Dinner party pictures


Starter Crispy fried Polenta with strong goats cheese and gooseberry relish Main Course Courgette and lemon baked risotto with side salad Dessert Honeycomb chocolate mousse and koeksisters   Small fail on the koeksister front but they tasted nice. I used loads of cinnamon so they were pretty danishy rather than syrupy. The syrup itself, decided…

Dinner for Wednesday night dinner party


It’s looking like a good one. Starter Crispy fried Polenta with strong goats cheese and gooseberry relish Main Course Courgette and lemon baked risotto with side salad Dessert Churros and chocolate sauce.   How good does that sound? Brilliant if you’re a vegetarian I bet. It’s supposed to be a vegetarian challenge!

Restaurants to try in London


I have been growing my list. It’s a bit ridiculous. Dishoom – we’re planning on a visit on sunday. Last visit was totally awesome, so I have high expectations of this one. The Drunken Monkey – this is the plan for saturday, where we shall chill out and gossip with some friends. Friday – I…

Celeriac gratin & fondant potatoes


I have discovered celeriac. This is really quite cool. It’s slightly turnipy and when baked as a gratin / dauphinoise, it tastes as good as potato. Quite excellent. We had it with salad and cajun cod. Celeriac is very low in carbs so is a good potato replacement. Fondant potatoes are one of those things…

Status update


I have to apologise for the interruption in the regular service from the world of Funk. 1. Our broadband is on a Go-Slow. This is the most infuriating thing in the world ever. I can’t upload images, I can’t post, I can’t read anything other than really really slowly. It’s ridiculous. Virgin claim that it…

Shiraz, Persian in Bristol


Name: Shiraz Address: 275 Hotwells Road Clifton, Bristol BS8 4SF 0117 925 5668 shirazrestaurantbristol.com Where do my tips go? To the staff at this friendly family run restaurant Offered tap water? Straight away. Service: Friendly and helpful, especially considering that Iranian food is a new one for most people. Food: Some of the best street…

A day in Geneva


Geneva is, as described by my mother, very Swissy. It’s a bit prim and proper, like the archetypal maiden aunt.  I did a little bit of staring at it. It was very very hazy. The city is dominated by the fountain thing. It’s basically one big jet of hair into the air. About 10 meters…

Raclette


Raclette is a French mountain cheese. It’s heated at the table and you scrape the melted cheese off the plate at the bottom and pour it over boiled potatoes and eat it with charcuterie meats, pickled gerkins/onions and salad. It’s so so delicious.