QuickBites Review: 10 Churros @ M&S

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Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love churros, so imagine my excitement when I saw a sponsorship advert on Britain’s Got Talent for these new M&S churros! Of course, the best ones I’ve tried were in Barcelona, but how do these ultra-convenient oven baked ones compare? I rushed to my nearest Marks & Spencer the following morning to find out… Continue reading

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Keith’s Quick Bites Review – #EatForItaly Spaghetti Amatriciana @ Jamie’s Italian UK

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I really admire Jamie Oliver’s way of showing support towards the victims of the recent earthquake in Central Italy. Spaghetti Amatriciana is a dish from the affected region and Jamie has very quickly put it on the specials boards in all of his Jamie’s Italian UK restaurants. £2 from every amatriciana sold will be donated to the International Red Cross to help with the relief effort. Jamie anticipates that thousands of pounds will be raised to assist those helping in the rescue effort, supplying food & shelter to those who have lost their homes and providing vital medical assistance.  Continue reading

Keith’s Quick Bites Review – Custard Tarts @ Pastéis de Belém

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Throughout Lisbon you’ll find custard tarts (Pastéis de Nata) in almost all of the many, many cafebars and eateries throughout the city. But only in the district of Belém will you find the very best ones. This famous confectioner has been making them since the early 19th century using an ancient, secret recipe handed down from the nearby monastery and has been run by the same family for generations. This place is very much on the radar for the tourist hordes and hundreds of custard tarts are produced in store everyday. They even sell a ceramic model of a custard tart (which I just could not resist!!)  Continue reading

Keith’s Quick Bites Review – Free Damm, I can’t believe it’s not alcoholic!

If you know me personally you’ll know I love Spanish beer, particularly Estrella Damm. On a recent holiday to Mallorca I was amazed to see an alcohol-free version on sale as I never knew it even existed. The temperature was soaring to 38c and we had a hire car, needless to say I jumped at the chance of trying it. Continue reading

Keith’s Quick Bites Review – Pizza Margherita @ La Fenice, Eastleigh

Those who know me personally know I adore pizza, and that a simple Margherita done in the Italian style with scant toppings, a thin base and cooked at an extremely high temperature is my ‘go-to’ choice. Hard to get wrong you may think? But it’s simplicity can be deceiving. Continue reading