Author Archive | Nellie

Indian woman

Mumbai’s Food Logistics

Mumbai 2nd-5th April 2nd April – Midnight I’ve arrived in Mumbai for a 17 day food tour of Northern India and it’s the day before Good Friday. I’m staying three nights at The Taj Mahal Palace (as marvellously featured on the recent BBC documentary). Quite jet lagged when I wake up. Auto sight-seeing at breakfast […]

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Buffalo tongue stew

Food in Old Dehli

Delhi 5th – 7th April I am waiting for my luggage at Delhi airport and it’s not going to be hard to spot. An extremely large black Samsonite sticking out like a sore thumb amongst what appears to be nothing but a sea of boxes of Alfonso Mangoes which are currently in season and accompanying nearly […]

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Light on the Taj Mahal

Agra and the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal 9th April Another iPhone alarmed early start (this time well before dawn) wakes me in the ITC Mughal. The one hotel of the trip I wasn’t pleased to arrive at or stay in but was delighted to leave. Not helped by being the epicentre of Northern Indian tourism Agra is far from brimming […]

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Mr Singh

Jaipur Food Tour

Manjeet and I are on the road again, this time to the Pink City of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajastan founded in 1727 to replace the hill fort of Amber and so called as the walls were apparently painted pink for a visit by the then Prince of Wales, later to became Edward VII. […]

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Poncho 8

Hot and Healthy

Mexican food to go outlets have been springing up all over London in recent years and the trend shows no sign of abating. Many appear to come from the same mould, but one in particular, Poncho 8, stands sombrero and shoulders ahead of the rest. Nellie Nichols saddled up and paid a call. I’ve got this […]

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Benugo shopfront

Bringing Home The Bacon

Benugo has been at the forefront of innovation and excellence ever since the first sandwich bar opened in 1998. Now a vast empire, turning over £82m this year and enjoying massive growth, particularly since merging with Baxter Story, it continues to uphold those founding values. Nellie Nichols talks to co-founder Ben Warner at his newly-opened […]

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Pickle & Rye interior

Pickle & Spice & All Things Nice

Consultant Nellie Nichols rejoins Sandwich & Snack News as a regular contributor in this issue. In the first of her new series she visits Pickle & Rye’s brilliant new sandwich shop in Sheen Lane, London. It’s lovely to be back with you again pen in hand so to speak … I feel I’ve been to […]

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Pickle & Rye menu board

Pickle & Rye

The Eagle has landed I sometimes work from home in the little cranny, which acts as my office. Anyone who does this knows it throws up many plusses but a few minuses too. On the plus side it does drastically reduce the amount of mind-bogglingly boring trips I have to make to the local post […]

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