Why this blog?

Given that I have been a lawyer for almost three decades I had forgotten that it was possible to write just for pleasure and not for pay and I’ve written in a little more detail about the why, here. I am an enthusiastic home cook, recipe collector and feeder of strays.

I confess that I’ve always been rather too obsessed with food, be it the shopping, the looking, the cooking or the actual eating. It’s genetic.

I really want to know what’s good, what isn’t and where one might get the very best, whether that’s a greasy spoon or a Michelin-starred temple of gastronomy. When I find it, I like to share. And whilst I can often be found entertaining clients around some of the finest eating spots in the Metropolis,  you will not be surprised to discover that as a no-nonsense Northerner, I can’t be doing with all that, all of the time. Sometimes, only a chip buttie will hit the spot. I’m sure you understand.

And you can follow me on Twitter, if you like, @thefoodjudge which is where I post my reviews,  or @lawyer_eats, which is where I waste too much of my time.  

Growing up, I always thought that my ideal job would be that of a restaurant reviewer, with an animal sanctuary on the side. I reviewed restaurants for The Lawyer Magazine for just under five years and I’ve got a varying number of hens and four cats. I’d say I managed to fulfil that dream, even if it wasn’t in quite the way I’d imagined.

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