What you need… 2 cups Pistachios (soaked in water for 4 hours then drained) 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Basil 5 Garlic cloves 1 tsp Salt (Himalayan if you have it) What to do… Place the basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a high-power blender and process until dark green in […]

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It’s a pleasure to interview an international star – Ken Hom OBE! Enjoy is sandwiched (in a Michelin star way) between Chinese New Year and Saturday Kitchen – of course! Ken loves the south of England and expresses his pleasure of visiting areas outside of London to sample the ever more impressive choice of restaurants […]

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Win Dinner for Two in Ocean Palace Chinese Restaurant in the Harbour Heights Hotel, in Sandbanks, Poole. Our dear friend Ken Hom OBE assisted in the curation of the new menu and the authentic Chinese restaurant is making a real impact in its new home in FJB’s Harbour Heights Hotel overlooking Poole Harbour – just […]

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THE PIG group is a personal collection of small lifestyle restaurants with rooms, where the focus is on authenticity and informality of design, food and service There are currently five PIG hotels; THE PIG, THE PIG-near Bath, THE PIG-on the beach; THE PIG-at Combe and THE PIG-in the wall. With an obsessive commitment to home-grown […]

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The Brewhouse and Kitchen is a perfect example of looking at trends, customer needs and a future-proof business plan… Take a microbrewery, craft ales, group parties, damn fine food and a hands-on experience and you have a top day or night out, and just about every birthday and Christmas present for everyone you know sorted […]

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This piece was written before our dear friend Gerard passed away, I will be spending time with Nina and our extended family at Spot in the Woods this Spring… meanwhile I would like you to read this in the spirit of the last time I met with Gerard in 2018… Working with people, food, photos […]

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Now reader take this advice and don’t have lunch on the Dani Garcia date – this two Michelin-starred chef, and Spanish national hero has turned a tasting menu into a new breed! Fifteen courses plus hor d’oeuvres, pure theatre, choreographed service and a visit into the surgically presented kitchens! There are too many delicacies to […]

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Stunning for lunch and dinner… The Monkey Club calls… a table outside in the sunshine, overlooking the meandering paths and tropical gardens. This is a perfect reflection of what is so sexy about the Mediterranean; the cocktails are out of this world and the wine list a thoughtful and extensive collection of wines to suit […]

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So many restaurants, so little time! Ordinarily 13 is viewed as an unlucky number – but not today keen reader, it couldn’t be a more exciting number – as that is how many restaurants and bars there are in the hip Hotel Puente Romano in the uber-cool Spanish city of Marbella in Andalusia. This labyrinthine […]

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