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Truffle and potato pizzette

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People are passionate about double carbs, and I protect my right to them fiercely more than ever when every other wellness blogger is telling us to give up precious pasta and replace everything with courgette noodles. Double carbs must not be forgotten. Indians are excellent at double carbs, and so are the Italians – you’ve only got to look at pasta alla genovese for that, but there’s also pizza!

Which wonderful person first thinly sliced potatoes and layered them up on a pizza base with a seasoning and oil and popped it in the oven?  (more…)

Review: Dinner at Sticks and Sushi

IMG_3947Great sushi in a city that is entirely landlocked? We’ve got it! Danish restaurant chain Sticks and Sushi recently opened here, bringing amazingly fresh sushi to us, and a host of delicious nibbles. (more…)

Meera Sodha’s summer specials at the Thali Cafe, Bristol

meera sodha thali cafe (3)Thali Cafe is the kind of place I want to be my local. My Indian restaurant for any occasion  – a quick masala chai before work, a spicy lunch to jumpstart your afternoon or a fine evening out with great company.

Until they come to Cambridge (they’re based in Bristol) we’ll just have to keep finding excuses to visit the South West, which is no bad thing! We were on our way to Bath last week so decided to stop for lunch at the Clifton cafe. Our visit was especially timely as one of my favourite Indian food writers Meera Sodha has recently collaborated with Thali Cafe on some mouthwatering summer specials. (more…)

Review: Jamie’s Pizzeria, Cambridge

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Jamie Oliver’s never been one to shy away from an announcement, yet the pizzeria arm of his massive Jamie’s Italian empire appears to have arrived fairly quietly. It opened around a year ago, I think, and the entrance is tucked away behind the huge Jamie’s Italian building in the centre of the city. Perched at the top of the building, the smoky smell of the pizza oven whets your appetite as you climb the stairs. (more…)

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton

Le manoir-012Above any restaurant I have always wanted to visit Le Manoir and experience their incredible seasonal food and wonderful hospitality. They have held two Michelin stars since the year I was born, whatever you think of the system, that is pretty impressive.

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