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Six Nights in London

I spotted a Moroccan restaurant tucked away in Fitzrovia the other day, round the corner from work on Cleveland Street. It's called le Menar and looked promising.

about 21 hours ago
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Six Nights in London

The other place you might be interested in btw is Portland, which is just round the corner from work. A relatively new opening, and haven't been yet, but told by uberhound limster that it is very good.

May 26, 2015
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Six Nights in London

If you like those flavours, I would recommend Honey & Co on Warren Street (if you haven't already been!). I may be wrong, but I have always thought of Momo as one of those restaurants you go to for the "scene" rather than the food.

May 26, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Six Nights in London

Borough is definitely a market, and the biggest in London. Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time. Nearby is Maltby Street, which is more of a "locals" market.

I recently really enjoyed my lunch at Florence Knight's small plate restaurant in Soho, Polpetto. You are also staying near Duke's Hotel, which is justly famous for its martinis. Momo is a blast from the past - I haven't heard it mentioned for years!

May 26, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I don't even know what a cloud reader is!

*luddite*

May 25, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Just don't order the ebook edition! The formatting is so horrible I just returned mine to Amazon and wrote a review on their site (which I never do). I noticed there's another, recent review saying the same thing, and speculating as to whether the publisher has even looked at what they're selling! I will have to go down the used route too...

May 25, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I just got it on my iPad and have the same issue! It's the first time that's happened so it must be a problem with the kindle edition. Annoying! I will have probably return it and order a hard copy, once I've had a chance to look through it and decide whether it's a keeper or not.

May 25, 2015
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London next month with well-behaved children

There are a lot of tourists in this town, so I think most places are used to kids, especially in the daytime. They might like Polpo, which is Italian, and there are a few branches around town these days.

May 25, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO, chapters 3 & 4, Fish & Meat

Gorgeous plate of food! Now I can get bresaola in half a dozen places, but what I really want are those watermelon radishes. So pretty and I've never seen them here.

May 25, 2015
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Report on (mostly) South London (Long)

I think Milkwood is struggling to cope with its immediate and overwhelming success. They keep closing the kitchen at odd times,, and I habe heard conflicting reports about the food. I have eaten there once early on and it was perfectly good, but my friend had no avocado in his grilled halloumi, tomato and avocado sandwich.

May 24, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I love the raw brownies from A Modern Way To Eat. I also made her ribollita, which was also good.

May 24, 2015
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Report on (mostly) South London (Long)

I was a bit underwhelmed by Artusi. It was quite good, but not rave-worthy. I think my expectations were too high. I certainly wouldn't complain if it was my local.

I am told that the chef from Toast ED has left.

My favourite place in the area is The Camberwell Arms. Yet to try Naughty Piglets though. I have also heard that Peckham Bazaar is good, and also a new place on Peckham Rye whose name escapes me.

May 23, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

May 2015 COTM: EAT, Chapters 5-7, pp. 173-319

These sound lovely and I want some right now for breakfast with bacon or -- even better -- black pudding!

May 23, 2015
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August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Other Books and Online Recipes

You need Seville Orange marmalade, as Caitlin says, which has that bitter edge to it.

May 22, 2015
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London next month with well-behaved children

Can you give us some idea of where you're staying and the areas you'd like to visit. London is a very big place! Also how old are your kids and are they picky?

It's also worth bearing in mind that a lot of pubs will allow children at lunchtime, but not in the evening. :-)

May 21, 2015
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London report - May 2015

I'm still dreaming about that mango sorbet from Medlar. It was just perfect - the essence of the fruit distilled and frozen. The rest of your review made me smile all over again. A fantastic evening for which I am slightly suffering now!

PS My crab raviolo starter was also excellent.

You'll just have to come back for the chicken schwarma. ;-)

May 21, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I learned from my mother, who is Yorkshire born and bred, and makes glorious puddings.

The main thing is to rest the batter (it should be not too thick and not too thin, of pouring consistency) - and make sure the fat is really hot before you add the batter to the pan. Beef dripping is best. Then slam in a hot oven and don't open the door - not even for a peek - until they are well risen and golden. My Mum doesn't use a recipe, but I wrote down rough quantities once, and will look out my notes when I'm at home.

I favour individual puddings, made in a Yorkshire pudding tin like this one. Definitely not a muffin tin.

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/70179/Lakel...

May 21, 2015
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Specific questions re: London (researched!)

And Maria's has the advantage of being in Borough Market, so you can scope out all the other delicious things while you're there, and then wander down to the Globe, Tate Modern etc. (If you want a quirky experience, I highly recommend the Old Operating Theatre Museum, which is just over the road from the market near Guy's Hospital. If you've seen The Knick, you'll love it!.)

I've heard good things about The Wolesey and Hawksmoor for "high end" breakfasts. I am definitely going to check out Diana's Diner though! Thanks Harters.

May 21, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Specific questions re: London (researched!)

And definitely no chips. Probably the only time I will ever say that!

May 21, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I've just read an interview with April Bloomfield where she says she can't make Yorkshire puddings! Shocking...

May 20, 2015
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Specific questions re: London (researched!)

I wouldn't worry saticoy, you can nearly always customise a FEB to match your tastes, by adding a side order of black pudding or whatever, or substituting tomatoes for beans. Back bacon is the norm.

May 20, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I don't read cookbooks on my kindle, but they work very well on my iPad, using the kindle app.

May 19, 2015
greedygirl in Home Cooking

Specific questions re: London (researched!)

I still miss the Park Street Cafe, which was where Maria was back in the day before she got chucked out by Network Rail when they were developing Borough market/London Bridge (I presume). Her Mum who must have been in her eighties would preside over the tea urn! Me and my friend Gavin would always go there on our monthly pilgrimage to Borough Market (which was a monthly affair back then).

May 19, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Specific questions re: London (researched!)

Butty not buddy! And streaky style bacon in Britain is not like American-style bacon at all. It's not nearly as thin or crispy. Back bacon would be the norm in a full English anyway.

May 19, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Specific questions re: London (researched!)

You're welcome.

Here's the recent review of E Pelicci. As you can see, there's back bacon on that plate, and black pudding is also available! I'd recommend Sunday breakfast there, followed by a trip to Columbia Road flower market. There's a place called Brawn on Columbia Rd which has a good reputation - I've been to its sister places Terroir and Soif and enjoyed them both. Of course, all of these places could be closed in that odd limbo period between Christmas and New Year!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1012...

May 19, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Specific questions re: London (researched!)

I think with a flight that lands at 1pm, you will struggle to get to a restaurant in time for Sunday lunch. Why not just plan dinner instead?

I would go to E. Pelicci for FEB if open. I haven't been since I had a boyfriend who lived off Brick Lane many years ago but it's an East End institution and someone on here was raving about their breakfast there quite recently.

(Btw you should get the train from Stansted to Liverpool St, which is not far at all from Aldgate.)

May 18, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

[London, SW1] Marcus

Monk's beard is very on trend at the moment. I had it at Polpetto the other day and they even sell it at my ├╝ber-middle class greengrocer, I discovered the other day. I had to laugh when I asked for some and it was sold out!!

Your meal sounds great, but so expensive!

May 18, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: EAT, Chapters 8-11, pp. 321-413

Love it! This is just up my mister's street I think.

May 18, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: EAT, Chapters 5-7, pp. 173-319

150c for a couple of hours.

May 13, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: EAT, Chapters 8-11, pp. 321-413

Love the bowls!

May 12, 2015
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