Hide and Fox, Saltwood

After the closing of Saltwood on the Green in 2017, I will admit to worrying what the fate of the building would be; it had been so wonderfully renovated, the ornate wooden dresser beautifully restored. Over the three years it was open, the restaurant had been a beacon of brilliance; at once a place of discovery and of comfort — and all within 15 minutes from our house. I was devastated when it closed, but after a couple years gathering dust, new life has been breathed into Saltwood’s old general store. Enter Hide and Fox.

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Steep Street, The Old High Street, Folkestone


A couple of months ago The Old High Street underwent a bit of a transformation. After the dust cleared and the builders left, we were left with a beautiful cobbled street with freshly painted buildings filled with all manner of interesting things — from vintage and hand sewn clothes to vinyl and local gin and, of course, a few coffee shops.

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Kos in Pictures

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We recently spent a week on the Greek island of Kos. This was the view from our balcony and it sums up the vibe of the island quite well. This was not a gastronomic tour, not even close. It was a bit of the unknown for me, as someone who had never been on a beach holiday, and even though the trip would have been a million times better hopping from one fabulous restaurant to the next, the rustic cuisine of the tavernas offered us a different, more relaxed dining experience which can sometimes be hard to find. Our one standout meal will come in a later post, but in the meantime enjoy these pictures.

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Copper and Spices, Folkestone: Tasting Menu

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Many of you will have already read my rave review of Copper and Spices in Folkestone. Well, because of my raving the directors of my company decided to have the office Christmas lunch there – result! The Copper and Spices team went to great lengths with Santa hats, festive glasses and poppers on the table, complimentary mulled wine – which, by the way, was the best I’ve ever had – and a ten-course tasting menu that defied belief. Enjoy ogling the photos and then get down there as fast as you can!

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12 Months and 148 Posts later

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Well, it’s finally come. A Crust Eaten is one year old today. This past year has been so much fun: writing again for the first time in a long time, sharing my kitchen concoctions, which would have previously been condemned to a nameless grave in the depths of our bellies, and discovering so many talented bloggers across the world who have inspired and emboldened me more than I can say.

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Scallops in Lille


Yesterday was a glorious sunny winter’s day, perfect for a stroll around the Christmas market in Lille. I was never sure about the English fascination with foreign Christmas markets, it seemed like a hangover from the days when things like wine and cheese were actually cheaper across the Channel. Nonetheless, I rose bright and early yesterday morning, hopped on a bus and a few hours later we were in Lille.
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A day to give thanks wherever you are

I’ll come straight out and say it: this post has no recipes. But I couldn’t just sit aside and watch Thanksgiving come and go without taking a minute to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day, wherever you are, is full of family and friends, love and laughter and delicious home made food.

Thanksgiving may be a predominantly North American holiday, but what it stands for is something that people all over the world should celebrate. And although for many of us food is the way we show our love for our friends and family, Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and stuffing. It’s about taking a step back and realizing how lucky we really are.

So take a day out of your life to appreciate what you have, who you love and who loves you. Sit around the table with those you hold dear and just be thankful for all the wonderful events and people that make up your life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image above from simply_kumquat via Flickr