Eats, writes about it. Ponces about on telly. Plays a bit of jazz piano. Has big hair. Doesn't accept comps.

Som Saa: restaurant review — Som Saa, 43a Commercial Street, London E1 6BD (020 7324 7790). Limited bookings for four or more. Meal for two including drinks and service: £75-£120 You join me in the smallest room in the house as I sit contemplating one of the biggest pieces of grit in life's pearly oyster, which is to say consequences.

Why it’s OK to play with your food — In the 1970s there was a Chinese restaurant near where I lived that served a dish they called sweet and sour pork. It was the colour of David Dickinson, and tasted of a cross between Tizer and orange-flavoured Nurofen. Naturally, being a kid, I thought it was brilliant.

Clipstone: London restaurant review — Clipstone, 5 Clipstone Street, London W1W 6BB (020 7637 0871). Meal for two including drinks and service: £80-£120 Among the readers of these reviews is a group of men preoccupied with their own arses. This is not abuse. I'm being literal.

Hantverk & Found: restaurant review — Hantverk & Found, 18 King Street, Margate CT9 1DA (01843 280 454). Meal for two including drinks and service: £60-£80 A bright Sunday morning in late summer and along King Street in Margate the pavements are stacked with tattered fragments of my late parents' lives.

The Classroom: restaurant review — The Classroom, CAVC City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, Cardiff CF10 5FE (029 2025 0377). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 Even the greenest of cities have their tattered edges and Cardiff, which is greener than most, is no exception. If you get a window seat at this week's restaurant, try not to look straight down.

Pigs, Brexit and China: what’s the future for Britain’s farmers? — Anna Longthorp likes looking at her pigs. She stands, hands on hips, with the relaxed gait of a woman used to the challenges of keeping upright in a cracked and furrowed field, and watches her animals. "If your pigs are happy they'll be more productive," she says, bluntly.

The Good Egg, London: restaurant review — The Good Egg, 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AS (020 7682 2120). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 Occasionally, restaurants bestow upon those of us charged with writing about them a gift, albeit unwittingly.

The filth and the furry: inside Jay Rayner’s fridge — It is high summer, a time when many of us are forced to face up to a deeply unpalatable truth: that, when it comes to food, we are nothing more than slatterns. For this is the one time of the year when, in preparation for going on holiday, we can be guaranteed to clean the fridge.

Landlord that's trying to rob state primary school of playing fields sees assets rise in value by 20 times rate of inflation. | Jay Rayner — At some point over the past couple of weeks The Dulwich Estate, the vast south London landowner with charitable status which gives 85% of its expendable money to three highly exclusive private schools, published its accounts to March 2016. The most revealing detail is the graph above, with its accompanying narrative.

Chriskitch Hoxton: restaurant review — Chriskitch Hoxton, 5 Hoxton Market, London N1 6HG (020 7033 6666). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 The first time I went to one of chef Christian Honor's restaurants it was for salad. It says much about those salads that the journey, a quest to match anything Frodo Baggins ever embarked upon, did not feel wasted.
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Sep 27, 2016

North Yorks people, let me lead you. Just 3 dozen tkts left for my Oct 8 ten food commandments show @helmsleyarts 

Sep 27, 2016

@lizzy_pettit tell me which one of those things didn't happen

Sep 26, 2016

@daraobriain Eddie says 'it's six hours, actually.' That'll be school getting in the way.

Sep 26, 2016

@compasses_inn sure. Use the email address in the original tweet

Sep 26, 2016

@daraobriain I thought you'd like to know that my 17 yr old only stops gaming to watch your show about gaming.

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