Michael Caines, MBE, is a truly original British chef, who has created innovative and original dishes which have earned him two Michelin stars and numerous...... more
Michael Caines, MBE, is a truly original British chef, who has created innovative and original dishes which have earned him two Michelin stars and numerous awards and accolades, including 'the UK's best all round restaurant' (Hardens) and 'perfect in every way' (Sunday Times). For the last three years his flag ship restaurant, Gidleigh Park in Devon has been voted second only to Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck as Britain's best restaurant. In 1994 he took up the position as Head Chef at Gidleigh Park and in 1999 earned his second Michelin Star. Not long after starting at Gidleigh Park, Michael lost his right arm in a car accident but he was back at work within the month. 'What my accident did was focus my mind,' he explains. With 20 years at Gidleigh Park under his belt, Michael is now a partner and director of the Abode Hotels group and 'Michael Caines Restaurants' in Exeter, Canterbury, Manchester, Chester, Glasgow and Bath. He has cooked at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister and taken part in the BBC's Great British Menu chefs' competition for the Queen's 80th birthday. Michael Caines at Home is his first book which contains nearly 100 exciting, delicious recipes suitable for cooking in domestic kitchens, distilled from a life time of
Glasgow Scotland by Clipper - Pan American World Airways - Vintage Airline Travel Poster c.1951 - Fine Art Print - 11in x 14in
Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office...... more
Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Travel Poster art collector.
Bob Lawson Glasgow City Guide (Pitkin City Guides)
Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in this dynamic city, vibrant with art and music, colour and life.As well as taking in Glasgow's...... more
Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in this dynamic city, vibrant with art and music, colour and life.As well as taking in Glasgow's treasures in galleries, museums and beautiful medieval cathedral, visitors can enjoy the many top-class restaurants and shops, and, of course, a walk or boat trip along the River Clyde.
Fraser Wilson The Foodies Guide to Glasgow and the West
The Foodies' Guide to Glasgow and the West gives an insight into the modern food culture in the West of Scotland, predominantly Glasgow, and showcases some of...... more
The Foodies' Guide to Glasgow and the West gives an insight into the modern food culture in the West of Scotland, predominantly Glasgow, and showcases some of the best of the restaurants and eateries here at the moment. Scotland is no longer a deep fried nation, we have refined what it is we do in terms of food and we care about it more. The sustainability and provenance of our prodcue, how it is used and its presentation are now more important than ever to diners who want to celebrate food - it's no longer just a necessity, it is something we gush over and use as a way of socialising and connecting. What that passion and demand has done, along with the influence of food bloggers, has changed what restaurants are doing, how they do it, and the end product. The way that change / evolution is put across in the Foodies' Guide to Glasgow and the West is through interviews, recipes and reviews with food writers, chefs, restaurateurs, and food ambassadors contributing their time, opinions, and wares. The Foodies' Guide to Glasgow and the West is for food lovers and foodies who want to find out more about the food scene and to try recipes from their favourite restaurants at home. It is also aimed at tourists or people coming to the area who want to know where to go for the best of Scottish cooking. Money from each book will go to Mary's Meals, a fantastic charity that helps provide food for impoverished children across the world
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-10 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Phaidon Press Wallpaper * City Guides present a tightly edited. discreetly packaged list...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-10 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Phaidon Press Wallpaper * City Guides present a tightly edited. discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller Here is a precise.. informative. insiders checklist of all you need to know about the worlds most intoxicating cities. Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days. visiting for business or a vacation. weve done the hard work for you. from finding the best restaurants. bars and hotels (including which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites. and the most enticing architecture and design. Wallpaper * City Guides enable you to come away from your trip. however brief. with a real taste of the citys landscape and the satisfaction youve seen all that you should. In short. these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to...
Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story! This is Gordon Ramsays...... more
Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story! This is Gordon Ramsays autobiography -- the first time he has told the full story of how he became the worlds most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brothers heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about: / his tough childhood: his fathers alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings / his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later / his brothers heroin addiction. / Gordons early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants. / kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style. / and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.
Alastair Scott DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland
Paperback. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 160 Publisher: Dorling Kindersley DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Scotland will lead you straight to the very best of this...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 160 Publisher: Dorling Kindersley DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Scotland will lead you straight to the very best of this fascinating country. Whether you're interests of the administration the charmingly historical city of Edinburgh or the tiny villages tucked away in the highlands; this guide is your perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 sights in Edinburgh and Glasgow. the Top 10 outstanding golf courses and the Top 10 most fun places for children to the Top 10 best pubs. B & Bs and inns. Divided by area. you'll find restaurant reviews. as well as recommendations for luxury hotels. bars and places to shop. You'll also find the insider knowledge every visitor needs to explore every corner of Scotland effortlessly in the DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Scotland and its free pull-out map. DK Eye...
Anthony Bourdain A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
A Cook's Tour is the written record of Tony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his...... more
A Cook's Tour is the written record of Tony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his 44-year old knees (Crunch! Pop! Snap!) after a working life standing at restaurant stoves, but with the unlooked-for jackpot of Kitchen Confidential as collateral, Mr Bourdain evidently concluded he needed a bit more wind under his wings. The idea of "perfect meal" in this context is to be taken to mean not necessarily the most upscale, chi-chi, three-star dining experience, but the ideal combination of food, atmosphere and company. This would take in fishing villages in Vietnam, bars in Cambodia and Tuareg camps in Morocco (roasted sheep's testicle, as it happens); it would stretch to smoked fish and sauna in the frozen Russian countryside and the French Laundry in California's Napa Valley. It would mean exquisitely refined kaiseki rituals in Japan after yakitori with drunken salarimen. Deep-fried Mars Bars in Glasgow and Gordon Ramsay in London. The still-beating heart of a cobra in Saigon. Drink. Danger. Guns. All with a TV crew in tow for the accompanying series--22 episodes of video gold, we are assured, featuring many don't-try-this-at-home shots of Tony in gastric distress or crawling into yet another storm drain at four in the morning. You are unlikely to lay your hands on a more hectically, strenuously entertaining book for some time. Our hero eats and swashbuckles round the globe with perfect-pitch attitude and liberal use of judiciously placed profanities. Bourdain can write. His timing is great. He is very funny and is under no illusions whatsoever about himself or anyone else. So far, so PJ O'Rourke. But most of all, he is a chef who got himself out of his kitchen and found, all over the world, people who understand that eating well is the foundation of harmonious living. --Robin Davidson
Advantages: Always one close by, quick turn out, children are welcome and catered for. Disadvantages: Toilets can be quite disturbing, not all dishes taste as good they are described.
Restaurant Reviewed: Stag and Hounds
(next to Comet and Home Base)
The Harvester chain of Restaurants have over 2000 outlets across the United Kingdom and owned and operated by Mitchells and Butlers, who claim to be the UK's leading operator of managed pubs, bars and restaurants. Harvester claim to offer healthy...
Advantages: Fantastic food for vegetarians, vegans and people who just love meat-free food Disadvantages: Can be difficult to get a table when it's busy
...Spoilt for Choice
There are so many restaurants in the Old City of Dubrovnik that you could easily eat every meal in a different place without needing to go back to one you already tried. That?s why the restaurant I?m reviewing today is special; it?s the only one we went to twice during our week in the city, and I would happily have gone back many more times if we?d stayed longer. Isn?t it...
Advantages: price, selection, atmosphere, quality of food, service, family friendly Disadvantages: you might not know it existed!
...The Mint Restaurant - Essential Information
16 Academy Street
The Mint Restaurant is part of the Navan Tavern Group of restaurants. This group offers two restaurants in Glasgow, one in Motherwell (my home town) and The Mint. The Mint is located up a side street from the main shopping area of Coatbridge. Street parking is...