Frugal feast at an old favourite – The Empress, Victoria Park

It’s been ages since I last updated this blog. Life got in the way, diarising my family’s eating habits felt less important and I bought a new house in Devon, which stalkers and holidaymakers can rent out over the holidays – so long as they don’t daub my name in blood upon its pristine white… Continue reading Frugal feast at an old favourite
– The Empress, Victoria Park

Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

The almighty juggle of the summer holidays has begun, and, trying to have some fun amid the kids’ various activities – Jonah’s been climbing with Mile End Climbing Wall in the Breacon Beacons, while Ava’s been doing pottery on a holiday course at Wonderland ceramics, Victoria Park – and our full-time jobs, is, as usual,… Continue reading Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

Intergenerational Easter feast at Bacaro, Roman Road

We were really excited when we discovered a swanky looking new eatery on the coming-up-apace Roman Road,  just a stone’s throw from our East London residence (I say that as if we have many houses – I can assure you, at present, we don’t). And so, with the rentals (Grandma Kat and Jim) coming up… Continue reading Intergenerational Easter feast at Bacaro, Roman Road

Italian in a French mountain resort, and food that protects your butt on the slopes 

Whenever family Tiger travel to a French-speaking holiday resort, be it Corsica last summer, Cavalier on the southern French coast where Tiger Tom used to own an apartment by the sea, or the cute little mountain village of Valberg, where we’ve taken to going skiing in the winter months, it always feels as though vegetables… Continue reading Italian in a French mountain resort, and food that protects your butt on the slopes 

Blue cheese ballsup at All Star Lanes, Brick Lane

Trying to plan a last minute bowling trip for Jonah and his friends this weekend, as a final festive hurrah on the last non-school night of what has been an incredibly lazy Xmas, was a little like trying to organise a piss up in a brewery, and not in a good way. As much as the… Continue reading Blue cheese ballsup at All Star Lanes, Brick Lane

Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road

We love having a range of independent restaurants on the street where we used to live, near Victoria Park on the Hackney/Tower Hamlets border. And as the area becomes increasingly popular as a gastroexcursion/ festival destination, we’re increasingly grateful that we no longer live in medias res – i.e. it’s becoming almost too popular. With… Continue reading Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road