Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • stamaria Santa Maria
    Best Pizza in London
  • tapcoffee Tap Coffee
    Coffee time in Warren St
  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
    Exmouth Espresso Blend
  • kurobuta Kurobuta
    Japanese Tapas
  • oddonos Oddono's
    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Can Be Bribed With Food or 500 [Guest Post]

499 posts ago my friend Odo started The Blog About Nothing in London. His initial quest was to find the best burger in the city and since then he has been on a journey that has taken him all around the world trying not only burgers but the best each city he has visited had to offer: wings, steaks, ribs… You name it.

His writing has grown, his experience widened and much has changed for him both personally and professionally. With a great love for life he has persevered and created a fun [almost] daily read for friends and family and I’m honoured he has asked me to take on his 500th post. 

Now, I don’t do restaurant reviews like Odo does – I tried a couple of times and I was one of those mean critics that enjoyed making fun of whatever was wrong and so I opted to follow my dad’s philosophy: if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. I started developing recipes instead.

I’ve been trying to decide for a while what recipe to share on this momentous occasion and I have opted for a salad because I figured you people need a light meal after all this meat!

This is as simple as it gets and it’s both a nice small lunch in the summer but it also works well as a side for barbecues – All those barbecues we dream of having here in the UK but never quite get to have! 

Tuna and bean salad
Serves 4 as a side 

1 tin tuna chunks in brine (drained)
1 tin cannellini beans (drained)
1 medium white onion thinly sliced
1 big bunch of fresh parsley roughly chopped
A pinch of chilli flakes
Zest of 1 lemon
3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1tbsp white wine vinegar
Salt to taste 

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl with your [washed] hands and enjoy! 

Salad Time
Oh! Oh! I obviously can’t go without a Seinfeld quote I guess… Taken from “The Glasses

George: All right, let me just... I'm going to grab an apple
Jerry: Hey, Kramer, Elaine's afraid of Snowball!

Kramer: Little Snowball? He runs on batteries!
(George takes a bite out of an onion)

Elaine: You know, George, that's an onion
George: Yes it is. (And he takes another bite)

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I cannot thanks enough to my dearest friend Carla for this post and also for convincing me three years ago to start writing this blog.


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