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A Cucumber Collins for the hottest of days

I think we can all agree that it's hot out. I've dispensed with wearing one of our lovely shirts and seem to be living in a ratty t-shirt from Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke along with a pair of...
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At Sea: Anegada Lobster Recipe

Imperial Black Anegada Lobster Recipe: Serves 4 4-8oz lobster tails 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter plus more for serving 1/2 lime, cut in wedges 1/2 lemon, cut in wedges Salt and cracked...
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Man In The Kitchen: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Before you double down on your New Years Resolutions of eating healthy, using the Vitamix, and generally being an annoyance to those around you here is something to keep in reserve for those cold Winter...
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Man in the Kitchen: An Autumn fish pie

..............  It's a nursery school favorite that has stuck with us far into what passes for adulthood.  There is simply nothing quite like the soothing comfort of a well made fish pie. Recent time spent...
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Man in the Kitchen: Ponza Style Branzino

These days our travels have been centered more and more around Italy and the Mediterranean in general.  In the summer months something light always appears table side as we break bread with those who...
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La Floridita’s Contribution to Society

The Floriditas contribution to society As we have been on a Papa kick lately the concoctions that either helped him hang on or slide off (depending on ones viewpoint) have made...
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Man in the Kitchen: E.M.M’s Chicken Adobo

Our man, E.M.M. has a bit of a thing for Cuban dishes and time spent in Miami as well as ceaseless travels through the West Indies have brought some interesting twists to this time honored classic.  The...
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The beauty of Gin & Coconut Milk

Its an out island Bahamian classic that is served by the pitcher around regatta time.  Don't let the mixture of gin and coconut put you off. It's incredibly refreshing and should not be reserved solely for...
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Lady Bund & our Shanghai favourite

Bund 22 has to be one of the most enviable addresses in the city.  We think that the staff and group behind the newly opened Lady Bund has an absolute gem on their hands,  Housed in a handsome...
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Man in the kitchen: Beer Braised Brisket

For our readers stateside (at least those Super Bowl inclined) we've done a riff on one of our favorite dishes fit to feed a small army.  It's hard to beat a good brisket and the addition of beer...
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A November Oyster Roast with Friends

  Cooler Autumn nights and an oyster roast with friends and neighbors seem to go hand in hand.  Here's our favorite way to get those sumptuous bivalves hot and in your hand....don't...
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Man in the kitchen: A Moroccan tagine done our way

Is there anything better than a slow cooked, unctuous dish as the weather turns cold?  Tagines are perfect for this and our traditional lamb version is just the thing for an Autumn Saturday.  Ingredient...
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Feijoada: Stealing Brazil’s National Dish

Serve Brazil's national dish, feijoada, with some finely sliced spring greens, onion and garlic gently fried for 5 minutes or so, as well as boiled rice and some slices of orange. Gizane Campos, The Edible...
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Timberyard: An Edinburgh Favorite

  A converted warehouse with a smoke house and in-house butchery, this brick shed offers private dining and a south-facing yard for sunny days. With a focus on sustainability and the...
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Quayside Lobster in Puglia

We came to Italy originally seeking craftsmen and true artists to make our clothing.  Time spent in Italy over the years has brought us great pleasure and appreciation for specific local flavors and ways of...
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Lisbon’s Flamboyant Mini Bar

  I could almost mark the length between the trips I make from the sunny Algarve to Lisbon by whether or not Jose Avilliez has opened a new restaurant. He is certainly Portugal’s most prolific chef, if...
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Man in the kitchen: Not So Late Night Lamb Kebabs

  We've all been there... the late night streets of a European or North African capitol, the alcoholic glow of some lovely bottles urging us on and a gnawing hunger that needs to be fed before the...
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A slow roast for a cold night

There's the soft thump of snow outside which offers no sign of abating. Lovely large flakes that spiral down joining the rest on the lawn, the shrubbery, and the trees. The grey afternoon feels...