What could you put in your garden if space, money and sunshine were unlimited? A pool? A hot tub? A gym? The Ideal Home Show is the perfect place to find mad, aspirational stuff for the ultimate foodies garden.
I was glad to get one of the last red-hot tickets to Little Viet Kitchen's monthly Supperclub, which was held on Sunday night. Showcasing Vietnamese food, the evening had a special 5-course menu which changes monthly, all cooked to head Chef, Thuy Diem Pham's, exacting standards.
A question at a recent quiz got me thinking about wine bottle sizes. They have grand names derived from kings or notable historic legends, not withstanding their rarity in everyday life creating a sense of awe when seen. Here are Bordeaux's wine bottle sizes, and how many glasses each contains.
The last ever London Drinker Festival occurred last Friday during 'London Beer Week'. I decided to check out what we'll be missing, as well as meeting brewers from ELB at a tutored tasting of their beers.
Porto is the place for discovering wines from the Douro and Port, but I still managed to find time to check out beers from the burgeoning craft beer scene - as well as discovering how to order beer correctly!
You'd be a either a fool or teetotal to visit Porto without tasting the Port wine on offer - so I duly obliged. Over several days I managed to fit several different tastings into the schedule to understand and explore the complexities of the different styles which exist.
There's nothing ruder than firing away loudly in English ignorantly, as you point at the beer taps in some countries. So don't look like a buffoon to the locals - learn how to order a beer in their native language.