• A Pukka Cup Of Tea…

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

    Gather round hot drink devotees, because Pukka (the ‘organic herb specialist’ and purveyor of the prettiest boxed tea bags in the business) have launched four new flavours just in time to sip away the cold snap.

  • Devonshire Arms Hotel

    Friday October 17th, 2014

    The location, the service and the food were all of the highest standards or at least the highest standards for the price charged – apart, that is, from the location: you can’t buy a better slice of history, geography and breath-taking scenery. It’s worth a visit just for that aspect alone, the fact you can get a great meal and stay in a fantastic hotel are a bonus too.

  • Italian rare wine dinner at Cinnamon Club

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014

    On Friday 21st November, The Cinnamon Club will host an exclusive five-course dinner paired with a selection of Italy’s rarest wines from the Mastroberardino winery.

  • Pays d'Oc IGP Wines of France

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014

    Restaurants, wine merchants and supermarkets; French Pays d'Oc IGP wines are everywhere. It's not surprising as they represent some of the best value around today. Alan Kingsbury takes a look at a few of his favourite recent discoveries.

  • Architecture, Wine and Gastronomy in Bordeaux

    Sunday October 12th, 2014

    Le Saint-James Hotel, located just 10 minutes from central Bordeaux has launched an exclusive new Jean Nouvel package. The package offers guests the opportunity to discover the best of the hotel’s Michelin starred gastronomy, as well as some of the works of the iconic French architect, Jean Nouvel who designed Le Saint-James.

Restaurant Reviews

There are cocktails and then there are cocktails. The former are vast ice-filled tumblers, with a cheap spirit and a flat mixer, shaken to within an inch of their life. The latter are well crafted drinks, created by people who understand balance, taste and the use of subtle flavours.


Loin of pork is wonderfully tasty and really zings in this timesaving recipe with the addition of roasted sweet root vegetables. Crunchy crackling and succulent pork are further enhanced with deep and rich onion gravy made with a Knorr Onion Gravy Pot. Serve with green leafy cabbage and enjoy.

Book Reviews

Will It Waffle? Yes, it will, claims the book cover that also promises 53 unexpected recipes to make in a waffle iron. Judging book by it's cover it looks like it will be an interesting one.


Sydney born, Paris trained and London lived, Skye Gyngell is working with VisitEngland on their latest campaign. Devoted to the kaleidoscopic range of Britain's food and drink Gyngell hopes to promote the best of British in this latest collaboration. Lara Cory had a chat with Skye to find out what she loves about British food, and how far she's travelled for a good meal.