Monthly Archives: August 2014

Originality and Idea Theft in the Kitchen

On September 7, Sweden’s Niklas Ekstedt will be joining the MAD panel to discuss “Originality and Idea Theft in the Kitchen” at the Food Festival in Århus, Denmark. At the age of 21, he opened his first restaurant in the south of Sweden. A few years have past since then … Continue reading

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5 of Our Favourite Bill Granger Recipes

As Bill Granger’s 3 year anniversary of contributing recipes to The Independent on Sunday is fast approaching, we decided to compile a list of our 5 favourite 2014 recipes from the chef to try at home. Seeded hazelnut rye loaf Catching a whiff of fresh … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Restaurant Reviews

Kurobuta has consecutively charmed its way onto this week’s list once again, as has Toto’s, which appeared twice last month. Meanwhile, first timers on the Spoon blog include Primeur, channeling indomitable Frenchness in north London, and Artusi, putting a modern spin on Italian culinary form … Continue reading

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The Tasting Room’s Margot Janse brings her award-winning South-African cuisine to London

    DATE: Tuesday 9th September 2014 LOCATION: Alyn Williams At The Westbury TIME: 7pm – 11pm PRICE: CHEFstock 2014 tickets cost £200 per person and include all food, wine and Champagne. BOOKINGS: Book early to avoid disappointment, contact reservations on 020 7183 … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Restaurant Reviews…

Since my recent blog post on my go to Asian food spots in London, last week’s restaurant reviews have broadened my horizons to new Chinese ventures in London such as The Bamboo Flute and Shanshuijian, the menu-secretive Hunan by Mr Peng and the … Continue reading

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Modernist Cuisine Recipe: Cold-Infused Dashi

Cold-Infused Dashi One for summer, this Modernist Cuisine, cold Japanese broth is flavourful, delicious, and elegantly simple to cook. It consists of naturally occurring ingredients, umami-rich glutamates, and flavours which intensify as cooking progresses. Dashi can traditionally be made into the … Continue reading

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Petersham Nurseries Cafe: Supper Club Dinner

The Boglione family’s Petersham Nurseries Cafe has continued its series of Supper Clubs, opening its restaurant doors to guests for a rare chance to enjoy dinner in the midst of the charmingly rustic greenhouse. Intimate and bohemian, the breathtaking ambience did not disappoint last night, channeling … Continue reading

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Restaurants in London that Remind Me of (Malay-)Asia

Nineteen, curious and adventurous, I had no qualms about flying abroad to pursue my education in the United Kingdom, but the one thing that I knew I would miss was the food. Heavily influenced by its Thai, Indonesian and other neighbours … Continue reading

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JUNI, New York celebrates tomato season with a special TOMATO TASTING MENU

From tomorrow, Chef Shaun Hergatt’s JUNI will be celebrating tomatoes with a special Tomato Tasting Menu. From oven dried tomato carpaccio to tomato verbena sorbet, guests can explore a tasting menu conceptually rooted in the fresh flavours of heirloom tomatoes. The six-course menu … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Restaurant Reviews

Time Out London (Catherine Balston) – Lima Floral     5 out of 5 “Lima Floral is perfect for diners looking for a new kick…Here, Martinez’s dishes are playful and imaginative.” Catherine Balston, writing for Time Out London, is taken … Continue reading

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