Tag Archives: restaurant

He who shouts loudest

Being the middle one of five children, I learned, very quickly, that I had to be loud, very loud, just to get myself noticed. Well, maybe I didn’t actually have to be be loud. But it was the only way it occurred to my simple self to get listened to when pitched against my two elder, […]

The cost of being vegetarian

If you’re looking for a husband, a wife, a life partner, you could do worse than consider a vegetarian. Sure, it can mean tetchy conversations when choosing restaurants because many chefs are so unimaginative about vegetarian cooking. And it can cause confusion when in France where the catering industry rarely seems to acknowledge the phenomenon. […]

Can you remember?

Some time ago, while all my family and friends were dressing for the winter trying to keep warm, I was sitting with some colleagues on the patio of a superb restaurant overlooking stunning countryside just outside Cape Town and was about to have lunch. Just to rub it in, the temperature was around 30°C but […]

Lentils, spinach and spiced potatoes

Last week’s recipe was for a goat or lamb curry with lentils and I’m continuing the theme this week with another warming dish, but this time vegetarian and inexpensive, for this unseasonally cold Spring. I’ve used puy lentils but other sorts can be used. However, just make sure that you follow the preparation and cooking […]