Mike Gerrard

"Author of Snakes Alive and Other Travel Writing"
Mike Gerrard
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (48 of 52)
Location: Green Valley, Arizona, USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 36,998 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 52
Wee Glesca - A Pocket Guide To Glasgow: Late 2014 &hellip by Scott C. Docherty
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I've been to Glasgow several times and it's one of my favourite UK cities. (Or will it not be a UK city soon, after the Independence Referendum?)

Anyway, wherever Glasgow is I'd recommend this brief but fact-filled book if you're travelling there and want to see the highlights. The author chooses his ten best places in different categories, like Festivals, Restaurants (how to choose just ten??), shopping and attractions. He gives them brief but very good write-ups, and includes all the practical information and links you could want. He includes opening hours, address, details of Twitter and Facebook addresses, website address, and so on.

It really is a pocket guide,… Read more
Food Tripper Books: Ten Minute Tapas And Other Spe&hellip by Helen Hokin
I love tapas, especially when we've got friends coming round. I love having a selection of starters to have with cava or champagne that are easy to prepare, look good, are easy to serve and most of all they taste good. There's nothing quite like tapas that does all that.

So I'm a sucker for tapas books, but this one is really good. It starts with an introduction about the author's introduction to Spain, where she eventually lived for 3 years. She clearly loves Spanish food and here she presents just over 20 tapas recipes, which really had me drooling.

One thing about tapas is that they should be fairly quick to prepare, and these are certainly that, taking 10 minutes… Read more
Food Tripper Books: London Street Food Guide by Helen Hokin
I'd recommend this guide to London street food to anyone, whether you're planning to visit London or whether you live there. London has a justified reputation as being an expensive city in which to stay and to eat, yet some of its best food is also some of its cheapest. As well as some great yet very ordinary looking cafes, there's been a boom in London's street food in recent years.

The author - a food writer and TV presenter - has chosen 25 of her favourite street food vendors, and they make for a really varied mix. There are stories here about people making Mexican luardos, Spanish paella, gourmet meat pies, French crepes and everything from burgers to pork-filled steamed… Read more