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I first tried Lussmans almost by accident – looking for anywhere in central St Albans that had a last minute table on a Friday night. Lussmans is very centrally located – hidden away in Cathedral Close, it sits only a few hundred yards away from the cathedral and is only a minute away from the High Street. ~~The Surroundings~~ […]

When my previous kettle decided to make a journey to kettle heaven a couple of years ago, I found myself faced with the urgent prospect of finding a replacement. My addiction to caffeine meant that time was of the essence and, combined with my limited knowledge of the kettle market, I made a hasty trip […]

Introduction: a) This article will be dealing only with the issue of Abraham serving milk and meat together and its relationship to our understanding of kosher laws. b) This article is a little long, however, when one thinks of the billions, not millions, but billions of dollars wasted each year, not each decade, but each […]

‘If you can’t beat them, eat them’ has become quite a common saying with reference to the many plants that gardeners classify as weeds but are often in fact a nutritious food source. Gathering wild food has actually become rather fashionable and some of the top London restaurants currently employ foragers to bring them in […]

Unless you’re on of the lucky few who happen to live in a magical place that’s eighty degrees year round, the sun shines every day and the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep every night the word winter probably brings to mind cold, white washed days bundled up inside eating warm, rib sticking […]

Walk into any store specializing in barbecues for sale and one is immediately faced with an astonishing and bewildering display of different models at widely differing prices. How do you choose the one that is right for you? It helps to know the principal difference between them. The truth is, for all the different shapes […]

When offered dessert, how many times have you said “Well, I really shouldn’t but…”  then proceeded to indulge on the richest most decadent dessert imaginable-down to the last bite?  Indulgent desserts are guilty pleasures for many of us so here is the ‘not-so-skinny’ on the top 10 most indulgent desserts. 1. Molten lava cake Serving:                […]

It’s sad but true, that the multi-billion dollar fast food industry needs improving in almost every area. From the “push em on through” attitudes to the safety of the customers, there is much change needed in fast food. I would improve these things about fast food. Get my order right and give me what I […]

If you’ve read up on how to make beer yourself, you only have part of the story. There are a few hard-learned lessons that I wish someone had told me earlier in my brewing career. Here is a sampling of my favorite ideas that should make any home brewer’s life a little easier. – Go […]

It can be very stressful when you receive bad service in a restaurant.  For many, the very reason you are going out is to be able to relax and have someone serve you for a change.  There are different ways that you can react to bad service, and this will be dependent on a variety […]