A WHALE OF A TIME AT BELUGA

Wow, what a summer we’re having here in Malaga! The sun’s hat is well and truly on, as are our facemasks. As a result, us honorary Malagueños are sweating like the U.S Bureau of Medical Services each time Trump advocates using hydroxychloroquine. While we continue to exercise strict Covid precautions, sitting down for a meal…

MAGNIFICENT MUSSEL AND MONKFISH STEW RECIPE

Mr Flavour and I recently left our home to go for a lovely stroll. No, not to join the masses outside Primark in queuing for essential discount leisurewear, but to the local harbour for a breath of salty sea air. As we walked quayside, we noticed how the deep blue waters teemed with movement. Gazing…

WILD BOAR (PORK) RAGU WITH TAGLIATELLE

Mr Flavour and I revisited a long-forgotten pastime this week. No, not playing Pogs, or learning New Kids On The Block lyrics from Smash Hits magazine. We went for a drink in an actual bar! Yes, following months of strict lockdown in Spain, some bars and restaurants have reopened their outdoor space at 50% capacity….

CAN’T GO OUT KATSU CURRY RECIPE

The weeks go by and the restaurants are still closed (for good reason, of course). Mrs Flavour and I have been forced to spend more time in the kitchen than Nigel Farage spends overlooking the port at Dover. Delicious food has long been instrumental in shaping our lifestyle, and unfortunately, our waistlines too. Lockdown has…

STAY AT HOME POKE RECIPE

Having ignored recent advice to inject disinfectant, Mrs Flavour and I have been preparing feasts using the very limited, 2 hob-no oven kitchen setup at our new Spanish home. Fortunately for us, our possessions were recently delivered, meaning we have access to whisks, measuring jugs and knives sharp enough to shave with. Just in time…

LOCKDOWN CHICKEN CURRY RECIPE

It’s been another busy week at Casa Flavour. We’ve been rushed off our slippers, shooing pigeons from the patio and racing through Duolingo until we learn the Spanish words for “do you sell facemasks?” All this lockdown excitement certainly fuels the appetite, so we’ve been cooking more meals than the internet cooks up coronavirus conspiracy…

A SENSATIONAL SUPPER AT THE STAY INN

We’re loving lockdown….said nobody, ever! On the bright side, we now know how to do bicycle crunches and Russian twists (note – not a cocktail). We’ve also developed a new fondness for housework, meaning the 3 second rule has been extended to 3 minutes for any food dropped onto our pristine kitchen floor. Despite restricted…

FRIED GNOCCHI WITH PEA AND HAM

Hope you’re all well and finding ways to amuse yourselves during lockdown. Mrs Flavour and I have been enjoying drinks at The Stay Inn, plus dinner at our new favourite restaurant, Notre Salon. It’s fair to say, we’re missing nightlife more than Joe Exotic’s husband misses teeth. Our fondness for a good meal has inspired…

DUST OFF YOUR APPETITES FOR COAL OFFICE

We remember the days when Kings Cross was a pretty sketchy area. Only the bravest, drunkest and most debauched would venture there seeking sinful pleasures. Mrs Flavour and I recently took a staggered walk down memory lane. As the Saturday afternoon prosecco bathed our senses, we headed to the recently reinvigorated and rather snazzy Coal…

VALENCIA, FLAVOUR STYLE!

Life is too short for regrets. One should never feel sorry for bouts of recreational debauchery, unless of course one is campaigning to be the next Prime Minister. With grey, politically volatile London taking its toll on Mr and Mrs Flavour, we spanked the credit card and booked a cheeky weekend in Valencia. Armed with…

A TASTE OF HUNGARY AT TURUL PROJECT

Sundays are typically as productive as a Parliamentary vote for Mr and Mrs Flavour. Just as most couples, we like to Netflix and chill under the duvet until our hangovers subside. When the good people at the Turul Project invited us to their Sunday evening pop-up, we were out of bed quicker than the mythological…

HEARTY BRITISH FAYRE AT HOLBORN DINING ROOM

Mr Flavour has been spending a lot of time on the internet recently. He sits there quietly, phone in hand, with his mouth agape, drooling as he ogles pictures of tasty little beauties. I’m talking of course about Calum Franklin’s magnificent pies, which grace the pages of Instagram like the pastry equivalent of really, really,…