Category Archives: Review

Los Angeles vs. Los Angeles: Starring the Malibu Farm Pier Café

Los Angeles (definition) City in California Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New … Continue reading

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Dine LA: Restaurant Week (July 2013)

It’s that time of year again… (and for the most observant among you, I apologise for the blatant self-plagiarism of most of this post) …Restaurant Week is already underway in Los Angeles, giving diners the opportunity to eat a special … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Farm Shop: Spicy Lamb Steaks with Chickpea Salad and Minted Yoghurt

Recently, I strayed from beautiful South Yorkshire and ventured over the border to Derbyshire. It wasn’t a long journey (in fact it’s only a few miles from Sheffield), and a real pleasure to visit another stunning English county. Having lived … Continue reading

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Los Cabos: Exploring Mexican Food Culture – Part II

Finding a really good restaurant is always a delight. Finding a restaurant that’s truly exceptional happens only very occasionally. Flora’s Field Kitchen is situated right in the middle of the organic farm that supplies almost all of the produce that’s … Continue reading

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Los Cabos: Exploring Mexican Food Culture – Part I

A couple of weeks ago now, I very much enjoyed my first visit to Mexico. The Baja Peninsula is relatively close to us here in Los Angeles and a short (two hour) flight took us to the beautiful Los Cabos … Continue reading

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Food with a View: The Malibu Seafood Patio Café

The Pacific Coast Highway is a major north-south thoroughfare that runs along almost the entire length of California. Much of it is accompanied by what is often considered to be the most attractive coastal scenery in the United States. And … Continue reading

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Croeso i Gymru*: Notes from two days in Swansea – Part II

(*Welcome to Wales) A very wet day in the middle of winter might not be the most obvious time to visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales (at Llanarthne, midway between Cross Hands and Carmarthen and approximately 30 minutes drive … Continue reading

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Croeso i Gymru*: Notes from two days in Swansea – Part I

(*Welcome to Wales) Between Christmas and New Year we spent a few days in Wales – a place that never fails to take my breath away. On this occasion we were based in the coastal city of Swansea, which I … Continue reading

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‘Twas the afternoon before the night before Christmas…

Although I’ve only been away for about eight weeks this time, I’d forgotten how ridiculously beautiful the UK can be – even in the middle of winter when it’s overcast, wet and grey. I understand that my snapshot is not … Continue reading

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For Cupcake Addicts and Television Geeks

As a relative stranger in Los Angeles, I find it odd that my life is so frequently punctuated by the familiar. As a result of the film and television industries, many of the usually banal markers of everyday life are … Continue reading

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