Intemperance League

A kind friend alerted me to the delights of Jonathan Meades’ splenetic meditation in the Observer on 21st October on Stephen Poole’s equally splenetic book You Aren’t What You Eat. Both book and review make for splendid reading, Jonathan Meades doesn’t simply endorse Stephen Poole’s general contention that our interest and appreciation of food has […]

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Review: The Square, The Cookbook. Volume 1: Savoury

Every so often a cookbook comes along that surpasses your expectations. The Square Cookbook Voume 1: Savoury is one. Let’s be clear. This isn’t cookbook that the average chef will be dipping into for a dish of the day. It’s not chockablock with 30-second recipes or kwick’n’eazi ideas for family suppers. It’s a testament of […]

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Steaking a claim

I have been shamefully neglectful of my blog recently, and I apologize profusely to my dedicated readers. It’s not that I haven’t had plenty to write about. Too much if anything. It’s just that I’ve been having such a splendid time – holidaying successively in France, Italy and Greece; hosting the Liverpool Food Festival Awards; […]

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