Interviews

Interview: Ken Hom

In the 1940s, Ken Hom’s Cantonese parents moved to the US. Later the man who would go on to become one of the world’ ...

Interview: Paul Rankin

A year ago today, Paul Rankin locked the doors to Cayenne for the last time. The iconic Belfast restaurant replaced ...

Interview: Valentine Warner

There’s an air of likability and sincerity about Valentine Warner that’s evident from the first few seconds of our c ...

Interview: Albert Roux

In 1967, just over a decade after arriving in England, two brothers opened a restaurant on Lower Sloane Street in Lo ...


Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: Margarita

I’ve never really been a fan of those … days. You know the ones? Valentine’s Day. National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Drink Shitloads of Wine Day. Be Nice to ...

Recipes

Recipe of the Week: Muffuletta

Yay! We finally have somewhat acceptable picnic weather on the horizon. With this in mind, I thought I’d share ...

Desert Island Dishes

Desert Island Dishes: Paul Currie

Local comedian and clown Paul Currie took a break from being utterly hilarious with cornflakes, to drink some camomile tea and tell me all about his Desert Island Dishes this ...

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Review: The Malt Room

So, a freezing Winter’s afternoon sees myself and Mr Ferris meeting up for an impromptu lunch at The Malt Room – the ...

Basic Guide To...

Molecular Mixology

Even just writing the words ‘molecular mixology’ has forced me to slam my head off the desk and poke myself in the e ...

Wine

Pimp up your cheeseboard

Here’s my handy little pairing tip to go with any blue cheese. Acacia honey. A beautiful, light, and slightly ...

Weird Shit

Donald Duck gets rat-arsed

See any time you hear auld folk talking about the decline in our moral standards? See whenever certain people witter ...

Dried & Maligned

Noodle review: Vifon

This week’s noodle is not new to me. In fact if I had started this column in 2013 it would certainly have been nomin ...