in the south to Samos in the north; there are a number of other smaller islands around Kalymnos however, only Pserimos […]