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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1 March 2017

Q & A Tessa Kiros

The Questionnaire

Tessa Kiros, cookery writer and world traveller The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking? The Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook – I think from 1970. It was the one I came across in our home when I was young. I remember always looking through this book and thinking how glamorous the pictures were and wanting […]

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...

 
Claudia Roden shot for OFM at her home in north london
28 February 2017

Coming Back to Claudia

Bookshelf

Christopher Hirst reports on his joyful rediscovery of Claudia Roden’s Food of Italy… A few weeks ago, a friend brought us the welcome present of half a pound of white crabmeat from Guernsey. Very nice – but it was Christmas so this treat disappeared into the freezer. Coming across it by chance, I realised there […]

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28 February 2017

Delaunay – Old Vienna on the Aldwych

Restaurant & pub reviews

Christopher Hirst is impressed by the scale and style of the Delaunay Usually you can love or hate a restaurant at first sight but sometimes it takes two or more visits to get the full gauge of a place. From my first visit to the Delaunay, shortly after it opened in 2012, I can recall […]

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27 February 2017

What’s Hot plus Five of the Best… Pancake paraphernalia

What's Hot / What's Not

Cumbrian lamb Herdwick lamb reared in the Cumbrian Hills is back in Booths stores for its limited season of four months. Delicious in its own right but buying it also provides much-needed support for Cumbrian hill farming Cumbrian lamb, diced £15.50/kg, rolled shoulder £10/kg, loin chops £16/kg, visit booths.co.uk Teapot cake Hard to resist this […]