Category Archives: London Dining

Eel – the Fish of Mystery and Papal Gluttony

We know less about eels than most other species we eat. So deep is the Sargasso Sea, where they spawn, that few know what happens down in the depths. That they are mystery excites me more. That the Maori people … Continue reading

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Dog Fish and Dog Fight

“It’s dog eat dog down there,” confided Tony, son of Bob Fish on one of London’s oldest street markets. This is Deptford, minutes on foot from the Thames, but Tony was telling me about the sea. He told me this: … Continue reading

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Beatrice’s Flaming Risotto

Time’s come to write about risotto again. Inspired by a not-for-me risotto served in a trendy and otherwise good restaurant, we got around to talking rice. Red wine risotto is a challenge which starts with its off-putting colour. To be … Continue reading

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