Monthly Archives: September 2013

Creamy mixed mushroom pie

This is an incredibly rich and luxurious pie thanks to the silky mushrooms and the creamy cheese. I originally wanted to use Gorgonzola, but have recently discovered this is not suitable for vegetarians. A list of suitable alternatives to Gorgonzola can be found here. In its place for this meal, I have used dolcelatte cheese. […]

Alternatives to Gorgonzola and Roquefort

Like Parmesan, Gorgonzola is not suitable for vegetarians. This is due to the animal rennet used while making it. Because Gorgonzola is DOC listed, it has to be made in this traditional way; otherwise it cannot be called Gorgonzola. Gorgonzola is often used in ‘vegetarian’ meals in restaurants, so check with the waiter/waitress if the […]

The Daffodil – Cheltenham

I visited the Daffodil in Cheltenham with my parents recently, and was wowed by the incredible building it sits in. Customers are greeted through and old fashioned glass box-office as they walk over a black daffodil mosaic. The decadent art deco entrance opens up in to a large theatre with sweeping stairs up to the […]

The Crooked Billet – Henley on Thames

The Crooked Billet is an unassuming little country pub, off the beaten track that specialises in fantastic, heaven sent food. I was lucky enough to eat at the Crooked Billet, just outside Henley on Thames, twice in one day as I was there for a wedding as well as lunch beforehand. We pitched our tent […]

Thali Cafe

Thali Cafe started off its life as a van at music festivals, serving its fresh Indian street food to revellers. The popularity of their healthy dishes took off and they opened their first cafe in Montpelier in Bristol. It was this restaurant I visited and was really impressed. The decor is fantastic; old school Bollywood […]