Best of the fest

Ladies and gentlemen – the authentic British festival experience.*

Festival season. A chance to revel in the sights, sounds and unholy stench of your fellow man, catch a few bands and overload your system with a variety of mind-altering substances.…

Time Gentlemen Please

IMG_1234The great British local. That pub within walking distance of home where the barman knows what you want before you do, and everyone knows your name except that weird drunk guy who never, ever leaves.

The default location for the …

Craft Work(s)

“What I did in the summer holidays, by Lee, aged 32 and 1/4”

“You won’t catch me drinking that Craft beer. Wanky, overpriced rubbish. Give me a pint of proper beer any d… oh… it tastes  quite

The Italian Job

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Pictured: Definitely not Mill Lane.

Cardiff in the summertime is one of the best places on the planet. There are times when you’re safely installed in the beer garden of your choice (probably The Cricketers), strolling through Bute Park …

Dancing in the Street(food)

downloadPicture this: a dusty, windswept wasteland. Bizarre custom built vehicles. Feral children roaming wild. Strong female characters. No, it’s not Fury Road, it’s Cardiff Street Food Circus.

Or rather it was, because unfortunately it ended on Sunday. Yes, that does …

Burger Off

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The Greatest Burger I Have Ever Had, at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland.

If you’re not sitting down, you probably should.

If you are sitting, I’d recommend you adopt the brace position for an emergency water landing as pictured …

The pursuit of hoppyness

It's not really a festival without bunting, is it?
It’s not really a festival without bunting, is it?

Everyone should visit a beer festival at some point in their life.

Now, you may be thinking that they’re full of potbellied middle-aged men with unkempt beards and leather waistcoats downing …

As seen on TV

A massive pile of bullshit
A massive pile of bullshit.

I have a very complex relationship with Jamie Oliver.

I love his food. 15 Minute Meals is currently my go-to recipe book when I can’t be bothered to look anywhere else, and you have to …

Acceptable in the 80s (and 90s)

Me, in the 80s, dressed like a hipster.
Me, in the 80s, dressed like a hipster.

When I was growing up during the 80s and 90s, the world of food was a very different place.

Things we take for granted now like sushi and hummus were the preserve …