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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20 July 2017

Tuscan Tiramisu

Recipes

In his black chef’s hat, Chef Fabio Neri has something of the look of a Medici banker, though proves a lot less sombre. The head chef at San Gimignano’s Locanda dell’Artista,  a dreamy hill-top bed and breakfast with a high end restaurant attached, Fabio woos diners night after night with his inventive raviolis and magical […]

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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19 July 2017

What’s New plus… Five of the Worst Literary Picnics…

What's Hot / What's Not

London cure smoked salmon H Forman & Son, London’s now sole remaining family-owned artisan smokehouse, has been operating since 1905. This year its London Cure Smoked Salmon has been awarded PGI status – the European protected geographical indication that celebrates traditional regional foods (other PGIs include Gorgonzola in Italy and Champagne in France). London Cure […]

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6 July 2017

Q&A Rachel Roddy

The Questionnaire

Rachel Roddy, award-winning food writer based in Rome The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book. My mother cooked from it a lot and I remember the painting on the cover of a woman with a chair and a cabbage. English food has taken on a new significance since I’ve been […]

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3 July 2017

What’s Hot plus… five great Independence Day recipes

What's Hot / What's Not

Buzz at the Ritz The Ritz, in tandem with its near neighbour, Fortnum & Mason, has installed three colonies of bees on its Piccadilly rooftop. Each hive holds approximately 60,000 Buckfast bees producing up to 60kg of urban honey culled from the poshest of city flowers – those growing in Royal St James Park and […]