15 October 2018

Kenny Shopsin 1942-2018: the philosopher of the American diner

Journal

In September, one of the most original voices in American cuisine died at the age of 76. Kenny Shopsin became famous in 2002 when Calvin Trillin eulogised his Greenwich Village eatery in the New Yorker. The robustly opinionated cook was notable for both his idiosyncratic behaviour (an obituary in the New York Times described his […]

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15 October 2018

Prince William’s Chocolate Biscuit Groom’s Cake

Recipes

  Carolyn Robb cooked for the Prince of Wales, Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry at Kensington Palace. One of the recipes the boys particularly liked was her Chocolate Biscuit Cake. ‘My mother used to make this when I was a child’ she says. ‘It was a great favourite of mine. When Prince William […]


30 September 2018

Q&A Rowley Leigh

The Questionnaire

Rowley Leigh, Chef, Restaurateur and Journalist The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking French Provincial Cooking, Elizabeth David. Boring I know The food of love… What would you cook to impress a potential date Can’t remember Your top five dinner guests, dead or alive Ava Gardner, Ken Dodd, Phyllis Diller, Carey Mulligan and William […]

 

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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...