I ate lunch at Gran Paradiso in Victoria, my favourite restaurant in London. It does the best salads and fruit salads in the city and its owner, Sandro, grows many of his own herbs and salads and collects wild mushrooms to feed his clients.
Gran Paradiso is a restaurant I adore because Sandro cares so much about freshness and quality of food. I had a huge salad of everything raw - radiccio, ruccola, watercress, fresh herbs - dressed in balsamic vinegar and crushed herbs with no oil. I drank some more mineral water. Then I had wild duck, which I adore (I dislike farm duck since it has no flavour and is too fatty) together with some courgettes, spinach and broccoli. For dessert I had a huge fruit salad full of fresh mango, papaya, pineapple and strawberries. I then had a canarino - which is hot water in which twists of lemon have been steeped - and I also drank a large glass of wine: Cabernet Franc Collio from the vineyard of Count Attems.
In the afternoon I had another litre of Vittel between lunchtime and bedtime. At 5.30pm I took a train from Paddington to Pembrokeshire. I dislike intensely the stuff they serve on the Great Western Railway, so I took a large Thermos of the same miso plus seaweeds with me which I drank on the train. I also took a cocktail of herbal tinctures, which I take morning and evening. They are strengthening yet calming, and enhance immunity. I buy them from a company called Phyto Pharmaceuticals in Mansfield, and mix together whatever I want for whatever purpose. Yesterday I took equal parts tincture of echinacea, purpura, sage, motherwort and golden seal - about one teaspoon of each in a glass of the Vittel water. That was it for the day.Reuse content