Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dumpling Legend: a twist on Dim Sum favourites

Sabby Mammy(an Irishman’s affectionate name for my mom) was in town recently and I had to find something that would pass her test.  Not easy.  If you have read about Tiger Moms, you will know it’s nearly impossible to win … Continue reading

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Spuntino: Achingly hip date night

I’d been hearing a lot about the bunch of new-ish hip Soho restaurants within the Polpo mini-empire.  The 45-60 min queue put me off trying them for the longest time, but I finally decided to bite the bullet last weekend. … Continue reading

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In a pickle

Today I read about the Animal Inside Out exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Real, dead animals. Skin peeled back, muscles and capillaries exposed but perfectly preserved. Visceral stuff, and oddly fascinating to me.  It’s the animal equivalent of the famous … Continue reading

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Beef short ribs: more comfort food

Beef short ribs have finally hit this side of the Atlantic judging from the article in this week’s Times Magazine.  I first came across them in the lucques cookbook, where they are amongst the signature dishes of the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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