Austrian Sausages in Derbyshire England? Well why not!

  A Sunday afternoon drive in the Derbyshire countryside should have been accompanied by a traditional sunday roast dinner in a country pub, but in the village of Bakewell I was drawn into sampling some sausages at the Tiroler Stuberl Austrian Coffee shop and Sausage Importer. Tiroler Stuberl is a small Family Business that has been serving…

A Club Sandwich Hunt via another Friday Night Pub Crawl

This food hunt entry works backwards from the food and then goes in reverse careering back down hill through the pub crawl. The last stop of the night was at The Roebuck Inn in Nottingham where the default choice of the night had to be a Club Sandwich with Chips described on their menu as “Our signature sandwich, on toasted white bloomer bread,…

Fish and Chips at the oldest pub in England

If you are drinking beer at the “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem”, the oldest pub in England, then why not consume a plate of Fish and Chips to go with it? There is no good answer as to why not, so I took the safe option and did just that. Although it was quite tasty it was a…

“Toad in the Hole” inspired by ‘The Fabulous Bakers Brothers’

One of the benefits of returning to the UK is that I have been able to catch up on my UK Cookery programmes and get introduced to some new chefs. It’s amazing how quickly someone new can arrive on the scene. My new favorites are the “Fabulous Baker Brothers”- Henry and Tom Herbert. They have a show on Channel…

“Please sir, Can I have ANOTHER Scotch Egg?”

Ok it’s all getting a bit out of hand on the Scotch Egg consumption front! After a year and a half in Chicago where I had located and consumed the grand total of two scotch eggs, I am becoming overwhelmed with the plethora of opportunity here in the UK. When I was last over here you…

Club sandwich or Double Decker? – its all in the toast

When is a Club Sandwich not a Club Sandwich? When it is a double decker. A Double Decker is so called because each layer of filling forms a deck, much like a double decker London bus. A club sandwich on the other hand is double-decker with two layers of fillings between three slices of toasted bread. Traditionally the club ingredients…

Jamie’s Italian – Nottingham

It’s hard not to get excited about a trip to one of Jamie Oliver’s resturants, over the years he has been almost constantly in the spotlight and gets as much good press and he gets bad press. He has probably featured equally on the what’s hot and what’s not lists. I think to me his greatest…