“Outsize ants crawl over crazy paving at the Klinec homestead’s terrace. The vista in their midst – Medana’s vineyards…” Ahead of London’s RAW fair of ‘natural wines’, Douglas Blyde visits participating country, Slovenia.Read more ›
Articles by: Douglas Blyde
The intelligible master of intoxicating prose, imbibing fine wines that fortify the spirit and sipping spirits that sanctify the soul, Douglas is a gallivanting gastronome with a penchant for a poetical turn of phrase, rarely seen without a tie but almost constantly behind a table strewn with edible delights that he crafts into words which speak to one’s stomach.
Beyond plate glass, which reflects strings of LEDs in trees and a surging line of well-chilled commuters decanting into their offices, is L’Anima’s beautifully-composed dining room.Read more ›
“Air, water and road traffic flies, floats and rolls beside the strategically located Runnymede-on-Thames hotel. Although its face is arguably blighted – the blank facade from 1974 oddly leaves the impression of a slap head forehead…”Read more ›
“A school drop-out from Kosovo who washed pots at an Angus Steak House on landing in London in the mid-90s, Shabani went on to produce ‘Konik’s Tail’, regularly voted a leading brand by both press and his peers.”Read more ›
Douglas Blyde meets Valeria Napoleone; cook, collector, curator and food lover, and is led through her home for a tour of her collection and a saunter through her new book…Read more ›
“Two men carry a bathtub into Bath. Not a joke, but my first sight on entering the city famous for its sulphurous waters…” Douglas Blyde revisits a haunting childhood haunt…Read more ›