The Best Fish-and-Chips in the World
Bobby's Fresh Fish Mart - Best Fish n Chips in the World

It’s a curious thing, but I crave Fish-and-Chips, almost every week. I do try to constrain this addiction to a once a fortnight fix, although it’s a feeble attempt. Read More >

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Franceseco Gabriele – Chewton Glen, England
Franceseco Gabriele - Chewton Glen

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.Read More >

The Millbrook Inn – South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon, England – Best Pub Experience
Millbrook Inn - Devon

July 1st, 2013: Having just stayed for two nights in Chillington, Devon, England at a charming and wonderfully eclectic lodging called the White House, I simply have to share with you (as a prelude to an article covering a 2 week trip ‘wandering’ in England) a dinner we had just down the road at the Millbrook Inn, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon; one of the most pleasant pub meals I have ever had. Read More >

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The Rise of the English – the New Frontier of Wines and the Wine Pantry in London
A genial atmosphere tasting English wines alfresco at the Wine Pantry

Our Wandering Sommelier, Shalom Chin, investigates the English wine following the trail from the Wine Pantry at Borough Market and out into the field in Kent and Sussex. And he’s impressed with what he sees – read on… Read More >

The Big Fish – Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant
Rick Stein - Whole Dover Sole meunière with noisette butter

I have been wanting to dine at Rick Stein’s ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow, Cornwall for years and having finally satisfied this longstanding curiosity, I have been vacillating on this review for months now, having certain reservations when it comes to appraising those who are exceedingly successful and cooking celebrities enjoying immense commercial success.

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