Misco’s Artisan Chocolate – 2021 Review


I’d first heard of Misco’s chocolate last year from a friend, who bought a box for their partner and was absolutely delighted by the quality of the chocolates and their presentation. In revisiting my notes from last Christmas, ordering a small box to indulge in seemed like the smart move.

Today I’m reviewing Misco’s artisan chocolates, to find out what the fuss is about, and whether my friends and family would enjoy them this Christmas.

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Questions about Wagyu


Wagyu beef has become immensely popular in the UK in recent years, somewhat surprisingly, given the market for Wagyu was non-existent in the UK just a decade ago.

Only in the summer of 2014 was a ban on imports of Wagyu beef to the UK lifted, allowing enjoyment of this Japanese delicay to resume.

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What is Matcha?


Matcha green tea has been an essential beverage for me for the past 18-months. Where before, I would ensure I had a daily cup, now I find myself pulling away from coffee breaks, in favour of a further cup of matcha; sometimes drinking 3-4 cups a day.

Today we’re reviewing matcha broadly, and answering common questions on this refined green tea.

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Foie Gras – A delicate ingredient


Foie gras is a peculiar food. Each December we collectively rush to buy tonnes of the stuff, before it is lost to our conciousness the next month. Lockdowns have only enhanced this trend, with December 2020 seeing the highest interest in foie gras since 2015. With this in mind, it’s likely that foie gras will continue to be a must-have Christmas treat in 2021, much like last year.

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L.L’s Favourite Fine Foods of 2021


Indulgence for fine food has been a life-long passion of mine. I was extremely lucky to have a mother who lived through rationing in the 40s, so when our family did have delicious food, she made sure we all appreciated it.

Now many years later, I still treasure each meal I’m lucky enough to enjoy, particularly when it’s cooked by my own hands, using ingredients which I’ve sourced myself.

To this end, today I’m sharing some of the ingredients which have really left an impression on me in 2021.

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