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 […]

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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...

 

30 November 2019

Top Ten Gifts for Under a Tenner

Journal

Christmas presents that won’t break the bank…     Emma Bridgewater Sprouts tea towel £10 www.emmabridgewater.co.uk       Summer Truffle Guerande Sea Salt (100g) thegoodfoodnetwork.com RRP £7.50     Brindisa Arbequina Olive Oil £9.95  1 litre brindisa.com/products/brindisa-arbequina-1ltr       Snowdonia cheese company Boxed Duo: Black Bomber extra mature Cheddar and vintage Red Leicester […]


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 […]


28 November 2019

Treat of the week: Baskets

Journal

Under everything there’s something.  If your culinary life resembles this graphic description of the heaped piles of paraphernalia to be found in Somerville and Ross’s cluttered Irish kitchen, then you might be in need of a solution… Look no further than Danish company Broste who have produced a stylish selection of kitchen baskets – in […]

 

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...