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Ichi-Riki

Ichi-Riki

It is a relief when things are what they say they are on the tin. Especially in this day and age when hyperbole and senseless superficiality seem to rule.  The more words that you needlessly tack onto what you want to sell, the more value […]

Honey and Spice

Honey and Spice

The mind is a fascinating thing.  It can convince ourselves that the bad is good, the good is bad and make a mockery of the middle.  It can also confabulate tastes, seemingly tasting things which aren’t there or ignoring the obvious.  Sometimes a bit of […]

The Galley – Fortnum and Masons

The Galley – Fortnum and Masons

It always seemed to me to be a bit weird how much love there was for royalty.  Where I originally come from, the last emperor was some time ago and imperial majesty is not much in vogue.  In contrast, in the UK, everyone seemingly wants […]

Rambla

Rambla

The only thing worse than eating crap food is eating overpriced crap food.  Wanting to spare the blushes of a certain chain of restaurant that epitomises said axiom, let’s just say that anywhere I can think of would be better than that place.  This may […]

Plum Valley

Plum Valley

How many words can you think of that are pseudonyms to merely not bad?  Above average?  Better than mediocre?  A bit more than acceptable?  A step above middling? So this is how I found myself with the envious task for a serious lover of food.  […]