18 September 2018

Grenfell Community Kitchen

Recipes

One positive event to emerge from the dreadful Grenfell Tower tragedy in West London has been the birth of the Hubb Community Kitchen. It was started by a group of women who had been displaced by the fire, and needed somewhere to cook fresh food for their families. They began to use the kitchen at […]

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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...

 

15 September 2018

Celebration Chocolate Babka

Recipes

Encapsulating all that’s most seductive about Eastern European and Jewish baking, the Babka (or Baba) is a sweetened bread or cake made from rich dough, baked in a tall cylindrical mould. It’s origins are mysterious but Savella Stechishin, the Ukrainian-Canadian home economist and writer speculates that ‘the baba-bread may have originated in prehistoric times when […]


8 September 2018

Q&A Atoosa Sepehr

The Questionnaire

Atoosa Sepehr, author and photographer The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The book that I return to that has influenced my cooking style, and continues to do so, is an old notebook that my mother gave to me some years ago that contains many wonderful Iranian recipes that were handed down to her […]


30 August 2018

Everything else is dross

Journal

Contradictions are not unknown in cookbooks though they are rarely as egregious as the one in Nikko Amandonico’s La Pizza (Mitchell Beazley). This exploration of the history and ingredients of the pizza concludes with 27 recipes including pizza with broccoli, with aubergine, with rosemary, with onion… Almost all would fall into the ‘dross’ category if […]

 

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...