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all kinds of surprising knowledge related to food and drink – literary allusions, songs with a culinary meaning, historical and scientific explanations….

mother's day breakfasts

Round up of Mother’s Day breakfasts

It’s Mother’s Day today…and we’re celebrating it here with the above beautiful addition, just a couple of days old. Many treat their mum to breakfast in bed ...
claridges chicken pie recipe

Claridge’s Chicken Pie

“When I die I don’t want to go to heaven … I want to go to Claridge’s.” -Spencer Tracey   Claridge’s is a famous London hotel founded in 1812 in Mayfa...
all about Espelette pepper

All about the exceptional Espelette pepper

Today, 19 March, is St Joseph’s day, and in the Espelette area of the French Basque country they are likely to be busy. The local farmers will have carefully se...
recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something Irish I created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and chocolate cake toppe...
how to confit salmon or trout

Hospitality Awards confit of salmon

The inspiration to have a go at making confit of salmon came from Tried and Supplied founder, Domini Hogg, who had attended last year’s AA Hospitality Awards. ...