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  • My musings 1

    Away, away, away… I’ll be back tonight.

    Apologies guys, just let you know part 3 of the quickie wine guide is not going to be released this week, instead it’ll be published next tuesday. Since I caught the flu bug, my productivity has nose-dived like the FTSE 100. In addition, I’m in the process of shifting all my stuff to my new computer, or new platform to be more precise. ...

    On October 16, 2008 / By
  • Wine Shops 5

    Like buying fine wine in a museum at Berrys Bros & Rudd

    I love visiting wine shops, most feature these cool and creaky wooden floors. A little musky and dusty, in London the shopkeepers are almost always very cheerful and friendly. I mean, you got to be if your job is to sell not just a drink, but an experience to your customer. ...

    On October 14, 2008 / By
  • eating&reading 7

    eating&reading roundup 12th Oct 08: A summer revival

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere. Now released every Sunday and brought to you by a London eater  A  look back at the past week of the eating blind,  summer revival and…. ...

    On October 12, 2008 / By
  • French 14

    Seven course heaven at L’Autre Pied (Review)

    This is course number three. Seared foie gras, baby artichokes with a delicate pineapple sorbet and a salad of wild leaves. Notice the glassy looking sheet sitting on the sorbet, that’s peppered sugar. Oh yes, peppered sugar. Are you ready for this? ...

    On October 11, 2008 / By
  • London Restaurant Reviews 32

    Have you ever eaten in complete darkness?

    There are only a few places in Europe where you can find a restaurant which does this. Fortunately for us folks in London, you can experience this at Dans le Noir. No I’m not pulling your leg, this is a genuine restaurant and a very real concept. ...

    On October 10, 2008 / By
  • just food 5

    Calling all UK foodbloggers: Let’s do a UK foodbuzz meet-up

    There has been alot of talk of a UK foodblogging meet up ever since my stumble post a couple of weeks ago. Well, consider this an official shout-out to all UK foodbloggers. I know that many of my foodie pals are already on foodbuzz, and alot of you are already feature publishers. (sorry had to take off the details as per foodbuzz request) Come on ...

    On October 8, 2008 / By
  • Quickie Guide to Wine 5

    Quickie Guide to Wine part two: sniff & scoff

    QGTW now reading    intro | one  | part two | three | four | five | six | seven     Welcome back folks. Last week we talked about what the different grape varietals were and their fundamental characteristics. Did you try the Diablo Pinot or the Dr Loosen Riesling? If not, maybe I didnt entice you quite enough, if you did, then well ...

    On October 7, 2008 / By
  • Cool Eats 10

    Taking a beefy break at the Burger Shack

    Fast-food is slowly being redressed as proper food. Take burger joints for example. They have been ‘gourmet-ised’ and have been springing up all over the capital. Smollensky’s burger shack is one of them. I get peckish when I’m out and about, so I decided to drop a visit. ...

    On October 6, 2008 / By
  • eating&reading 3

    eating&reading weekly roundup 5th Oct 08: Goodbye summertime

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere. Now released every Sunday and brought to you by a London eater  A  look back at the past week of Jamie’s ministry of food, the return of the British autumn (winter ?), what’s cooking and who’s eating. ...

    On October 5, 2008 / By
  • Sweets & Snacks 7

    Spaghetti and fried egg ice cream at Ciao

    Following my scoop! post a few weeks ago, I went on abit of an ice cream rush before summer ended. Ciao is smack in the centre of Leicester square..ok that’s an exaggeration, its more like behind Leicester square and yes that headline is not a joke, they really do spaghetti ice cream here. Got your attention yet? Cool, keep reading… ...

    On October 4, 2008 / By
  • london 7

    It’s official (too), I’m on Metrotwin!

    Gather round guys because I want to tell you about the next best thing that’s just been unleashed on the internet. ...

    On October 2, 2008 / By
  • just food 6

    It’s official, I’m a feature publisher on Foodbuzz

      Foodies among you will know of this wonderful food network called foodbuzz where you can make friends with foodies and see what deliciousness is being whipped about in and around the community. I’ve made lots and lots of new foodie pals over there and generally love it! I managed to send off my feature publisher program agreement on monday and last night, ...

    On October 2, 2008 / By
  • Japanese 11

    Review: Genji Express @ Wholefoods Unagi-genic

    The last time I did a photo essay was my welsh monkfish tales post. Shot in the Old Kings arms hotel restaurant, I am still yet to post about my 2 1/2 month trip to southern Wales. I’ll do so soon, lots of pretty food pictures, and lots of great food.  I’m sure you all know by now that I love sushi. ...

    On October 1, 2008 / By
  • Chinese 6

    Review: Baozi Inn – Ordering the essentials

    There are lots of reviews of this nice little noodle place just off Leicester Sq station. Pretty much everybody roundly praised its fresh noodles and the excellent value. Most recently, Timeout showered it with praise and bestowed upon it the runner-up for best cheap eat of 2008. Bloggers like delightful eggtarts wrote a pretty comprehensive review of the place, so I’m not going ...

    On September 30, 2008 / By
  • Quickie Guide to Wine 14

    Quickie Guide to Wine part one: Introducing the players

    QGTW now reading    intro | part one | two | three | four | five | six | seven Love wine? Me too, now let’s talk about it, all about it and from the very beginning. Here’s a little index of what’s covered in this post: A brief exposition Wine is good for you Everybody loves somebody else Old World vs New World Red Grape ...

    On September 29, 2008 / By
  • eating&reading 5

    eating&reading weekly roundup 21-28 Sept 08

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere. Now released every Sunday and brought to you by a london eater 😀 Yup thats official, a look back at the past week of latest news, offers, updates, what’s cooking and who’s eating. ...

    On September 28, 2008 / By
  • Wine Shops 21

    Drinking wine from vending machines at the Sampler

    Wine shops in London are cool. The Sampler is particularly cool. Why? Because you get to try 80 bottles all at once. A very interesting concept that is the first ever to be implemented in this country. Yes, you are looking at the concept right now. The little metal tubes sticking out from the top of the machine are where your glass ...

    On September 27, 2008 / By
  • London Restaurant Reviews 14

    Review: Cambio De Tercio, Spanish in the Smoke

    I’m doing things slightly different today. Crispy fried calamaries, sliced for convenience, dressed with black squid ink and garnished with lime. Simple, effective, appetising. By now, I’m ready for oxtail and apple foam. Seven reviews in search of that dish, the question must have crossed your mind: What is London Eater’s absolute favorite? It’s time I address that question. My favorite dish might be a japanese-peruvian ...

    On September 26, 2008 / By