Salt cod in Porto, Portugal
Food and drink

Creative cuisine is working class art

October 5, 2020 Jack 0

My favourite part of the hotel was the kitchen, a volatile place where big personalities added expletives and threats to an air filled with the aroma of uninventive dishes destined for the unadventurous palates of coach excursionists from England. […]

Food and drink

7 steps to culinary enlightenment

July 1, 2019 Jack 0

If you’re the sort of person who, in culinary terms, likes and dislikes exactly the same things you enjoyed as a child, stop reading. This will be meaningless. On the other hand, if your palate has evolved over the years, then you might want to try this little exercise yourself. […]

Food and drink

What it means to be a foodie

January 23, 2017 Jack 0

It seems to me there can be a lot of busking going on when it comes to defining what a foodie is, possibly because those doing said busking aren’t foodies. […]

Costa Brava

El Bulli Restaurant, In Ferran We Trust

July 31, 2011 Jack 4

Ferran Adriá approaches the chef in front of me. He inserts the tip of a pair of tweezers into what looks like a miniature uncooked egg with a pea instead of yolk. He tastes it, says something to the chef and smiles. I feel relieved on the chef’s behalf. […]