Monthly Archives: August 2011

Familjen restaurant, Gothenburg

When reading Charlotta’s Gothenburg guide, Emma and I liked the sounds of the Familjen (the Family) restaurant and booked a table for Saturday. We arrived already at 6pm, when the first session started, it was either that or 8.30pm onwards. The … Continue reading

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A weekend in Gothenburg and strawberry daiquiris

Early on Saturday morning I got ready to go to Gothenburg. It wasn’t even light outside when I got into the cab. After a nap on the plane I arrived before midday in Sweden and had a great weekend with … Continue reading

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Summer’s last lunch?

Our dear friends Ian and Anna have moved to a new flat and last Sunday we came to visit for the first time. The flat is large and light and situated just by the Thames. They can just open their … Continue reading

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Corner Room

In Bethnal Green (zone 2), only one stop from Liverpool Street station, the chef Nuno Mendes has built his empire. He has taken over an old town hall, converted it into a hotel with his main restaurant Viajante, and the … Continue reading

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Broadway Market

London has more food markets than Borough Market. I like the one in Chelsea although it is small. . A bigger one, but still a lot smaller than Borough is Broadway Market in Hackney, which I visited for the first … Continue reading

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Friday update and weekly menu

Wiie, it is Friday again! And for us it is not just any weekend, but a bank holiday weekend with Monday off. Poor Christopher is working the whole weekend, where as I will be going to Gothenburg, Sweden to visit … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with girolles, dijon and cognac

When a friend gives you three tubs of handpicked girolles (by himself) you feel the responsibility. To not disappoint I paired the lovely mushrooms with shallots, dijon mustard, some creme fraiche and cream and some cognac and served it with … Continue reading

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The best crumble

Before crumble used to be a quite nice dessert for me, one I didn’t have a relationship with. Something I didn’t crave very often and something that never really blew me away. But that changed. I realised how nice a … Continue reading

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Peking duck

Do you like Chinese food?! Before I moved to London and encountered real Chinese, I was not a fan. Chinese food in Sweden is not the same at all. As it is cheap and instead of other dodgy take aways … Continue reading

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Salt & Brygga in Malmö, Sweden

The last night in Sweden Daniel and Maria treated us to dinner at a cosy organic restaurant in the West Harbour in Malmö. Although I used to live in Malmö before I moved to London I have actually never been … Continue reading

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