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Celebrating the remarkable Elena Salvoni

I love a modest hero. Such a person is Elena Salvoni, a London-born Italian who was the first woman to become a maître d’ in London’s lively Soho restaurant scene. It was Elena Salvoni, more than any before her, who … 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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Posted in Alcohol, Beef, Best Pasta, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Chicken, Coffee, Emilia-Romagna, Escargots, Fish, Food Scams, Food travel, Game, Ingredients, London Dining, Memories, Mineral Waters, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Offal, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Polenta, Poulet Fermier, Proscuitto Crudo, Real Italy, Richard Olney, Risotto, Veal, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments