Here at Dad central, we focus many meals around bread. Sandwiches are a fabulously versatile concept. They can be expressions of utmost simplicity or exotic creations that stand up to serious scrutiny.
This recipe sits somewhere in the middle; but provides a delicious and rich tasting meat and two veg standard of sandwich making [...]
Dad’s voyage around London took in a visit to Pizza East, part of the Shoreditch House, which is itself a part of the Soho House international clubs empire. The occasion was an intriguing charity launch. Extraordinary Ones is a new campaign that encourages restaurateurs and diners to collaborate by giving 20p – [...]
Dad was snooping round a supermarket recently and found some very handsome looking duck legs in the poultry fridge at a very reasonable price. After a couple of weeks in the freezer, we got them out last night to make a warm and nourishing dish for a cold spring evening after coming home [...]
Dad had a bit of a night out in Soho last week. Not jazz, not slinky dancing, but to the Soho Hotel, a ritzy modern temple to Soho’s position as a global media production centre.
From a ghastly `60s car park, inappropriately dumped on Wardour Street and redundant now that no-one drives into Soho, has [...]
Corinthia pop up invitation
Dad was invited to a pop up restaurant in a building site today. The site is now said to be the biggest in London – a former Minstry of Defence building, originally built as the luxy Metropole Hotel in the 1880s, on an imposing triangular site at the [...]
Dad has a curious rapport with sourdough. Always loved it, and other breads, but never been satisfied. The perfect loaf is like the zipless **** – like a horizon, always there, in the distance, but always receding and unobtainable. I never have made a loaf of bread which I was fully satisfied with.
But now, thanks [...]
Dad was pretty pleased to jump on a jetplane for Milan on Wednesday for a short visit to Campari. I didn’t travel from Luton Airport, nor did I find Loraine Chase mangling vowels.
What I did find was a huge multinational drinks company, 6th biggest in the world, throwing a bit of a [...]
Dad is a sucker for Italian food; it’s to do with regular Italian holidays as a child. Now I think I have a better eye for the best Italian, and can spot second rate at 500 metres. And maybe I can.
I visited an Italian lifestyle show the other day full of hopes for tasting [...]
Mother’s Day is tomorrow – Sunday 14th March, the 4th Sunday in Lent. It’s a big day for dads; some of the hopes and expectations of mum and children do surface about now.
Here at Dad’s place, we often submit to Mrs Dad’s love of fishcakes on her High Days – birthdays, Mother’s day, [...]
An alluring invitation slapped down in Dad’s inbox a week or two ago. Judging by the Guardian’s show biz blogger’s overheated comments I was lucky to get it.
Trudie Styler – Sting’s wife, and an actress in her own right, has got together with some businessmen and started a nearly-ready food brand that will sell through [...]