Food

Review – Poppies [Spitalfields, London]

Rating: In a word: Traditional Appeals to: Anyone wanting to take a step back in time. The 1950s décor has been meticulously designed by ‘Pop’ himself (Pat Newland) the celebrated owner of Poppies. The result will…transport you. Everything is covered; from wall to wall
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Food events Cornwall, June

June food events

As summer finally kicks in, so does the summer food fest, and this month is already set to be a cracker. Sandy toes and stinging cheeks characterise the sixth month of the year. On caustic waves of vinegar, here in Cornwall the fish and chip supper still has a place in my heart.
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A festival of food, family and fun

Food news – Literary feasting at Port Eliot Festival

Cornwall’s biggest and best festival has tasty treats this year. Having grown up in Cornwall, I have several friends who went to Port Eliot when they held the annual Elephant Fayre back in the 80s. Then, it was a punkier version of the now very civilised lit-fest that we
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Asian Curry Awards 2015 open for nominations

Are you a fan of Asian curries? If so we have some great news for you … the fifth Asian Curry Awards are now open for nomination. So why not put your favourite restaurant up for an award?    Who can be nominated? The competition is open to all Asian restaurants
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Union Yard Winter Market – catch it while you can!

There’s a great new street food pop-up to warm you up this winter and it’s landed in Union Yard, Southwark. We’re not talking about the crazy-busy Christmas fair tourist trap type catastrophe, but a proper, decent street food gathering laced with good food, fine
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Review – Babylon’s Winter Terrace

What did you do for Halloween? Thanks to TB, we spent the evening in the gorgeous surroundings in Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens. The venue is owned by Richard Branson, who famously bought it the day after he’d been turned away at the door by an over-zealous bouncer. In a
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Review – Bourgee, Southend [Essex]

A fantastic new edition to the Essex food scene, filling a gap in luxury dining and delivering great taste and stunning ingredients at a reasonable cost. Bourgee is warm and inviting while remaining something a little bit special. The staff really make the venue, with a fantastic
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Quark Protein Pancake - With Yoghurt & Berries

Recipe – Gluten Free Quark Protein Pancakes

As a substandard cook but passionate weightlifter, I spend a lot of my time trying to come up with more inventive, healthy and delicious ways to ‘carb up’ up on the days in which I need to. It is in this hungry and physically depleted state in which a lot of my low
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Adam Baker from Cho Gazpacho

Profile – Adam Baker [¡Cho! Gazpacho]

We speak to Adam Baker, ‘Choman extraordinaire’ – a job title that roughly translates to managing director (we think?) at ¡Cho! Gazpacho. Tasting Britain loves Cho. There are many reasons. Firstly, in  Adam, I may have found someone with a more
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Eat the Tube Strike – beating the strike blues with food

During the Tube strike earlier this year I noticed a few food establishments offering deals during the misery of the Tube strike, to help ease those painful journeys and give you a distraction on your long trek home. Sure enough, some of them are doing so again, with more
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