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…

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…

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,…

A RETURN TO INDULGENCE AT RITORNO

January eh? What a load of rubbish! Depleted bank accounts, Baltic temperatures and a desperate battle to shift the excess poundage which magically appeared over the festive season. Panicked by tumultuous events at Parliament and news of a 97-year-old man terrorising the British highways, we felt compelled to cheer ourselves up with some decadence. There’s…

A BITE-SIZED TALE OF BRIGADIERS

As a food loving couple based in London, we find ourselves overwhelmed with choice and busy with indulgence where restaurants are concerned. It’s been months since we ate at Brigadiers and although their menu has changed, we felt obliged to share tales of our experience at this heavenly restaurant. Regular readers of our blog will…

THE SWEETEST FINALE AT BIRD OF SMITHFIELD

Do you favour the flavour of a savoury starter, or make a beeline for the main course? Either way, you’ll need to leave room for dessert at Bird of Smithfield this season. Their spring menu has been graced with four delectable desserts that will make you want to order back to front. We were lucky…

TASTY TAPAS AT BOQUERIA

Look at the size of that Paella! This was meant to be a portion for 3 people but I reckon those enormous Langoustines could satisfy all of Brixton by themselves. We joined a group of friends at Boqueria to celebrate a birthday in the best way possible; namely consuming our bodyweight in delicious Tapas. We…

RAGU AND ROMANCE AT ROSSOPOMODORO

As we all know, once a year each February comes a day when couples celebrate their love. Their love of Pizza that is! Yes, Friday 09th February is National Pizza day and ever the romantic, Mr Flavour whisked me away from work for an evening of exchanging sweet nothings at our favourite Italian chain restaurant,…