Archive for ‘August, 2009’

Barshu reopening

We seem to have an actual date for the reopening of Barshu, the London Sichuanese restaurant for whom I act as consultant: the evening of 30th…

A pearl in my tooth

On the Scottish island, a friend and I picked our way across slippery seaweed-strewn beaches, through bogs and heather bushes, and finally down a rocky cliff,…

US paperback out!

The official publication date of the US paperback version of ‘Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper’ is 25th August, but it’s already available on Amazon.com…

Lady Mackerelbeth

The island holiday in Scotland turned into a wonderful adventure, and I caught my first mackerel! Two of┬áthem, in fact. (I was pretty impressed until I…