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


“I’ll just lie under the veranda and pant”

It’s hard to credit, but this year even if it rains steadily until October we will still have had a barbecue summer. The thermometer nudges its way to 30⁰ while the Government guidelines advise us to drink plenty and stay in the cool. Truth to tell a real, hot, old-fashioned summer comes along so infrequently that most of us are not sure how to tackle it. We all eat less, which could be construed as a good thing, but probably isn’t as cold beers, strawberries with clotted cream and snacking on crisps is no dietician’s dream ticket.


  • 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