Blood, sweetbreads and jeers (Daily Telegraph)

Where Bourdain's prose was like someone pirouetting around an abbatoir with a chainsaw, Buford is more measured, offering the inquisitive view of a middle aged ingenu. In the end it gives us a better picture of how a great restaurant kitchen really feels.

2020-03-03T11:09:49+00:00August 21st, 2018|Books|

Dog days in Roman’s empire (Daily Telegraph)

The blurb would have us believe that as Benedict Allen and his team of huskies plunge over a precipice, the author asks himself: 'why do explorers put themselves in such dangerous situations? And – once the worst possible situation occurs – how do they find the resources to survive?’

2020-03-03T11:10:06+00:00August 18th, 2017|Books, Nature, Travel|