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The Week in Pictures: #3

Believe it or not even bloggers like me can succumb to embarrassment when taking photographs in restaurants. For this reason, I have not included any photos of the food I ate on my visit to London last weekend, even though both meals were totally and boringly bloggable.

On Saturday night I enjoyed my first taste of Eritrean food at Zeret Kitchen in Camberwell. My friend was after some more kitfo, a dish of marinated ground beef served very rare, so we got a helping of the cardamom-infused tartare, which was lush, as well as an enormous pancake topped with a variety of Eritrean specialties for just £20. The food at Zeret Kitchen was honest, deliciously spiced, good value and the atmosphere relaxed; I’d love to return. By contrast, on the Sunday I went to Shrimpy’s, a bistro in the former Kings Cross Filling Station. The pop-up is popping off this year and I can’t say I’m sad to have tried Shrimpy’s so late. The place has beautiful branding, but I found their signature soft shell crab burger little more than bland. The rest of the menu read well, but I remained unconvinced, thinking the story superficial and the fries, overpriced. The nearby Grain Store will draw my footfall over Shrimpy’s (and many others!) any day.

WIP-3

1. Rosemary at The Runaway on route to London
2. Keane and I enjoyed this simple salmon with caper dressing, recipe to follow
3. Moving back in to my newly decorated work room I found this list of loves from ten years ago (at a guess); not much has changed but I’m pleased to say my spelling has improved
4. I just about managed to transform a vat of bean, butternut and corn slurry into spicy veggie burgers
5. Signs of early spring: violets out and smelling of cider and piss in a spot I like to call the ‘drunkards’ glade’
6. IKEA are really pushing their salmon products this season. I can confirm they are of similar taste/quality/usefulness as the Expedit bookcases
7. Drama on the Downs
8. Rosemary at the colourful Pleasant Stores
9. Enjoying my new dipped stoneware mugs from Waitrose, darling

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About Chloe King

I'm a freelance writer, designer and webby type. I live with my husband and daughter in the south of England. I like to cook and can throw a good party.

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