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Just give me a plate

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 19th March 2015

Ross McGinnes is a man after my own heart. He is so aerated by restaurants that serve their culinary creations on wooden boards that he’s decided to fight back. Just three weeks after launching his @WeWantPlates Twitter account he already has 20,500 followers. I’ve been puzzled by the trend for ages. Even my favourite restaurants and cafes – like Bill’s, The Pig and Le Petit Prince – do it and ...keep reading

Playing in the stream and a Greggs sausage roll

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 26th August 2013

I’ve never been a particular fan of the comedian Rory Bremner but he made a lot of sense in a Sunday Times profile this week. Interviewed by the talented Margarette Driscoll, he talked about the house in the Scottish borders where he and his artist wife and their daughters of 12 and 10 decamp during the school holidays. “My wife and I both had childhoods in Scotland and my daughters ...keep reading

Can you have too much of a good thing?

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 29th March 2013

A few years back it would have been impossible to believe that The X Factor might one day lose its shine. I was completely hooked on the show and spent every Saturday night gripped by Simon Cowell’s acid comments to the wannabe stars. By the rival judges at each other’s throats, the contestants’ dazzling white teeth (apparently Cowell’s team always insists the young hopefuls get their gnashers whitened) and the ...keep reading