I often get requests to write about what would make a good gift for a gentleman. Without further ado and in light of the coming Christmas holidays, I present a few suggestions that may do for a gentleman young or old, ranging in taste from the classic to the modern. The Bottle: This versatile gift […]
Rich in vitamins B, C, and A, asparagus is the quintessential springtime treat. Whether grilled, roasted, sautéed, or steamed as a companion to a main dish or as the featured essence of a light soup, this cancer-fighting vegetable is versatile and rich in flavour. One simple way to cook asparagus is by steaming. This is best done […]
Aaah, summer. The sun, the late nights strolling about town, mini-skirts and long legs, and for the gentlemen…shorts. Gentlemen, be careful when you stroll about town not to commit the following short fashion disasters: No: Yes: To summarise: No to crocs, tevas, birkenstocks, or heavy sandals attached with velcro. No to socks above ankle length […]
A big thank you to those readers and contributors who nominated An English Gentleman for the Cosmopolitan UK Blog Awards 2010. How very exciting it is to be shortlisted. Have a look… Cosmo Blog Awards Vote! …you will find us under Sex and Relationships. Please vote for An English Gentleman and let’s bring some elegance […]
We are pleased to announce some exciting new features on An English Gentleman. Our new series of articles in the “Being English” category highlights some of the most quintessentially English customs and traditions. Stay tuned for the first of our “traditions” series: The T Series, explaining everything you wanted to know about that consummate English tradition: the art […]
Got a bag of cherries and a duck? Here’s what to do with them: Roast Duck in Port (or Brandy) Cherry Sauce 1. Pit about 250g of cherries. 2. In a saucepan, place a finely-chopped shallot or onion with about 2 tbsp of butter and cook until golden. 3. Add the cherries to the pan, […]
Never wear a strapless evening gown at a dinner party where there’s a large center table ornament (for example ice sculpture, floral arrangement, etc). Why? Because it will appear to that nice-looking chap sitting opposite you that you are completely naked.