31 December 2019

New Year Cocktail: The Ward 8

The Alcoholipsist

The slightly eerie name of this classic cocktail actually refers to an electoral district in Boston. In 1898, the concoction was invented in the bar of the Locke-Ober restaurant to celebrate the election of one Martin Lomasney to the state’s legislature. Curiously, the celebration occurred before the election since the election of Lomasney was a […]

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Bread & Oysters is an online magazine featuring news, views and mus(ings) from the world of food, past, present and future. It is run by freelance food journalists Christopher Hirst, Carolyn Hart and Emma Hagestadt, find out more about them below...

 

31 December 2019

Treat for the New Year: Vallebona Box

Journal

The Table@Vallebona monthly box delivers a delightfully eccentric collection of Japanese and Italian ingredients (aka treats for the discerning kitchen) to your door. The products are chosen by Stefana Vallebonna, importer of Italian artisan food, and his Japanese wife Naoko and include seasonal items such as Testun al Barolo – a cow’s milk cheese with Barolo […]


13 December 2019

Q&A Valentine Warner

The Questionnaire

Valentine Warner, cook, food writer and broadcaster The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The Independent Cook by Jeremy Round. It was the first book that really made me think about seasonality, particularly British but also nodding to seasonal produce in other countries. It is deeply original, and the writing is very humorous. He […]


28 November 2019

The Sir Charles Napier

Restaurant & pub reviews

Once memorably described by restaurant critic Tom Parker Bowles as ‘a gastropub wearing handmade Lobbs’, the  Sir Charles Napier is the kind of country pub you thought had vanished from British rural life. It’s located in the depths of south Oxfordshire, on a beechwood ridge between two valleys in a hamlet named Spriggs Holly. Behind […]

 

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The Food Writer's Cooperative is an online magazine featuring news, views and mus(ings) from the world of food, past, present and future. It is run by freelance food journalists Christopher Hirst, Carolyn Hart & Emma Hagestadt, find out more about them below...