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A Casa tu Martinu, Taviano


Hidden away in a residential street in Taviano, not far from Gallipoli and the Ionian coast

A local favourite, the 18th century building also has rooms to stay

pettole fried dough ball puglia

The pulgliese way to start a meal: pettole – fried dough balls

a casa tu martinu taviano

Fritti misti and maccheroncini rucola e mandorle

a casa tu martinu puglia

Pezzetti di cavallo al sugo


A Casa tu Martinu

Via Corsica, 97

Taviano, 73057

+39 (0)83 391 3652

Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia, Lecce

Ring the bell and someone will let you in


Signora Anna Carmela and her ‘zie’ serve excellent Apulian cucina povera in her homey dining room just outside the old town of Lecce

cime di rappa

Delicious antipasti. Simple beans with young puntarelle shoots, grilled aubergine, cime di rappa and baked potatoes with seasonal carciofi


Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia

Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19

Lecce, 73100

+39 (0)83 224 5178

Kunitoraya 2, Paris

5 rue villedo restaurant paris

The second restaurant is just around the corner from Kunitoraya

A beautiful place to enjoy a bowl of udon

japanese tapas

Japanese tapas to start

kunitoraya paris

‘Too pretty to eat’ onigiris

japanese paris

Sushi d’anguille à la vapeur, eel on perfectly cooked rice and a glass of sake


Kunitoraya 2

5 rue Villédo

Paris, 75002

+33 (0)1 4703 0774

Oriental Canteen, London

oriental canteen chinese South Kensington

Just around the corner of South Kensington tube station

oriental canteen south kensington duck

Roast duck, char siu pork and others usual suspects hanging in the window

oriental canteen south kensington chinese

The simple dining room

char siu pork roast duck on rice

This is not the place to be experimental: stick with ‘roast duck & bbq pork on rice’


Oriental Canteen

2 Exhibition Road

London, SW7 2HF

+44 (0)20 7581 8831

Morito, London

morito exmouth market

Sam & Sam strike again, Morito on Exmouth Market

morito exmouth market bar

Iberian bar counter, dos cervezas por favormorito exmouth market tapas

Venison fillet with piquillos, octopus salad and rabbit stew with chanterelle

morito exmouth market spices

Chili flakes and spices

morito restaurant exmouth market croquetas

Croquetas, butifarra sausage with white beans and aioli, quail eggs and jamon montaditos. To finish: vanilla ice cream with espresso



32 Exmouth Market

London, EC1R 4QL

+44 (0)20 7278 7007

Steve Hatt, London

steve hatt london fishmonger

Islington’s local fishmonger

steve hatt london fish islington

Daily catch

steve hatt london fishmonger

The experts

steve hatt london live langoustines

Live langoustines


Steve Hatt

88-90 Essex Road

London, N1 8LU

+44 (0)20 7226 3963

The Ginger Pig, London

the ginger pig butchers marylebone highstreet

The Ginger Pig Butchers & Charcuterie off Marylebone Highstreet

the ginger pig butchers maryleborne highstreet counter inside

Selection of rare breeds from the Yorkshire Moors

the ginger pig butchers marylebone highstreet sirloin roast beef

Sirloin cut, perfect for roast beef


The Ginger Pig

8-10 Moxon Street

London, W1U 4EW

+44 (0)20 7935 7788

Sushi-Hiro, London

sushi hiro london restaurant

Sushi-Hiro opposite Ealing Common tube station

sushi hiro london prawn

Prawn sushi

sushi hiro london chef special

The chef’s special

sushi hiro london counter

The sushi counter


Sushi-Hiro [NOW CLOSED]

1 Station Parade

London, W5 3LD

+44 (0)20 8896 3175

Moro, London

moro restaurant london clerkenwell

Exmouth market, Clerkenwell

moro restaurant tapas

Freshly baked bread, grilled chorizo, babaganoush, pimientos de padron, sardinas, spiced chickpeas and jamon iberico

moro restaurant manager london

The manager



34-36 Exmouth Market

London, EC1R 4QE

+44 (0)20 7833 8336

Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco

swan oyster depot outside

Seafood on Polk & California

swan oyster depot kumamoto

Kumamoto oysters and wine from the region

swan oyster depot inside


Swan Oyster Depot

1517 Polk Street

San Francisco, California 94109

+1 (0) 415 6732757

The French Laundry, Yountville

french laundry yountville

Built in 1880’s, served as saloon, brothel, french steam laundry and now restaurant

french laundry napkin

Napkin clip

french laundry restaurant amusement bouche


The French Laundry

6640 Washington Street

Yountville, California 94599

+1 (0) 707 9442380

Bouchon Bakery, Yountville

bouchon bakery yountville

Bouchon Bakery Yountville

bouchon bakery yountville chocolate bouchons

Chocolate Bouchons


Bouchon Bakery

6528 Washington Street

Yountville, California 94599

+1 (0) 707 9442253

Chez Janou, Paris

chez janou


Chez Janou

2 rue Roger Verlomme

75003 Paris

+33 (0) 1 42722841

69 Colebrook Row, London

69 colebrooke row cocktail


69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

London, N1 8AA

+44 (0) 7540528593

St John, London

st john restaurant

Dining room

st john langustines

Roasted bone marrow, smoked eel, langoustines

st john fergus henderson

Fergus Henderson, proprietor of St John


St John Restaurant

26 St. John Street

London, EC1M 4AY

+44 (0)20 72510848