We're not going to tackle the question of when to serve the cheese - before dinner (North America) or after dinner (Europe). This is simply a tutorial in which knife to use when.
While nothing beats it straight, sometimes you want to up the festive ante. Ergo, we bring you five cocktails made with Champagne, to ensure your coming days are particularly, um, sparkling.
It's mere days before New Year's. Do you know where your toast is?
Stay in, and make your night even better.
There is some very attractive about the word 'truffle'. It’s a versatile word, almost onomatopoeic. It can stand for either sweet or savoury, and it conjures up visions of indulgence and expense. The word has economy and decadence. I like that. Actually, I like truffles - both kinds.
When I was a boy, I used to stay at my aunt’s caravan at the beach over summer. And while this was a typical experience for many young Kiwis, and the South Pacific coast of New Zealand provides a better summer backdrops than most places, I struggled to be convinced by its merits.
A few weeks ago we went out to dinner with friends. Without meaning to, we spent $300 on dinner. That is so not the taste of austerity. It's time we talk about having friends over for dinner.
Never mind the fact I only drink wine. And unfortunately not normally at 5pm. It's not even a Mad Men thing. So what is it? The person I want to be.
We LOVE it when advertising companies think outside of the billboard.
There are very few outlets in the UK that have not paid tribute to the actor, Steven McQueen. The King of Cool occupies an special place in the heart of British men of a certain age for reasons that are easy to understand.
From a truffle sabayon imbued fillet steak tartare, to a perfectly cooked tuna steak on baby potatoes, the food was immaculate
Is London particular the ultimate winter soup, or do you have something even more warming up your woolly sleeve? And what else can you do with cheap and nutritious split peas?
Did that triple, venti, soy, no foam latte, you drank on the way in really help you get through all those emails this morning ?