I’m quite often asked about traditional British foods and one of those regularly mentioned is the “Cornish Pasty”. (more…)
Well, if the title of this post doesn’t catch your eye then nothing will! (more…)
Many chefs will tell you that significant numbers of people are looking for wholesome but actually very undemanding cuisine after the rich excesses of Christmas and New Year.
As I’ve said before, I am a great lover of British cuisine.
Now it’s perfectly true that great chunks of our indigenous culinary traditions were driven to the brink of extinction by the insane 1960s-1980s headlong rush towards so-called ‘modern convenience foods’. Fortunately, a few enlightened people recognised the damage this was causing and over more recent times there has been a huge upsurge in the re-discovery of our native ingredients and dining traditions. (more…)
I have admitted once or twice to guests at our Kensington Hotel, albeit slightly sheepishly, that for some years I just didn’t “get” organic and biological food.
I was a lot younger when the first notes of concern were raised about certain agricultural practices and I suppose at the time, with the disdain of youth, I assumed it was largely hype and fashion. When I think of how I used to eat in those now long-gone days, I’m pleasantly surprised that I survived! (more…)
The question of where to eat seems to be one of the most frequent to pop up among guests staying at the Kensington hotel where I work. There are other recurring enquiries, of course, but it seems as though everybody wants to know about good places to eat. (more…)
I know I say this quite often, but one of the best things about working in a hotel in Kensington is the variety of different lunch options I have each day. Never has the phrase ‘something for everyone’ been better encapsulated than in my borough’s choice of eateries. Whether you fancy a burger, fish and chips, a nice sit-down meal, world cuisine or simply a quick bite from a major-chain franchise, you will find it all in Kensington! (more…)