themes of eating out. as well as the details. this is a passionate look at the state of the nation's restaurant culture. Len/i is Fish Bible (Bloomsbury £20) by Caroline Waldegrave (yes. she is his wife) and C. J. Jackson is a completely different. er. kettle of ﬁsh. Many people are unsure about cooking ﬁsh: not only are they worried about where to buy it but how to prepare it and even what method ofcooking to use. while others just refuse point blank to eat ﬁsh having had early. unpleasant experiences with badly boned ﬁllets. This book is an answer to all those ﬁshy questions. In fact it's everything
ﬁnny friends but were too embarassed to ask the ﬁshmonger about. llelpfully, Waldegrave and Jackson have assumed an almost complete ignorance on the part of the reader as far as all matters piscine are concerned. Back to basics is the name of the game and the authors gently lead the reader through ﬁsb procurement. preparation and a plethora of serving suggestions. The book is divided into chapters according to the different branches of the ﬁsh family and where they are caught. Nothing escapes Waldegrave and Jackson‘s net with recipes for everything front whelks to wahoo making an appearance. The recipes
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course, what wine to drink with which dish. This is about as comprehensive as it gets; ifit swims then it will be lurking somewhere within the 600-odd
I (titz)Henry 19 Shore Place. l.eith. lidinburgh. 555 6025. The brasserie that likes to leave nothing to go to waste has made a few changes to its lunch menu. In the words of its proprietor and one-man culinary think tank. [)avid Ramsden. the changes were made to make the menu 'a little less "frilly" during the day. thus keeping prices down and allowing for a tnore efficient service.' The new menu offers two courses for £10.50 and 3 three at U250. While less ‘frilly'. (ﬁt/.lllenry's still offers sophisticated dishes such as ravioli ofcrab and
sauce and venison sausage
with caramelised celery.
honey and thyme.
l The Insomnia Cafe and i
‘ Gallery Woodlands Road.
? Glasgow. 332 5500. After much in the way of
% Katkaesque wrangling.
obfuscation and llannelling. Glasgow City
i Council's Licensing
Strathclyde police have
decided that selling coffee f
i and light refreshments
through the night is not
illegal and nor is it likely
to cause wide-scale civil
disturbance. As a result
; The Insomnia cafe has
, opened and hopes never to
close again. trade. natural
disasters and bureaucratic
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morning and you're
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Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 1003. Congratulations and three cheers to Maxaluna for winning the J & 8 Rare Whisky Style Bar of the Year 1995. beating off 125 other bars frotn around the country to take the title. We would have
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