10 fingers going in…10 fingers coming out! The only real result you want from a knife skills course…


Today was a good day. I am officially no longer the slowest chopper in the west. I’m clearly nowhere near being the fastest but it will no longer be the case going forward that grand, lofty, 50 feet oak trees will grow in the time it takes me to slice and dice a salad bowl.

God bless Leiths and the blade happy chefs who work there.

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A feasting through France kind of catch-up in Cafe des Amis, Covent Garden…

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Cafe des Amis is one of the first places I picked for an early date with J and since then I have to admit, I’ve taken more than one girlfriend there on a ladies date night as well. Well the good news is, both J and the girlfriends are still around so it’s clearly the kind of place that works well regardless of the company or the situation. Read More

Enjoying a Brazilian for once in Soho at Canela…

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There are some things in life that it’s just best to accept that the majority of women will have differing opinions on.

Heels vs flats. Boy bands vs rock. Scruffy vs preppy.

Every girl, lady, broad, dame, chick, diva knows what she likes and what she doesn’t and generally, any sentence with the word ‘Brazilian’ in it will fall into the category of what she doesn’t like.

Hand on heart, I’d be the same, except now, I’d make damn sure before agreeing that you weren’t in fact, talking about Canela,  a super sweet Covent Garden hideaway that serves up outstanding food of the Brazilian kind.

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