Cookery school review: Raymond Blanc

  The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has a new course on offer – making creative canapés. Danielle Woodward spends the day learning how to create delicious dinner party treats Canapés are little works of art that serve to impress your guests, giving them something to munch on while socialising…

Food review: Riverford Organic

Riverford Organic Farms is encouraging families to prepare and enjoy meals together with its fresh food deliveries There’s no better way to get your kids interested in the food they’re eating than to encourage them to help you prepare it. When they’ve taken an active part in creating their dinner, they are much more likely…

Dinner with Antonio Carluccio

http://www.carluccios.com Eating seasonally is important to Antonio Carluccio, which is why the first thing you see when you look at the new autumn/winter menu is a picture of some luscious wild fungi. They say half of the pleasure of eating is with the eyes, and it’s a good start. New mushroom-inspired dishes include a sharing…

Film review: The New Girlfriend

Directed by François Ozon This French-language psychological comedy-drama cover so many themes, I’m not sure where to start! Friendship, marriage, love, sexual attraction, single parenthood, cross-dressing, homosexuality, femininity… to name a few. Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) has recently lost her best friend, Laura (Isild Le Besco), who has passed away leaving her husband, David (Romain Duris), to…

Restaurant review: Drake & Morgan

Drake & Morgan 6 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AG http://www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk  Danielle visits the latest bar and restaurant venture to open its sleek glass doors in the regenerated area of N1C As part of the recent regeneration of the area around King’s Cross, Drake & Morgan (the latest opening of the nine London bars and…