Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: curing

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Take a Bao! Bao, Fitzrovia, London

Bao in London has been somewhat of a phenomenon for a few years now, with tales of epic queues to grab one of the few tables/stools in their miniscule Soho … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Don’t judge a “libro” by its cover – Calabrisella, Canton, Cardiff

Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes and as a general rule the swankier the exterior and interior the higher the expectations in terms of the food on offer (and … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Totally “pit” boss – Hangfire Southern Kitchen, Barry, South Wales.

It has taken me an eon it seems to finally get to what is rapidly becoming the “legendary” permanent base in Barry, South Wales of the dynamic duo (already the … Continue reading

Sep 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

A cheeky bit of bacon and quackingly good prosciutto – home cure recipes

It has been a while since I did anything other than a restaurant review on the blog, but I am a great fan of home curing and have been making … Continue reading

Apr 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bringing home the bacon – my home cured bacon recipe

Who doesn’t love the smell of bacon cooking and who doesn’t also love the taste of hot crispy cooked bacon? Well OK if you are a veggie this may not … Continue reading

Aug 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Forget the rest, home smoked salmon is the best.

Smoke salmon used to be a high days and holidays only treat when I was  a nipper (a very, very, very long time ago) with my Father bringing it back … Continue reading

Mar 16, 2014 · 4 Comments