Window Wednesday – Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

For Window Wednesday this week I am featuring this little gem:  Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour.    An old fashioned gin parlour that feels like an 18th century front room, right in the heart of London, tucked away between Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations, with a bar serving gin and afternoon tea. I had

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Gin of the month — July — One Gin

My gin of the month for July is One Gin, a gin I whose story I have followed for a while, but that I only got to taste for the first time last month.    I first came across it on Kickstarter, the crowd funding site and then in one of those weird twists of

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Is Reducetarian the new balanced diet?

For the past twelve days I have been vegan.  Well that’s not technically true.  I have been 98% vegan, except for the duck breast I had on a salad one evening and the wagyu burger I had last night I have avoided all animal products for almost a fortnight. As a committed meat eater this

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A guide to smoking (the good kind)

Not the bad kind.  My guide to smoking is the good kind, the kind that leaves you feeling like you have had a lovely flavoursome dinner.  Not the one that leaves you reeking of nicotine and slowly doing untold damage to yourself. Smoking food is THE big thing at the moment.  Just as pork can

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World Gin Day 2017

  Is here!  World Gin Day is here.    And if you will excuse me whilst I say “thank feck for that”. What a week. What a sodding week.    And it is not getting any better is it?  I have a bit of a “no politics” rule at home because we are all often

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Gin of the month — June — Manchester Three Rivers gin

  I was actually planning on talking about gin made in Manchester last week, after we spent the weekend there for BlogOn and Mr B’s birthday but I didn’t get around to finishing the post and then, well, world events overtook us all and writing about Manchester gin somehow didn’t feel appropriate.     The

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Dinner at the Giggling Squid

It is rare that we go out for dinner.  We have a kitchen full of gadgets to help with cooking and if we can’t be bothered to use them, then we generally have a takeaway.   So when Giggling Squid asked if we would like to find out more about their restaurant we jumped at

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A week in France — Chez Bebelle

It’s easy to say that you have a new favourite restaurant.  Or a place that you remember for all the wrong reasons.  We had a shocking lunch just before we went to France, and equally today I have had quite possibly the best fish and chips I have ever had.  At the time they are

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