REVIEW: Plateau, Brighton

“French tapas” may sound like an oxymoron as the word tapas is almost always synonomous with Spanish food, but french food served tapas style is a big part of what Plateau does, only they don’t call…

REVIEW: Aloka, Brighton

Last Saturday was my beloved Mother’s Birthday. For those of you that don’t know me you won’t know how much I ADORE her.  She is quite literally the loveliest, kindest and most generous person you’ll ever…

REVIEW: The Big Easy, London, W1

I was ridiculously excited about trying this restaurant after hearing really good things about it from people I know and seeing it massively bigged up on Trip Advisor as well. The Big Easy has been open for 15 years and models itself on the simple crabshacks…

RECIPE: Dinner for one

Mr P&P loathes, and I mean LOATHES mushrooms.  It’s incredibly annoying, as is his hatred for olives, dark chocolate and black pudding amongst other things.  As a result of this I take the opportunity to indulge…

New Obsession: Pinterest

This week I’ve made a brilliant discovery and I wanted to share the love: Pinterest. For those of you not already in the know, Pinterest is social network type site where you can collect, organise and…

RECIPE: Turkish Eggs

Last night whilst suffering with a massive dose of the post-Christmas blues I fancied something tasty and comforting to eat that wasn’t very labour-intensive and I’d been dying to try out this recipe for ages. This…

RECIPE: Leftovers

I’d anticipated that there would be a lot more leftovers from yesterday’s roast than there actually were.  I’d planned to make a chicken and vegetable broth with dumplings, but we’d stripped every last scrap of meat…

RECIPE: My first roast chicken

My first blog post is actually about my first experience of cooking a Roast chicken.  As a quite (I like to think) experienced cook it may seem unusual that I have never tackled such a traditional…