Travel: Xiamen, China Part 4 – The Art of Expensive


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From this point on my meals begin to blend into each other a little more as I find myself eating alone more often than not, the initial thrill of having an English tutor to show off giving way to the reality of awkward conversations not so much hampered by the language barrier as blocked by…

Made in South, 42 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5RL

If you don’t live on or around Lavender Hill there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Made In South, let alone eaten there. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve never even been to Lavender Hill. And why would you? It’s a non-entity, an estuary of the A3 too small to really be considered a main road but…

Aulis at Fera, Claridges Hotel, Brook Street, London W1K 4HR

Mackerel, kohlrabi, buttermilk and Yorkshire forced rhubarb “And then you pretty much just dessicate it.” Linseed Wafer in five easy steps. Just the sort of thing you and your family could make together on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Never mind the fact the first four steps involve grinding the linseed to a flour so fine…

A recipe: Beef Shin Ragu

 Forget mince. Mince is for burgers, meatballs and pasties. Anyone worth their Maldon will tell you it ain’t even that good for patties and balls either. Ground beef? Now you’re talking. Pound that mince down in a pestle and mortar with some marrow and see the texture of your burger change from chunky and chewy to buttery…