restaurants

chicken liver bruschetta recipe

Chicken Liver on Toast From Dole

We went to have dinner at the Grain de Sel in Dole, a great restaurant whose attractions are primarily its food, and also its position, looking out over the can...
stuart ash, head chef at Woods in Bath

How I Hit The Restaurant Jackpot in Bath

On my way from Dartmoor to Oxford I knew I’d be passing through Bath around lunchtime. While planning months earlier, I’d asked my old French teacher (see Black...
how to make the perfect dry martini

How To Make The Perfect Martini Cocktail

“You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature,' my pink Cadillac, my highway, my Martini, the stage for my...
steak with herbs recipe

The Montepulciano Restaurant Guide

A month or so ago we were travelling through Italy, and we stopped at a lovely villa just outside Montepulciano. The hotel does not provide dinner so we went in...

Simon and Garfunkel Herbed Steak

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme So sang Simon and Garfunkel in 1966 in one of the most memorable and classic songs of its thyme (I'm sorry!) and as I was tra...
Val McDermid with Sue Black at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writers’ Soft Herring Roes

What actually are herring roes? Sometimes known as 'melts', soft herring roes are the creamy, rich roes of male herring. 2014 was a bad year for them, and tinn...