19 June 2019

Dips from the Depths

Journal

Christopher Hirst explores two exceptional starters bestowed by the ever-generous cod Forty years ago, taramasalata was a near-obligatory dinner party starter, usually accompanied by its vegetarian brother hummus. Following this peak, the lurid pink dip, its day-go hue imparted more by e-number dyes than tarama (cod roe), steadily fell from favour. Its ubiquity and harsh […]

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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...

 

14 June 2019

Treat of the week: Radical Tea Towel

Journal

A Conservative leadership election; Trump’s state visit; Brexit stasis; global warming… The country, if not the world, is a mess but you can seek refuge in your kitchen with a new collection of tea towels each carrying quotes (from classical authors as well as political figures) illustrating social and political commentary inspired by times perhaps […]


12 June 2019

Passion and Pigeon Pie

Journal

“They had a very fine day for Box Hill … Nothing was wanting but to be happy when they got there. Seven miles were travelled in expectation of enjoyment, and every body had a burst of admiration on first arriving…” Yet as fans of  Jane Austen’s Emma will know, this seemingly propitious day ends in […]


29 May 2019

Treat of the week: Breakfast at Craigmhor Lodge

Journal

Her cuisine is limited but she has as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman.’  That was Sherlock Holmes on the cooking of Mrs Hudson, his housekeeper at 221b Baker Street. For Holmes, that meant ham and eggs, but he would doubtless have been able to cope with the additional glories of the Scotch […]

 

About Bread & Oysters

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...