We are not Foodies


There some is debate as to the first appearance of the term ‘foodie’. Some say it was first used in the New York Magazine in 1980, others say it appeared in a book called the ‘Official Foodie Handbook‘ by Ann Barr and Paul Levy. Either way the term foodie has now become over used and is synonymous with fads, pretension and style rather than the love of experimenting, adventuring and most of all eating good food.

Since we don’t like the term foodie, because its connotations, we still aren’t sure what to call ourselves, since gourmand, epicurean and even ‘food bon vivant’ sound equally pretentious, and therefore all we can do is say ‘We are not foodies‘. Update to Why we are not foodies

Everyone who writes on this blog is a lover of food (or drink), which goes without saying, but more importantly they love experimenting with recipes, techniques and ingredients and/or enjoy ‘food adventures’ when out and about, whether it high ending dining or a ‘hole-in-the-wall’ burger joint, you are sure to find it here.

Hasselback Potatoes

The Hasselback potato – The perfect cross between baked and roasted

I’ve mentioned before that it isn’t until you start researching a recipe (or technique) that you find out that some things aren’t as old as they initially appear, the Hasselback potato being a case in point. The majority of sources seem to suggest that Hasselback potatoes were invented at the Hasselbacken hotel and restaurant, Stockholm, …

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Me with Alton Brown at a book signing at Barnes & Noble

Bill’s List of Foods & Drink to Experience

Whenever I see a list of the top places to eat, the best burger list, foods you must experience before you die, I am like a moth flying towards the light bulb. I cannot resist clicking on the list, yet inevitably, I am burned. Either it is because I have never been to the city …

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A selection of herring

As much herring as you can eat – Nyhavn’s Færgekro, Copenhagen

We recently had our first visitor (Bill) in Copenhagen, and I looked around for some uniquely Danish food we could have for lunch. I came across a few reviews of a place down at Nyhavn, called Nyhavn’s Færgekro (literally Nyhavn’s Ferry Inn) that serves a herring buffet (sildebord) at lunchtime and at this time of …

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Star Lager Pic #1

Star Lager, A Refreshing Beer in the Nigerian Heat

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Lagos, Nigeria for work. As a part of any new experience for me, I like to sample the local food and try the locally brewed beer if at all possible. Without question, the most obvious locally brewed beer in Nigeria is Star Lager Beer. As with most breweries …

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