Cookery Quote
Never eat anything bigger than your head
Whenever you see crossed chives you are in trouble
We should all be eating less meat and better meat


From Fecamp in Normandy to the Burnley Miners Social

On the 5th December I had the privilege of attending the Guild of Beer Writers’ Awards dinner. As ever it was a fierce affair and we were swept along on a wave of different beers, each one seemingly stronger than the last. The large number of entries for each of the seven awards meant a great deal of reading for the judges, and in the end The Michael Jackson Award for the beer writer of the year went to Will Hawkes.


  • Chicken soup at Harry Morgan
  • Fish soup at Terroirs
  • Duck soup at Min Jiang
  • Pho at Song Que
  • Tripe soup at Istanbul Iskembecisi
  • London Particular at the Coach & Horses