Half a Lamb In A Wood Fired Pizza Oven

The Pugliese are not huge lovers of lamb. Walk into any local village macelleria (butchers) and the counter will be well stocked with beef, pork, poulty and horse. Oh, they’ll have lamb, but for some reason it’s one of those things you have to ask for with a nod and … More Half a Lamb In A Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Buying Smoked Back Bacon From Elizabeth Hurley

A couple of weeks ago I happened to be mooching around Cirencester farmer’s market. It’s not a regular haunt despite only being ten mins away from home as the award winning Stroud market is generally so much better in every respect. That was until Cirencester pulled out their secret weapon. … More Buying Smoked Back Bacon From Elizabeth Hurley

Coming Soon – A Week At Cooking School in Tuscany

Our roving reporter Beth jets off to sumptuous Tuscany on saturday for a week at the award winning Torre Del Tartufo cookery school. She’ll be posting daily reports and photos of her trip and hopefully we’ll get a few authentic hints and tips along the way. Keep checking back for … More Coming Soon – A Week At Cooking School in Tuscany

Pippin Doughnuts – Holy Smoke They’re Good!!

Whenever I have a saturday morning free I’ll head to the award winning Farmer’s Market in Stroud. It’s a great place for any foodie or cook to have a mooch and pick up fresh, locally produced treats. Everything from organic fruit and veg, though to locally cured charcuterie and locally … More Pippin Doughnuts – Holy Smoke They’re Good!!

Piccolino Bristol – The Best Restaurant In Town To Take Kids!

We chose the fairly new Piccolino in Bristol for an impromptu after work meal out last night and it was terrific. Freshly cooked, lovingly prepared authentic Italian cuisine with a great wine selection to match. The first thing that hits you is the chic, upmarket feel of Piccolino. The claim … More Piccolino Bristol – The Best Restaurant In Town To Take Kids!

All Hail The Falafel King!!

Bristol’s mighty Falafel King recently expanded his empire from the well known mobile caravan in the city centre to now include a proper sit-in Falafel bar located near the Clifton Triangle shopping centre. The Falafels themselves are awe-inspiring. Somewhat intimidating even. Jam packed with home-made falafels, shredded red cabbage, onion, … More All Hail The Falafel King!!

The Snooty Brasserie Blanc, Cheltenham

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It was never my intention to start writing this blog in order to whinge and moan, but I am going to make an exception in the case of Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham.

I’ve been a loyal customer of Brasserie Blanc since it opened. They’ve always offered a really great fixed price lunch and dinner menu whereby providing you select one of the two or three starters and main courses on offer, you can dine for £12 including a glass of wine. A great hook and it works well because there’s always a lively atmosphere in there. Invariably we’d end up ordering off the main menu and spend more than the £12. Continue reading The Snooty Brasserie Blanc, Cheltenham