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A bitesize podcast celebrating all that's amazing about everything edible, from the simplest snack to the fanciest feast. Each week, in around 20 minutes, host Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a restaurant, answers a listener's burning culinary question in Ask Hughgle, and shares something food or drink-related that's been putting a smile on his face in Treat Of The Week.
 
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In this episode Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews an exhilarating West African supper, taking in the entire menu at Chishuru in Brixton, south London; answers the thorny question of when and how to complain in a restaurant (including some advice for restaurants on how better to handle complaints); and the nation's favourite savoury spread - pungent, pol…
 
In this episode, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews Ellis & Liam Barrie's outstanding new Liverpool restaurant Lerpwl; helps two listeners to put together the perfect cheeseboard, in Ask Hughgle; and pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails - AKA 'gins-in-tins' - are his Treat Of The Week. Links Restaurant review - Lerpwl http://lerpwl.com Ask Hughgle - Hamis…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews perennially-popular seafood restaurant Scott's in Mayfair, London; answers a listener's short but profound question about why salad even exists, in Ask Hughgle; and Lake District delicacy Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread is his Treat of the Week. Links: Restaurant Review Scott's www.scotts-restaurant.com A…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a blissful birthday lunch at the Fordwich Arms in Kent, advises a listener who's hooked on jalapeños as to how much spice is too much, and the brilliant artisan bakers Biscuiteers are his Treat Of The Week. LINKS Restaurant review Fordwich Arms: http://www.fordwicharms.co.uk Ask Hughgle BaoziInn: https://baoz…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews an outstanding dinner at 1863 in the Lake District, advises a listener on where to go on a first date - and where not to! - and makes the case for breakfast being the best, if not necessarily the most important, meal of the day. LINKS: Restaurant review: - 1863 Restaurant & Rooms, Pooley Bridge Ask Hughgle - …
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews the adorable, and adorably-named, north London delicatessen and wine-bar The Nook; advises a listener on when it's OK to use his fingers and other issues of etiquette in Ask Hughgle, and basks in the pure pleasure of once again being able to go to the pub, in Treat Of The Week. Links: Restaurant review: The N…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews Jackson Boxer's brilliant restaurant Brunswick House, helps a listener get to grips with the new rules for eating out post-lockdown in Ask Hughgle, and finds that receiving - or even better, sending - a hamper is worthy of Treat Of The Week. Links: Brunswick House: https://brunswickhouse.london/ Hot Dinners' …
 
This week Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews London's most luxurious outdoor dining experience, The Berkeley Beach Huts; risks never being allowed into Italy again by venturing an opinion on whether it matters which pastas go with which sauces; and sings the praises of the heroic hospitality workers making it possible for us to eat out again. Links: The …
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a fantastic Indian at-home banquet from Chapati Club; helps a listener who wants to eat more vegetables, but is lacking inspiration - and willpower; and works up an appetite reading restaurant critic Grace Dent's moving memoir, Hungry. Links: chapati club Nigel Slater's 'Greenfeast' (as mentioned in Ask Hughg…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews Portuguese restaurant Lusitania, in London's Little Portugal; helps a listener to plan the menu for her first post-pandemic dinner party; and shares his love of eggs - not the Easter kind! Links: Lusitania RestaurantBy Hugh Smithson-Wright
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a much-visited restaurant that always brings him joy, Brasserie Zedel; takes on two listeners' questions about how to get the best out of any restaurant's menu, in Ask Hughgle; and shares his favourite ways with wild garlic in Treat Of The Week. Links: Brasserie Zedel Marjorie in Seattle's masterclass in menu…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright celebrates St Patrick's Day with a review of Irish-owned Darby's in Vauxhall, advises a listener on how to make cooking for one interesting and fun in Ask Hughgle, and shops for unusual-yet-indispensable ingredients by Belazu in Treat Of The Week. Links: Darby's 'Solo: The Joy of Cooking for One' by Signe Johansen Be…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews historic Bouillon Chartier in Paris, helps a listener who's on a quest to find the perfect steak tartare, and enjoys a spot of retail therapy in the famous food halls of London's legendary Fortnum & Mason. Links: Bouillon Chartier, Paris (English website) Fortnum & Mason…
 
This week Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews Stevie Parle's canal-side west London oasis, the aptly-named JOY; reveals exactly what's expected of you when tasting the wine in a restaurant; and melts as he talks about his one true love, butter. Links: JOY at Portobello Star Wine ListBy Hugh Smithson-Wright
 
This week Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a Michelin-starred meal kit from SOLA in Soho; recommends the best non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy with food; and finds every ingredient he could dream of in culinary Aladdin's cave, SousChef. Links: SOLA Soho Wolfe's Shrubs, Twining's Cold Infuse and Vichy Catalan as recommended in Ask Hughgle £10 off your firs…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews the delivery menu from Parisian-style bistro Maison Francois, tells an impatient listener how to beat the queues at no-reservations restaurants, and discovers some wonderful Syrian recipes raising money for good causes. Links: Maison Patron Yalla Let's Eat Syrian charity cookbook…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews the exhilarating Sichuanese cuisine at BaoziInn in Soho; advises a listener on how to extract maximum pleasure from an aubergine; and gets very excited about the pleasure afforded by pimping packet noodles. Links: BaoziInn in Soho 'Zaika' by Romy Gill, as recommended in Ask Hughgle Packet noodles for pimping…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews one of London's few truly legendary restaurants - and one of his all-time favourites - The Wolseley; reveals how to always get the best seat in a restaurant when you're only a party of one; and sings the praises of his favourite alternative to alcohol, the blessed Virgin Mary. Links: The Wolseley Peckham Smok…
 
This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews smart new West African restaurant Akoko in Fitzrovia, London; definitively answers the question of "Scones: cream then jam or jam then cream?"; and muses on the joy of simple food - particularly his beloved cocktail sausages - and wonders why we don't treat ourselves to our simpler food pleasures more often. …
 
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