Author Archives: Gary

gordon’s pasta

Crappy name, sorry about that. But we’ve never settled on a better name for this heavenly and wholesome dish, that not only celebrates the ingredients in it, but is an absolute triumph of speed and economy. I found it via Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food: Recipes from The F Word, hence the name. Five ingredients – that’s all you need – […]

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burger

I had the most sublime fast-food experience in New York: it was a burger. As a devotee of Heston Blumenthal, I owed to myself to check out a bizarre little place where he had the best burger in the world. Nestled in an upmarket hotel was a greasy little burger shack without a name. I entered the hotel and immediately […]

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cheesecake

I had a truly awful meal at the legendary Lindy’s, opposite Madison Square Garden. Overpriced, pathetic and overwrought. I had an open turkey sandwich, which consisted of two stale slices of white bread, piled with sandwich turkey, covered in packet gravy. Served with instant mash. Gross. And their “world famous cheesecake” – which I went for – was distinctly average […]

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