“My First Sushi” GUEST POST – Benjamin Vallance (Aged 10)

One of my favourite blogs is “1 dish 4 the road” by Aaron Vallance and when he mentioned on Twitter that his 10 year old son Ben had submitted his fist ever piece of food writing to a food writing competition, I offered to pay Ben his first writers commission ($5) in order to publish…

The Silver Cup, Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Life has a funny way of coming full circle, so it is perhaps unsurprising that whilst I was back in the UK I spent a couple of months working for the son of the lady who gave me my start in the hospitality business at Harpendens fabled “Billys Bar & restaurant” back in 1998. Landlord…

Noble Rot, Soho, London

One of the restaurants I was most looking forward to when I was back in the UK was at the Soho branch of Noble Rot, previously home to the legendary Gay Hussar restaurant, famed for being the location of preference for conservative party members plotting to overthrow then PM Margaret Thatcher back in in the…

“A Cruise To Nowhere” GUEST POST

My friend Jo in Singapore has been kind enough to write this weeks guest post on her recent “Cruise to Nowhere” experience Jo was born and raised in Surrey, in the United Kingdom and has been lucky enough to call Singapore home since 2011, when we met and became friends. Daughter of a Singaporean mother…