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…

English Farmers Market – Meat, more meat, bacon and scotch eggs

I love a good farmer’s market, whether in the UK or the USA you can always be assured of getting your hands on some good local produce. In Chicago you are usually getting fruit and vegetables from Illinois and the surrounding States of Michigan and Wisconsin. In Nottingham it was meat and dairy from Nottinghamshire,…

After the pub crawl – Gourmet Burger Nottingham

   OK so after several pints of English Ale it was time to find some food to soak it all up. I really fancied a burger of some sort but I was in England and to be honest it is not as easy to find a good one here at 10pm as it would have…

A traditional night out in England – Friday Night Pub Crawl

If beer was food then this blog entry is about consuming a lot post work on a Friday night. It does lead up to a Food Blog entry but that is a seperate post. This Friday I was back in my home town of Nottingham becoming reaquainted with some English Beer and some of my old drinking…

Sausage and Mash – English Comfort Food

  It is nearing the end of  my first full week over in the UK and it has rained nearly every day. I guess that I did wish for some rain when I came over as I do miss the English rain. But now to be honest I am bored of it and I could do with so…

A rather nice lunch at Browns in Nottingham

Still in the UK and we were out celebrating both my Mother’s 65th Birthday and on the side St George’s Day. The place of choice for lunch was Browns, it is a bit more upmarket from my usual hot dog, burger, grilled cheese type places that I frequent off the elevated railway, but then again I…