Literature

Yashim cooks Istanbul

Yashim Cooks Istanbul

“Reading detective stories in bed. I find this delightful at home, and even more delightful when I am away from home, a lost man. The fuss of the day is done wi...
all about pici pasta

All About Pici Pasta

One of the best books read by both the Chief Taster and myself last year was Iris Origo’s War In Val D’Orcia. This is a war diary written by an anglo-american l...
omelette Arnold Bennett recipe

Omelette Arnold Bennett

“Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no taste.” Arnold Bennett   Is ‘ready-made’ a dirty word? Well, it may not be very ...
Richard III Wensleydale cheese

Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

2015 has been Richard III’s year – or at least his best year yet since his death: so before the year comes to a close we should include a post on a remarkable c...
how to make the perfect dry martini

How To Make The Perfect Martini Cocktail

“You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature,' my pink Cadillac, my highway, my Martini, the stage for my...