Last weekend I found myself wandering around Abergavenny with my daughter. Shopping, soaking up the sun (surprisingly) and looking for something I might be able to talk about on this blog. I ended up with a few things to talk about. One bad experience but also one or two brilliant discoveries. Elm Tree Foods pies being one of them! Continue reading Elm Tree Foods: Pies
This is not the type of food that I will normally ‘review’ on this blog. However, if I feel as though something I eat is worth the mention I will definitely tell you about it. What might surprise you is the fact Nicholls, Abergavenny is actually a shop selling good quality jewellery, clothing and homeware. The website describes the space at the back serving food as a ‘Coffee Shop’. It is not open evenings but with a decent sized menu serving very good quality food it is not like any other Coffee Shop I have visited.
If I am honest, calling this a review would be unfair. I don’t know whether the book is well written and I don’t plan on going into detailed analysis of the entire book. All I can say is whether or not the food looks good. It’s more of a shout out! I like the book and if you like tasty food… You should definitely take a look.
Most of Jamie Oliver’s (or any celebrity chef) cook books are conscious about promoting healthy eating. While I think that people shouldn’t be encouraged to eat unhealthily, I do believe chefs should release more books like this. ‘Comfort Food’ gets me excited about cooking and eating which is important. The food looks incredible and I get excited about every recipe. Continue reading Book Review: Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food.
A couple of days ago I decided that I want to make the best burger possible in my own home. Inspired by The Beefy Boys (@TheBeefyBoys) and my recent visit to Sawyers Bar and Grill @Sawyersmagor (review here) I gave it a go. I believe that I am competent enough in the kitchen to make a burger. With the knowledge gained scrolling through Twitter recently, I should know how a good burger should look and taste.
Today I am ‘reviewing’ the Flat Iron Steak Pizza from Frankie and Bennys. A part of me nearly didn’t post this review because Frankie and Bennys is a national chain also responsible for Chiquitos and Garfunkel’s Restaurants to name a couple. I feel as though most of the people who write and read food blogs like mine only want to hear about the independent restaurants and food stalls/vans. The ones people haven’t always heard about.
For the most part, I am the same. There are countless reviews of Frankie and Bennys restaurants by bloggers and writers much more accomplished and respected than me. Not many people would read this and not already know about Frankie and Bennys pizza. I like to read and write about the less well known restaurants and street food but I also want to write about any and all food that I enjoy. So here it is.
Top Ten places I would like to eat.
I’m sure that just like me, many of you spend most of your time on the internet religiously scrolling through Twitter, salivating because every other Tweet shows images of some incredible burger, tasty ribs or a slowly smoked tender and juicy brisket. If you don’t, it’s probably because you are lucky enough to eat this food on a regular basis. I sit at my desk feeling very hungry and extremely disappointed with my miserable lunch 99% of the time. This does mean that, until now, I have kept a list of the top ten places I would like to eat in my head. Some of them are actually very nearby and some are much further afield and will probably stay on my list for a very long time.
Welcome to The Munch and Tattle.
This is not going to be a review of any kind. Before I jump in and post any reviews I want to make sure the photographs of the food I review are great (I am also a photographer) and I want to make sure that everything is well written. I will however tell you a little about myself and my intentions.