Food & Drink

Foraging for Wild Food

Food for Free: How to fill your larder from foraging, by Daniel Butler.


When the first humans arrived in Britain some 7,000 years ago they were hunter-gatherers. For the next four millennia our ancestors lived almost entirely on the natural produce of our woods, pastures, rivers…

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The Cook’s Atelier, Burgundy

An interview with Marjorie Taylor & Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier.

Image courtesy of Emily Johnston

Good food & fine wine lovers enjoying making real food, from scratch, sourced from the local area, in great company, in a stunningly historic building brimming with conviviality and bonhomie was the vision…

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Jersey Black Butter

Last bastion of an ancient tradition.


Jersey is the most southerly of the British Isles, located only 22 kilometres from the French coast of Normandy. Fairly independent, the Bailiwick of Jersey is known as a centre for international finance,…

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Fungi Foraging: Forage without fear

A beginners guide to mushroom foraging by Daniel Butler, author of Fungi Forays.


The British just don’t understand wild mushrooms. If you mention the topic most people instantly think of deadly ‘toadstools’ and autumn – probably in that order. Any personal experience of harvesting will almost…

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A Brief History of Cocktails

A brief look into the history of cocktails over the years.

Image courtesy of Cosi Tabellini UK.

Are you a purist; scientifically measuring and decanting, carefully studying the recipe? Or are you more relaxed; guesstimating a slug and hoping for the best? Or do you pretend to be ‘Bond, James…

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