Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s the best Mandarin restaurant in London?

Many people in the UK think they know what to expect when they go to a Chinese restaurant: sticky sweet and sour pork, beef with black bean sauce, egg-fried rice, maybe some wonton noodles and a spring roll. However, this is not representative of the whole of China – merely the most popular exported cuisine […]

A coffee, by any other name

Having returned from France recently and fallen foul of the right terminology for ordering a latte, I started mulling over the naming culture that’s grown up around coffee. In France, a ‘caffè latte’ is only really used in American coffee chains; a combination of espresso and steamed milk equivalent to a ‘latte’ is in French […]