Monday, 17 October 2011

Hot sausage

The other night, I made Ravinder Bhogal's really delicious sausage roast. One of the best bits was making the lovely winey, oniony, balsamic vinegary gravy.
As Rav herself says, you "can't go wrong with a hot sausage". Ravinder's got a book out! It's ace.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Two ’ages

This is what I'm cooking for tonight's tea. It's a cabbage and sausage hotpot from the book Spooning With Rosie. I made some adjustments to the recipe, mainly for convenience, but also because I'm only cooking for two and not four. (The original recipe calls for 12 sausages and I used a bag of ready-chopped green cabbage, mixed with leeks instead of the white cabbage in the recipe. Lazy). So it's probably not quite as Rosie would make it. (I also added garlic, some chilli and a bit of cinnamon). Anyway. It seems tasty enough. Hurry home, @disappointment!

Monday, 3 October 2011

iPhood 2

Just seeing if BlogPress is better than Google's Blogger app...


A quick blogging-from-the-iPhone test. If this comes out alright, it could see a resurgence of posts on That's Fine Dining. (Which is what everyone wants, clearly).
Oh, this is tonight's tea. A souped-up Cajun chicken thing from Markses, with pasta and a tomato sauce with harissa and loads of dried herbs and spices in it.

Square meal

We don't usually go in for a square picture on That's Fine Dining, but Instagram makes everything look so damn tastier and fancier. So we make no apologies. A lovely beef roast and a nice pint of Sambrook's Wandle at the Vauxhall Griffin.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday best

A fry-up at Canteen (never had such a cress-heavy full English breakfast before) then a lovely lamb roast at the recently refurbished The Ship in Kennington. My companion had the beef. Now what's for tea?

Sunday, 4 September 2011

A postcard from Nottingham

Oops, soz. I haven't updated this blog for ages. I'd like to say it's because I've been on holiday all summer, but really it's because I've been all busy like. Anyway, here's a nice picture for a Sunday lunchtime: @disappointment's Sunday lunch. This is totally live blogging, by the way, as he's eating it RIGHT NOW. Check out the bonus paprika on those roast potatoes. Naughty!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Go west

A daytrip to Aberaeron. Mainly spent eating. A sandwich on the seafront, a Welsh cake at the lovely Hive On The Quay and then finally, a sandwich in a lay-by just a mile outside of Lampeter.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


A nice couple of pork chops, followed by a lovely apple and blackberry pie with low-fat icecream. Low-fat! I know. Wow.

Tearoom with a view

Welshcakes and scones in the tearoom at Rhossili. Here's that view:

Friday, 27 May 2011

Pressday Pret

A Pret A Manger Thai noodle salad with crayfish and that in it. Not satisfying enough for pressday, to be honest.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Pig pie & shark sandwich

A really, really delicious ham hock and pea pie at the Three Kings, Clerkenwell. Amazing. Then our team, Shark Sandwich, came third in the pub quiz. Not bad, really.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Traditional Welsh fayre

Lots of tasty Welshness at the cafeteria in Gelli Aur Country Park: a Welsh cake and a pasty. Filled with cawl! (Bit specialist, that last one).

Friday, 8 April 2011

Party like it's 1971

My dad and his family enjoying a nice spread. The processing date on the edge of the photo is "MAR • 71". Maybe they were celebrating Decimal Day.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Two hungry men

A breakfast at Jury's Inn, Brighton.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


An embarrassingly shit tea: a salad cream, German mustard and chilli sauce sandwich. Yes. I pretty much loved it, to be honest. Soz.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Alphabet treat

A basic tea. Alphabet spaghetti, livened up with some chilli sauce, chilli flakes, some sauerkraut, a splodge of German mustard and a bit of cheese. I ate it too fast and burned my mouth.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Dinner at Daniel's

A smashing dinner, cooked by our friend Daniel. Mushroom risotto with some ace salads out of a Jamie Oliver book, then a sort of Eton mess thing that was very brilliant. Thanks Daniel!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday Simulcast

Sometimes in the '80s, before we had fancy TVs, if BBC2 or somebody was going to show a concert, they'd link up with Radio 1 or something, so you could watch the concert on your TV while hearing it in glorious stereo sound via your radio.
Well, last week, it was my turn to DJ at the Sunday Supplement at The Vauxhall Griffin, and I thought I'd do a link up between my two blogs, so that you could benefit from the full sensory experience. While DJing, I ate a nice roast beef dinner (pictured above). And if you'd like to see what I played, have a look over at Kiss & Make Up.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Saturday night and Sunday morning

A tandoori hot pizza from Domino's and a chicken, stuffing and fruity chutney sandwich from Pret. Oh dear.

The twelve eats of Christmas: 12

Lamb chops, chips and a visit to the salad bar at the Old Bridge Inn, Llangennech.

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The twelve eats of Christmas: 11

Mince pies and mulled wine, over the holidays.