Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Stagolee's - authentic Southern US food, liquor & hospitality #review

They had me at "fried chicken." I scanned the rest of the email inviting me to visit Stagolee's Hot Chicken and Liquor Joint in Fulham, London this week but to be honest, I was never gonna say no to someone offering me authentic Southern fried chicken.

It turns out that this delightful restaurant on North End Road, decorated with old family photos which make you wish you were a family member, is not just another fried chicken joint selling pale and greasy portions.

This is groan out loud, better than sex fried chicken which makes you not only lick your own fingers but possibly those of the diner next to you as well. No grease but moist meat with a massively moreish coating leaving you wishing you had worn even stretchier trousers so you could cram just one more piece in your mouth.

fried chicken at Stagolee's London, restaurant review

 Brined for 24 hours, dipped in buttermilk, dipped in a family-created blend of flavourings and spices and skillet fried, with or without heat and HEAT. Are you brave enough to tackle the very hot Tom Devil chicken? I was not!

Oh but there's more. Under the expert care of the very smiley and food-passionate Chef Ashley using age-old family recipes and not a little of her own flair, Stagolee's offers home-sick Americans a true  and comprehensive taste of Southern hospitality.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How Wearing the Correct Sportswear Can Enhance Performance

When I was a youngster all you really needed for sports was a pair of green flash pumps and a wrap round nylon skirt and navy blue knickers to protect your modesty.

Even on a sub-zero hockey field with snow flakes swirling so fast you could hardly see the other players you braved it out in your skirt and, if you were lucky, longer socks. Back in those days there would have to be several inches of snow before Double Games was cancelled.

By the time I was out of compulsory PE and into sports for fun and fitness, it was all about the leotard and leggings and trainers were becoming more widespread for sport and fashion. I bought my first pair of hi-top glaringly white branded trainers in Florida on my first holiday with my soon to be husband and was so proud of them!

Nowadays activewear and complimentary footwear is de rigeur in the gym, studio and out on the street. You cannot swing even a small cat in my local high street for women wearing activewear, usually clutching yoga mats heading for a skim soy latte.