9 February 2019

What’s New Valentine plus… Seven Seductive Encounters with Food

What's Hot / What's Not

Ruby Chocolate Hearts Fortnum & Mason have a pleasingly sophisticated range of Valentine’s treats, from a wallet-busting hamper for £350, a tin of Secret Admirer iced biscuits (£28.95) to this charmingly old-fashioned, affordable, Ruby Chocolate Heart lolly (£8.50) fortnumandmason.com Biscuit Hearts Gails’ Christmas bun was a winner. It’s now been superseded by their  Valentine’s chocolate […]

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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...

 

5 February 2019

Q&A Chris Corbin

The Questionnaire

Chris Corbin OBE, restaurateur, Chairman of the charity Leuka and founding partner of Who’s Cooking Dinner The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking? I would say A A Gill’s Table Talk has been influential and hilarious at the same time. His wisdom on why we eat in restaurants; a meal is ‘a metaphor for […]


4 February 2019

Oscar at Table

Hirst's Notes

Oscar Wilde was far from averse to food. Before his imprisonment, there were cruel remarks about his ballooning bulk and, following his release, friends maintained two years of prison diet had the effect of improving his looks. Unfortunately, food makes little or no appearance in his writing. One exception is the cucumber sandwiches that make […]


3 February 2019

A Great Day for Aunt Bessie

Journal

Christopher Hirst finds that size matters when it comes to Yorkshire pudding You might not have known that 3 February this year was Yorkshire Pudding Day though, since it was a Sunday, there’s a strong chance that you may have participated in an unconscious celebration. Simultaneously crunchy and absorbent, Yorkshire Pudding is an essential part […]

 

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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...