Tag Archives: American

My definitive NY style cheesecake recipe

The best cheesecake you'll ever taste

I dreamed of making a cheesecake reminiscent of Junior’s but what I ended up making was slightly different. For a start, I really didn’t want to have to make the sponge base which Junior’s has. I know it makes for a lighter base but I didn’t want it to end up with a soggy bottom after a day or two. ...

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Chiltern Firehouse


That’s right, good quality food and not it’s not even horrendously overpriced. No wonder this place is so packed. Ever since its opening there’s been a real flurry of excitement surrounding Chiltern Firehouse. For a start you just can’t get in, not quickly anyway. We had to book six weeks in advance for a Sunday afternoon. This is due, in ...

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The Lockhart

Shrimp & grits

An awful lot has been written about The Lockhart in recent weeks and we couldn’t help but notice that it’s been almost universally positive. I’d understand you being sceptical about yet another restaurant serving up southern US food. They really are becoming ten-a-penny. Thankfully though, The Lockhart is different. It’s more exciting. It’s just better. They’ve been open since last ...

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Burger & lobster – Part I, Lobster in Mayfair

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There’s been a lot of buzz around Burger & Lobster for a while now and since both the Pig and the Hog are big fans of both parts of it’s name, we were obviously keen to give it a try. If you’re a B&L first timer, you should know you’ll have to queue. That’s a given. They only accept bookings for tables ...

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