• Where to eat on Seymour Place

    Once upon a time, I had a truly terrible job working for a company on Seymour Place.  I think I lasted all of four months, and they felt like the longest four months of my life.  There wasn’t even anything exciting in the area to make up for the work woes.  I spent my free time eating claggy pasta salad from the local caff or drinking cheap wine in one of the old man pubs nearby.  So, funnily enough, it’s not a part of town that I tend to frequent much these days.  But, London being what it is, Seymour Place has evolved and developed over the years into somewhere really rather interesting.  The…

  • Recipe – Chard & Taleggio Risotto

    Disclaimer: I generally don’t cook with exact measures, unless I’m baking. “Chard risotto??”, I hear you cry.  Yes, it may sound odd but, believe me, it tastes really good.  Winter is all about comfort food, and this risotto will give you a great big hug while still being (vaguely) healthy. Chard is currently in season and is a great source of iron.  You can use it as a side dish with most meat and fish, but here we make it the star of the show. Risotto rice A knob of butter Vegetable stock A small bottle of white wine 1 x onion – finely chopped 3 x garlic cloves –…