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May 16, 2006



this is a totally inspired post Johanna a really indespensible guide. Have you chosen the frock you are going to wear to the Food Destinations Awards Ceremony yet?


Wow, Johanna, what an awesome, inspiring tour. If I make it to London, I could buy the fish if you could cook it. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.


Thank you for the wonderful tips!

David L

great post...looks like I'll have to come back!


Johanna ! What great writing ! Even more for myself since some of your descriptions are memory-related for me ;-) You know that I really felt enthusiastic about the area you live in, with all the little family-run shops. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and it was great to be shown around by you. And now I even know about the "Food Destinations" initative..


What a fabulous little tour! Everything sounds so fun, thank you for sharing all of this great information!



I must visit Kooks Unlimited soon ;)


Hi Johanna,

Oh, thank you for sending me back memory lane. I loved reading this entry because i used to live in Kingston [when i was 17-18?] and i used to hangout in Richmond with my then friends. One of the places i loved i don't think you've mentioned but then they're probably not there anymore is an Italian Restaurant called something with 'Mama' on it oh, it's so long ago. It's situated in Richmond centre [inside the restaurant are quirky washing lines with big white linen knickers and clouds painted walls]. I used to go shopping for Oriental goodies from Paya Thai Market too. Richmond is such a beautiful place.


Thankyou sooooooooooo much! Silvia


Hi Johanna, me and the kids went to William Curley's a few months ago following your recommendation. Needless to say we were all raving about his chocolate confections. I so love his hot chocolate while my kids predictably adored his milk chocs. Like Keiko, next destination for me is Kooks Unlimited. Thanks for sharing ! :)


This one seems pretty helpful- except for the one's that aren't vegetarian friendly :)
Anyway, with what you have already sent me and from what you can tell me when we meet- I will be armed with more places that I can manage :)
I tried making a tart for the first time-tart shell included- after looking at your heavenly tarts and drooling, feels good to have one of my own Hahaha


Hi Joanna,

This is a GREAT GREAT post! Really.
I just disagree slightly on The Victoria as I think they're taking the mickey with their bloated prices, see my review:


Hi Ludovic, thanks for you comment - I hadn't been to the Victoria in a while (just like you, it seems)... so it's very helpful to get that feedback: good food, but overpriced! Thanks


Hi Ludovic, thanks for you comment - I hadn't been to the Victoria in a while (just like you, it seems)... so it's very helpful to get that feedback: good food, but overpriced! Thanks


Tanna, of course, I'll cook it for you - you'll pass me on your way from the fishmonger to the Park anyway!

Mae, the restaurant you are talking about (I believe) is pasta mamma, it has now moved from the high street to very near the thai supermarket mentioned in the post... but i think there are better places for pasta here these days, for example osteria pulcinella in twickenham - absolutely divine for a local shop!

The Happy Slob

It's been a lifelong dream of mine to go to London (sigh) and if I EVER do get there, I'm going to take your suggestions to heart. :) It sounds like a very lovely way for a food lover like myself to pass some time!


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