Most of my life has been the humdrum kind. It’s been a good life, but you know, work, travel, dinners; not the stuff of legends. And then there are a few episodes so unlikely that I’m not sure they were real. An unlikely friendship with Blofeld, or more correctly Charles Gray, the actor who playedContinue reading “Caviar & the Soviet Ambassador”
Category Archives: Chris & Eddie
Eddie and I had a little dinner party yesterday and I made a great French classic, Blanquette d’Agneau, lamb in a creamy white sauce. It’s probably one of the simplest things to make, it keeps in the chiller for 3 days and in fact improves with age, it freezes extremely well and is hardly anyContinue reading “Blanquette d’Agneau”
The Big Project
Eddie and I live in a small flat, so space isn’t exactly generous, especially if you collect all sorts of things, like we do. Nevertheless, we have this one room that’s been standing “empty” for years. It’s storage, it’s where some of the books live and it is where this huge painting of a pigletContinue reading “The Big Project”
This Wine Tastes Like Schist
I recently scrolled through the pictures I took on a visit to the Fritz Haag vineyard in 2017. Fritz Haag’s vineyard has been around since 1605 and as far as anyone knows, it’s been in the family ever since. The white haired gentleman you see in the pictures is Wilhelm Haag who took over fromContinue reading “This Wine Tastes Like Schist”
May the 4th. Be with us.
And so we have been told that we can open for business again. Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to limit our first week to just Fuego, with areas demarcated for tables, walkways taped to the floors and capacity limited to one seating only. I think this is the time for us toContinue reading “May the 4th. Be with us.”
The Lost Weekend
Eddie and I decided we should give the tortellini making another go. Now that our pasta machine had arrived, it was sure to be a complete breeze! Making the filling was going to be quick (it was) and we had a batch of tortellini broth ready in the freezer from last time, so there wasContinue reading “The Lost Weekend”
The Mint Julep
Unless you live in Kentucky and just lurve the derby, it’s likely you haven’t had one of these in a while. Here’s how to remedy that situation.
Time for a Wo-Man’s Drink!
We don’t want to be sexist here now, do we? It’s interesting though how we think of a strong drink, generally debauched drinking habits and booze-swaggery bravado as a man’s habits. I’ve known and still know plenty of women, ladies even!, who are no shrinking violets when it comes to strong drink. Why, even CamelliaContinue reading “Time for a Wo-Man’s Drink!”
It’s Pimm’s o’Clock
In a rare rah-rah moment we create the perfect Pimm’s & Lemonade.
Splendid, I say!
A Drink a Day…
Chris & Eddie build and unusual, but entirely delicious Martini on a recipe given to them by a complete stranger.