Pevarini (Venetian Pepper Biscuits)

I’m a sucker for biscuits made with dark molasses, like these Pevarini – white pepper biscuits hailing from Venice. White pepper is combined with cinnamon and molasses to create a warm and mellow flavour. This recipe is from Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice: Small Bites From the Lagoon City by Emiko Davies. Read our full ... Read more »

Fegato alla Veneziana (Venetian-style Liver)

Fegato alla Veneziana (Venetian-style Liver)

As a lover of liver when it’s cooked just right, I adore it in the Venetian style. Rich, meaty liver and sweet, caramelised onions marry with white wine vinegar to create a wonderfully balanced dish. This is traditionally made with veal (calve’s) liver but we’ve also made the dish using lamb’s liver with great success. ... Read more »

Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice by Emiko Davies

Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice by Emiko Davies

Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice: Small Bites From the Lagoon City by Emiko Davies is a cookbook reader’s book, a title for those who are as eager to read about the culture, history and stories of a cuisine as they are to make the recipes. Cicchetti (pronounced chi-ke-tee) are small morsels of food served alongside ... Read more »

Bryn Williams’ Porth Eirias Bistro in Colwyn Bay

Roasted prawns with garlic and chilli

Bryn Williams’ Porth Eirias Bistro sits in a modern building – all floor to ceiling glass and sloped rooves – right on Porth Eirias beach. The Porth Eirias Waterfront building was completed in 2013, funded by the local council to house a watersports centre, educational and conference facilities, retail unit and cafe/ bistro. Bryn Williams ... Read more »

How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned Cocktail

If you’ve ever wanted to make an Old Fashioned cocktail at home, this recipe from Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith is just what you need! If, like us and our book reviewer Nicky, you have a bourbon collection that’s somehow always growing, this is a great way to use it in a tasty, classic cocktail. ... Read more »

How to Make a Floradora Cocktail

Floradora Cocktail from Olly Smith's Home Cocktail Bible

This Floradora cocktail recipe is from Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith, and mixes Chambord, gin, lime juice and ginger beer to create a simple, pale pink thirst-quencher that’s perfect for a hot summer evening. Read our full review of Olly Smith’s Home Cocktail Bible here. Named after an early 1900s musical, this is a ... Read more »

How to Make a Jelly Bean Cocktail

Jelly Bean Cocktail from Olly Smith's Home Cocktail Bible

This Jelly Bean cocktail recipe is from Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith, and recommends a round of jelly beans as an accompaniment – sounds great already, doesn’t it? This unusual cocktail combines Pernod and Crème de Mûre, creating a cocktail that’s subtly aniseedy, and full of rich berry flavours. Be warned that Pernod becomea ... Read more »

Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith

Olly Smith's Home Cocktail Bible

The title of Olly Smith’s latest book, Home Cocktail Bible, set a whole bunch of expectations for my husband and me, and we’re guessing the same applies to you. We’re reasonably regular home cocktail makers with a handful or two of books in our arsenal, ranging from the simple to the quirky to the complex. ... Read more »

Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms | Denbighshire, Wales

Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms

Tyddyn Llan describes itself as a restaurant with rooms, placing the focus firmly on their excellent food, rather than a typical hotel experience. Based in a beautiful Georgian country house dating from 1742, set in the beautiful Vale of Edeyrnion in Denighshire, North East Wales, Tyddyn Llan is perfectly placed to explore the local area ... Read more »