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The Crown and Castle

A méli-mélo of news, information, pictures, perks and delights from the Crown and Castle

Trip Advisor

Posted on August 3, 2012

The furore over TripAdvisor has not abated. I can see both sides of the coin. I use the site myself to read reports of the hotel I am thinking of staying in. I also frequently recoil from the naivety of some of them: why would you expect huge plasma screens in a country pub or… Read more

The Folly of Food Fashions

Posted on August 3, 2012

The current buzz word is ‘foraging’. Not long ago it was the laboratory-transmogrified food of El Bulli, then it was ‘local’ and now every dull-witted chef in northern Europe is trying to ape René Redzepi. As ever, the one thing that really matters about food is completely over- looked – what it tastes like. Cooking… Read more