DIARY: Memories of comfort food served in splendour at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. RECIPE: David Hammonds’ chicken pot pie.
DIARY: The perils of finding building contractors in England. RECIPES: Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
DIARY: Stuffing ourselves with excellent food at an annual feast. TASTE TESTING: Johnny Walker Double Black and four single malts from Speyside: Mortlach, McClelland’s, Benromach and Ardmore.