The Clarkins are defying the retail odds and, while it would be going too far to suggest that mmm glug
is to breathe new life into Grainger Street, it is a sign of a growing appetite for high-quality produce.
Mmm and Glug
was opened as just 'mmm' at the Grainger Market in 2008 by Simone Clarkin and her husband Ian, with the adjoining 'glug
' beer section opened later.
started out in 2007 as a handful of mates talking shop in an East London pub.
I combined a good glug
of cordial and a decent measure of soda water and tumbled into the gins with cucumber.
But it's always in my cupboard, a couple of glugs
really sets off your everyday recipes.
Anyway, as I was taking the last glug
of my vino, my mate Neil (fresh from enjoying the plum crumble with custard) called the girl over and said with a straight face: "Tell your grandpa his plums are lovely." And I immediately sprayed a full mouthful of Chianta all over her blouse...
(Serves 6) 1 large pinch saffron strands Olive oil 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed 1 large onion, sliced 70g cooking chorizo, sliced into discs 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 12 cherry tomatoes 220g jar roasted yellow and red peppers, sliced 50g smoked streaky bacon 300ml white rioja wine 2 bay leaves 2-3 sprigs sage 2-3 sprigs thyme 1 large Spanish dried chilli, chopped 1 tsp paprika 450g paella rice 1.2 litres chicken stock 200g raw prawns 200g mussels, scrubbed and rinsed 200g clams, scrubbed and rinsed 1 pinch salt 1 bunch parsley, chopped Method: Put the saffron in a small bowl and add a good glug
of olive oil.
has taken to social media to collate views on the historic market's operating hours after being inundated with customers wanting to shop more often.
An early-morning glug
of the pink stuff is recovery's first step after a boozily gut-skinning night.
Heat a large frying pan or wok with a glug
of olive oil.
Moroccan chicken casserole (serves 2-3) INGREDIENTS: For spice paste: 2-3 large garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped; pinch sea salt flakes; 2-3 pinches smoked paprika; 2-3 good pinches ground turmeric; 1tsp cumin seeds; glug