May 2003

Holy Smoke!

No, the title of this book is not merely an obscure reference to Greek mythology – the Minotaur really does…

Smarties

Although the brightly speckled pot looked appetising the reality of the ice cream within was a vast disappointment. A poor…

Rolo

I just can’t take an ice cream that looks like a "turd on a stick" with any amount of seriousness.…

Nestle Double Cream

A rip off of the original Magnum, Nestle’s chocolate and vanilla combination has some merit. The chocolate is tasty, thick…

Technique @ Oslo, Leeds

The first time I went to Oslo in Leeds was purely by accident. A bit drunk after drinking cocktails and…

Sizzle In The Sun

The sun has got his hat on, as Lizzi Holman shouts hooray and heralds the start of the best thing about summertime, the barbeque season and the joys of eating in the great outdoors

Cous-cous a la Delia

This was a recipe I first made one day last summer, and since then whip it out at any excuse. Its moved away from Delia Smith’s original so as to make up for the fact that I don’t always have the ingredients necessary. The important thing is a really sharp dressing, and generous lumps of firm goats cheese

I Capture The Castle

Cert. PG Director: Tim Fywell Starring: Romola Garai, Henry Thomas Runtime: 113 minutes The family unit can, as we know,…

Intacto

Cert. 15 Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Starring: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela Runtime: 118 minutes If this is the first review…

Maltesers

A surprise success, the Maltesers ice cream was a faithful recreation of the best bits of ‘the lighter way to…

Magnum “Guilt” Special Edition

I nearly spat out my first mouthful of this special edition, one of the seven deadly sins that Magnum have…

Magnum Double Caramel

As if the original Magnum wasn’t rich enough already, they’ve added another layer of chocolate, with sickly sweet caramel sandwiched…