BBQ with 44 Food and James Strawbridge

The British fixation with the weather is quite a marvellous thing, helping us come up with small talk for every awkward pause while also lending itself to a touch of national stereotyping. Part of this is the desperate desire to take advantage of hot weather at the drop of a hat. This also gives us…

Cafe 21 York

Being a restaurant inside another business such as a hotel or department store can be a bit of a tough gig. There’s an underlying assumption that if you’re a ‘business in a business’ then you’re something of an afterthought, leading to restaurants in hotels and so on being unfairly overlooked in some cases. The latest…

Cooks larder

It’s not exactly a secret that the North of England is packed with some fantastic food producers. From pasta to seaweed via cheese and veg’ there’s a huge variety of world class produce to get stuck into both literally and metaphorically. If you take as much pleasure from food as I do then it’s no…

Impossible York

Assumptions about what’s impossible have been blown away in the last 12 months. Roll out a newly developed vaccine in double quick time? Sure. Find the cash to pay huge swathes of the country to stay at home for a year? No worries. Get the general public to buy into avoiding personal contact with their…