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Tony Jewell
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Texan Delicacies - Chicken Fried Steak
Why am I surprised it's hard to get cheap steak? This is Cambridge, after all. In the end I had to settle for 21 day aged organic rump steak. But why am I looking for the cheapest, chewiest steak? Because I'm about to make that great Texan delicacy - chicke...

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Florida: Diners, Dives and Luncheonettes
Everywhere I reviewed! After suggesting you watch this space , I can only apologise for the three month silence. Unforgivable. However, I wasn't completely idle in Florida - after my occasional rants about online restaurant reviews ( here , and here  if you...

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Fun in Florida!
[mmmmm] Another year, another margarita photo! Yup, we're back in Forth Worth's Stockyards and we're revisiting all our favourite haunts (if you need a reminder, read this post! ). The journey was relatively painless - although navigating rush hour Fort Wor...

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How to be the Best Restaurant in America!
[Homeslice - best pizza in the world?] Those of you that know me won't be surprised to hear I have a long list of fantasy road trips - and every now and then I'll see if they're still up to date, that nowhere has closed or gone down hill. So I get to the Co...

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Meri Kurisumasu! Celebrating Christmas in Japan ...
We recently had the delightful Maho stay with us -  a 17yr old from Japan through our daughter's school exchange program - and we thought we'd introduce her to the rituals and routines of an English Christmas. So picture our surprise to discover that, altho...

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Tacos vs Burgers and other Austin Adventures
Mmm. Tacos. I caught a headline recently that the taco is about to overtake the burgers as America's favourite fast food. Can this be true? Austin seemed the perfect place to investigate. After all, Texas is the home of all-American beef - and also shares a...

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I Love Lucy's
Well, we definitely didn't drive to dinner last night - although I never cease to be surprised how draining even a 15 minute walk can be in Austin's summer heat. If you're an Austinite, you'll probably already know that Lucy's is the fried chicken spin off ...

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Our top 5 US eating out experiences
Well, it's nearly time for our annual American adventure, so it seemed like a good time to look back at some of our top USA family food experiences. These aren't restaurant reviews - I'll leave that to the professionals - but our favourite examples of how f...

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The Fried Chicken and Cornbread Diet
Probably the biggest problem with my annual foodie tours of the US is my ever expanding waistline - last year's tour of Texas BBQ and New Orleans added another stone (14lbs) to a body that hadn't quite recovered from the previous year's tour of the South. [...

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Hmm, for the second time in a week, I start with an apology for being slow with my blog posts - but this is pretty poor, even by my standards. Five years between posts really isn't good enough! I've been inspired to start posting again by my adventures with...
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