Author Archives: Anthea Gerrie

The Jones Family Project

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 1:01 pm by .

A 70s-style bar awash in greenery portrays The Jones Family Project as a probable purveyor of right-on clean eating.   But appearances deceive; huge hunks of prime rib, rumps of hoggett and primeval pork tomahawks are what drive  traffic to this serious Shoreditch steakhouse after sundown.

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Restaurant Noble

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 1:15 pm by .

Den Bosch in Holland is most famous for native son Hieronymous, the mediaeval artist famous for his huge, often scandalous psychedelic paintings.  However, now it’s also on the culinary map, thanks to local food hero Edwin Kats, who has made Noble the second Michelin-starred restaurant in Den Bosch.

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Truffle Hunting in Uzès, South of France

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 8:57 am by .

If there’s one reason to visit the South of France in winter, when despite the brilliant sunshine, it’s freezing cold from the Camargue to the Cote d’Azur, it’s truffles.   Fittingly for an area associated with luxury travel, this – particularly the area surrounding the picturesque town of Uzès –  is one of the most prolific hunting grounds in the world for tuber melanosporum, as the black truffle of winter is known.

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Palm Springs Modernism Week

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 12:06 pm by .

Barack Obama put Palm Springs on the world map when he fled there from a chilly Washington DC on the day of Trump’s inauguration, and thousands of architecture buffs will follow him there in February.   For this California resort awash in sun, sand and mountains is actually most famous for the greatest concentration of mid-century modern homes in the world.

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The Jugged Hare

Monday, January 9th, 2017 12:44 pm by .

The Jugged Hare, a City of London institution at any time of year, really comes into its own during game season. Which means getting down to Chiswell Street before spring breaks out to tuck into the last and rarest of the birds as well as wild beasties.

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Lotus Indian restaurant

Friday, December 16th, 2016 5:29 pm by .

Lotus Indian restaurant , two minutes from Charing Cross, breaks the rule which says an ethnic restaurant close to a mainline station is likely be inauthentic at best, a tourist trap at worst.   In fact this multi-award-winning eatery is up there with the best Indian restaurants in London, as good as the several with a Michelin star this reviewer has dined at.

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