Tag Archives: Joe Allen

Art and The Gimlet

Film Noir, the thrilling, chilling genre of the 40s, was one of Art Siemering’s loves. He spoke engagingly about how Film Noir and food inter-acted at the 1999 Oxford Food Symposium (look it up on Google). Art was a very special … Continue reading

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Good Greens

This has been a year if ever there was to celebrate green food – this year’s crops have been the best for some time. Peas and broad beans in particular have been special – no horrid mealy texture in either. We have … Continue reading

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A Classic called Caesar from Mexico, not Rome

On the back of the Danny Kaye famed chicken salad here’s an even greater salad composition that’s stood the test of time - the Caesar Salad which arrived around 90 years ago with its star studded heritage. There are plenty culinary poopers on sale, … Continue reading

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My Perfect Martini’s

More must have been written about the King of Cocktails – the Martini - than any other mixed drink.  For all this, why can so few barmen can actually master the technique?  It’s both simple and complicated – both at the same time.  … Continue reading

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