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Aug 27, 2012 05:08 PM

Chowhound Profiles - JFores

We've posted the first of what we hope will become a regular series of stories about Chowhounds around the world, and it focuses on London's own JFores. Take a look:

Looking forward to seeing more of these coming soon!

Dave MP

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    1. A very worthy "first" to my mind.

      If it was not for the contributions of JFores and Limster, I believe there would be little of interest to most readers of the UK/Ireland board. As we know, most of the "not America" boards tend to focus on a very small number of locations and, indeed, a very small number of restaurants. In the case of the UK/Ireland board this effectively means London as few Americans venture elsewhere in the two countries. If it were not for these two contributors, the only relevent information to most visitors to our countries would be the usual merry-go-round of folk asking, say, whether it was better to go to St John or St John Bread & Wine. And what should they eat when they get there.

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      1. re: Harters

        Well, am looking forward to your profile too Harters! You have made the whole prospect of moving to Cheshire a lot more exciting with your reviews there! Hopefully I will add to them anon.

        PS - have had an offer accepted on a house in Heswall, but a hop from Fraiche :)

        1. re: helen b

          Lucky woman, having Fraiche as almost your local. I'll warn Marc you'll be coming.

          When you're thinking of booking there, try to get on one of his "Menu Black" evenings. He only runs this once a month and it's generally by invitation only (or folks "in the know" who blag their way in). It's Marc at his most creative.

        2. re: Harters

          I see your point Harters, at the same time I very much see Chowhound UK as somewhere to give something back rather than as a resource for myself.

          I use the other Chow boards when I go on holiday and like to return the favour. There are other places and other people, mostly offline, where I look to talk about food at home.

          And the fact is most tourists to Paris, New York and London want to go to the best those cities have to offer and that will include the best and most oft-visited places as well as the local ones.

          As a local there are a lot of places I like that I wouldn't necessarily recommend on Chowhound to tourists because they don't merit a visit when you only have four days in London.

          Perhaps the problem stems from it being more for tourists than locals, I suppose if the balance tipped the other way then the board would be a lot livelier.

        3. Thanks a lot Harters. Also thank you Dave for basically tipping CHOW off to my posts.

          It's a pretty cool series. I'd like to see a limster one.

          1. Many thanks to all the kind words here. Just like chowhounds exploring and uncovering restaurant gems that aren't necessarily the most obvious or easy to find, I hope that they will also profile the many chowhounds here who may not post as often, but nevertheless contribute wonderful savvy and original information and insights.