Category Archives: Escargots

Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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Our Soho Food Culture Air Brushed for Ever

Starting this piece I was excited to talk up the thrill of journeying into Soho from all the various places I’ve lived in London to find food ingredients largely unavailable elsewhere. When I went independent, my first office was an … Continue reading

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Fennel is Escargot-ville

On welcome wet afternoons in the Lauragais in the far off days that were the 80s, when 3-4 week summer holidays were both possible and civilised – and wet afternoons a rarity unless the weather was stormy –¬†we began to … Continue reading

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