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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Julia Child would have been 100 this week. In her words, “the best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded, then whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.”

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Christian Louboutin

The Christian Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum showcases 20 years of designs from the iconic French shoe designer. There are some fantastic shoes and it’s a fun exhibition worth seeing! I also had a small delicious snack at the Spanish tapas bar, Jose, in Bermondsey, after the exhibition. A great way to start a long weekend!

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Long Weekend

I have had a wonderful long weekend in London! I started off by seeing Titanic in IMAX and 3D which was amazing! Then I saw the Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst shows at Tate Modern, followed by a great dinner at my favourite Soho restaurant, Polpo. I then went out into the countryside with some friends for a delicious pub lunch at The Royal Oak and a walk at Cliveden House in Berkshire. A great way to spend the Easter/Passover weekend.

 

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Moro

In honour of my birthday, I went to Moro with some lovely friends. The restaurant was fun and the Spanish/North African food was delicious! I had charcoal grilled lamb with grilled leeks, lentils and anchovy and pepper sauce and then a few bites of yoghurt cake with pistachios and pomegranate. It was a wonderful evening!

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Portland, Maine

I just had a lovely afternoon and evening in Portland. I went to this charming little store, Corey & Co. where many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind and made in the shop. Then, as always, I had a wonderful dinner at Fore Street. Not a bad way to end the year!

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French Press

It’s a windy cold Sunday in December, so I thought I would share this sweet little video. Enjoy your coffee.

a french press method from hufort on Vimeo.

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Harwood Arms

I recently went to the amazing gastropub, The Harwood Arms, with some lovely friends. The food was incredible (the best mashed potatoes I have ever had), the atmosphere was great and it’s definitely worth a trip, if you can get in.

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Spuntino

The people behind Polpo have done it again. Spuntino, the Soho restaurant with a New York speakeasy feel is delicious and fun. You may need to queue a bit, but it’s totally worth it!

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Manzano Mountains

I went for a great hike yesterday with my mom and Ginger (the dog) in the Manzano Mountains in New Mexico. The weather was beautiful and we drove through some funny little towns on our way to the trailhead. Luckily we didn’t get eaten by a bear, even though we were in bear country! Then, I finished the day with delicious green chile enchiladas.

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Polpo

After a few attempts to get into the small but popular restaurant in Soho, I finally made it to Polpo for dinner last weekend. We managed to grab some seats at the bar and eat there which was great, because we could chat with the charming bartenders! The Venetian style bacaro occupies the basement of a 18th century building where Canaletto once lived. All of the dishes are small and meant for sharing. My favourite was the broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschetta. You can’t make a reservation, so be prepared to wait. It’s worth it!

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