Got a gentle nudge from my bessie mate John Dixon today, wondering when The Marple Leaf was going to diss his hood. I'd spent a brilliant weekend with John and his wonderful little lad Michael. We didn't do a lot, but that's what quality time with the people you love is all about - time with them.
I do love the range of food in London. And John was good enough to organise our diversions around my old foodie faves.
In no particular order they were:
A memorable Eccles cake from this posh gaff opposite Spitalfields
A salt beef beigel from Brick Lane
Turkish from an Okakbasi in Highbury