12th May 2017

A few of us were lucky enough to spend thee days exploring Rioja's fantastic wines and vineyards with our good friends from Enotria recently where we were treated to some fabulous wines and foods. Here are my top picks:

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3rd April 2017

We’re big fans of The Jealous Gallery and have just enjoyed visiting their latest exhibition, Tipping Point. If you get the chance do go.

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11th March 2017

What a great city this is; fantastic bars and restaurants, cool hotels, the amazing harbour and of course the Tivoli gardens which is the world’s second oldest operating theme park which opened in 1843. Interestingly, the world’s oldest is also in Denmark; who knew the Danes liked their amusement parks so much.

Now being a lover of the meat, it was by no accident that my first stop was to the Meatpacking District, yes there`s one of them here too.

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1st February 2017

I never need an excuse to eat more pudding! :-) For the past two years we’ve decided to dedicate February to celebrating the many and varied Great British Puddings that are part of our history. This year we will be celebrating Sticky Toffee Pudding, Treacle Sponge, Eve's Pudding, Forced Rhubarb Crumble, Custard Tart with Prune Compote, Bread & Butter Pudding, Jam Roly Poly and Pear Parkin.

However, as part of our research I’ve enjoyed finding more about how puddings have evolved over the years. The first puddings listed in medieval documents were predominately Black and White Puddings which were made with meat, and blood in the case of Black Pudding, formed into a sausage more like haggis than the traditional sweet pudding we think of today.

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22nd October 2016

Anna and I and our daughter were lucky enough to spend a weekend at the Ashburton Cookery School recently. We signed up for the Pastry & Puddings class and were particularly looking forward to attempting to master the art of breakfast bakes.

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3rd October 2016

So our friends at Aviation Gin gave us two weeks to come up with a way of changing the ground floor bar at The Jones Family Project into an aviation themed space for London Cocktail Week. It is the 100th Anniversary of the Aviation Cocktail, so we had to put our thinking caps on.

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27th June 2016

I love to try different wines and am thrilled that Duncan and Alejandro have recently procured a new wine preserving system so that we can increase the wines by the glass that we offer.

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29th November 2015

I’m very excited as we're coming up to hogget season and we have Ginger Pig Blackface hogget back on our menu from next week. For those that don’t know about hogget it’s a lamb that’s entered it’s second year. Having had a little longer to range freely and indulge on a full year of grass, herbs and clovers its meat has developed a wonderful rich and robust flavour. It’s also packed with high quality proteins, amino acids, iron, zinc, B vitamins and conjugated linoleic acid.

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2nd June 2015

Without a shadow of a doubt Stockholm is one of my favourite cities in the world, home to fantastic design, great food, super bars and beautiful people.

Built on fourteen islands and surrounded by water it is a seriously pretty city, from the natural beauty of the Swedish archipelago, smart Stureplan, Gamla Stan (the architecturally fantastic old town) to the cool that is Sodermalm (the funky South Island); you are never too far from a culture that prides itself on excellence and being cutting edge. Now that excellence manifests itself in many ways, from the tech geeks who invented Skype and Spotify to a truly thriving bar and restaurant scene. Now being involved in restaurants myself and having a special interest in meat, I felt I had to steer you in the direction of some of my favourites. So if you are ever visiting Stockholm and that familiar craving for great meat kicks in, here are some of my recommendations.

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