Welcome to my Blog.
My name is Tom and I am a food lover and writer who lives in Worthing. I started this blog as a means to push my cooking and to develop my writing skills. I pride myself on making good food with basic ingredients that you can find in any normal high street shop or independent butchers, fruit and veg shop, delicatessen or fish monger. Food and drink should be enjoyed and there is a huge amount of joy to be derived from the most simple of places. I like real food made by real people. A good honest portion of properly cooked food is much more appealing than a foam or mist served on some slate.
Since starting the blog I have been writing weekly restaurant reviews for the Brighton and Hove Independent which is a weekly free paper in Brighton. There is a really exciting restaurant scene in the city and being able to write about and promote this is a fantastic experience. The blog has evolved into a bit of a restaurant guide as all of my reviews will appear on here so I hope that it is useful to people looking for somewhere to eat in the city.
You can see me on Foodiez TV reviewing Brighton’s best restaurants on the UK’s first dedicated food review channel. This is a fantastic project and I am very pleased to be a part of it.
I have also started to write a monthly feature for Sussex based lifestyle publication Etc. Magazine and regularly contribute to the Restaurants Brighton website. Food, Booze and Reviews has developed into a Brighton food blog and restaurant guide in addition to a place to host my own recipes and food thoughts.
I hope to expand my writing and so if anyone reading this is looking for someone to write for them of contribute to their publication please get in touch.
I originate from Bristol and now live in Worthing and work in Hove for the NHS when I am not food writing. When not cooking or working I spend much of my time cycling and race for a local team. I live with my girlfriend Yolanda and our small cat Veronica. I used to play bass guitar in a doom(ish) metal band called Mea Culpa and music is still massively important to me although I am no longer in a band.
I am not a trained chef and so any hints and tips on techniques, timings and other such things are either from my own experience or learned from TV and books. I got a D in food technology at school and my cooking mentors are my Dad and my mate Ben. Most recipes on here I will have thought of myself and probably been influenced by things I have read and seen. Where I have used a recipe directly I will include the reference in my post. All photos of food will be my own.
I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to comment on and share posts.