Monthly Archives: November 2006
The news of the rather ironic demise of anti-smoking guru Allen Carr was greeted with some sadness in our household. Himself and I have been smoke-free for a number of years now thanks to the former convert. And I’m happy … Continue reading
There’s something so special about Sunday mornings. And this Sunday morning seems more special than most. Having spent the last two days in bed with no food, waking this morning to feel as right as rain – and particularly hungry … Continue reading
When the maitre d’ approached me after a slendid dinner and asked if I would mind waiting for a short while because “the chef would like a word” I was a little concerned. I had visions of a wild-haired apparition wiedling knives and cleavers wanting to know just why I felt it necessary to leave the tiniest piece of lamb or drop of raspberry sorbet.
But my short wait was rewarded with a cheery smile from one of Manchester’s former top chefs Ian Morgan of Establishment fame.
Just recently I been fortunate enough to have a whirl around Vienna. And I’m angry. This very short trip to the grand old city quickly showed up some home truths – we in Britain have lost our way with food.
What on earth is this? If anyone can name this well-known dessert then I will treat them to one today!
Fancying a change from the old routine I decided to go down Mexico way.
It’s always struck me as odd that Manchester doesn’t really have many Mexican-style restaurants. There was the (frankly nasty) El Macho in Portland Street but even that seems to have hung up its sombrero now.
School dinners are in crisis again – but this time it seems that Jamie Oliver is to blame.
After singling the dinner ladies out for serving up childhood obesity, it seems the celebrity chef’s campaign to get children eating more healthily has led to a drop in school dinner take up.
For anyone who enjoys a drop of the red stuff there’s some good news this week. A study in America has revealed that a substance in red wine could hold back the effects of ageing and fight the ill effects of high-calorie diets.The news we’ve all been waiting for?