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...

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18 September 2017

Strawberry Hill plus five of the best places for tea

Journal

Horace Walpole,  politician, gossip and man of letters, first moved into Strawberry Hill, his gothic fantasy villa by the Thames in 1747 and stayed put for the next 50 years. This month the house is hosting a series of events to celebrate the writer’s tercentenary, including an 18th-century style tea party. Guests will be served […]

About Us

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...

 
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15 September 2017

The Hanky-Panky

Shaken, Sometimes Stirred

A perfect drink for autumn evenings, this cocktail is a rarity in that it comes with dialogue attached. Whenever he was feeling below par, the distinguished stage actor Sir Charles Hawtrey (not to be confused with the Charles Hawtrey who was Private Widdle in Carry On Up the Khyber) would pop into the Savoy’s American […]

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6 September 2017

Q&A Prue Leith

The Questionnaire

Prue Leith CBE,  GBBO judge, restaurateur, caterer, journalist, cookery writer, novelist   The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Elizabeth David’s Mediterranean Cooking. The food of love… What would you cook to impress a potential date A Pancake Pie. As homely as bolognaise but less messy to eat than spaghetti Your top five dinner […]

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31 August 2017

Coming up in September

Journal

English apples growing your own community orchard Q&A: Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi reveal all about simple Italian food, date night suppers and inheritance recipes Five of the best on-line suppliers of Greek, Italian and French food Tomato success story the kitchens and bee-pollinated glasshouses of the Isle of Wight tomato farm Feasting at Stonehenge what […]