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The story of my blog so far

So my blog (mark II) is one month old today, which means I felt the need to tell its story. I started my original blog www.eatingcoventgarden.blogspot.com in July 2011. I was working in Covent Garden and rediscovering the area – amazed at the number of new and surprisingly good bars and restaurants on offer – when one […]

Cook with Biltong, Meat recipes, Uncategorized

Join the club: Cook with Biltong

I’ve loved biltong for as long as I can remember (it probably was given to me when I was teething as a baby – the hard sticks are great for emerging teeth). Growing up in Zimbabwe meant it was always plentiful in our house. This fantastic delicacy is basically dried meat (usually beef but can […]

Big Cheese of the month, Fish recipes, Pasta recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Big cheese of the month: Parmigiano Reggiano

Welcome to the start of a new series on one of my favourite foods…cheese. This month, in celebration of my trip in the summer to the wonderful Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, I’m starting with Parmesan. In Parma and the surrounding area you’ll find Parmesan eaten as a starter, in a main course, and as dessert…it’s […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Dabbous: the hottest ticket in town

Dabbous is without a doubt the new restaurant of 2012 in the seriously packed, competitive restaurantland of London. When food critic Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard reviewed it on 2 February this year, she gave it full marks (she tends to do this every two or three years) and used words like: “ethereal”, “ingenious”, […]

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Emilia-Romagna in Italy…how I loved it!

When my sister-in-law, Perry said she was going to Italy last June and did I want to meet her there…obviously I jumped at the chance. Silly not to. She was swimming in the World Masters Championships (yes, she’s a seriously good swimmer) in Riccione in the Emilia-Romagna area in North-East Italy. The region is one […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Tasty Mexican food at the newest branch of Wahaca

There are Wahacas springing up all over London. And a good thing it is, too. These charming Mexican eateries are the brainchild of Thomasina Miers, who won Masterchef in 2005. She went on to open her first Wahaca in Wardour Street, Soho (been there) in 2005. The idea clearly caught on as there are now […]