Grenfell Community Kitchen

ne 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 […]
Sep 18, 2018 /

Celebration Chocolate Babka

ncapsulating 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, […]
Sep 15, 2018 /

Q&A Atoosa Sepehr

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 […]
Sep 8, 2018 /

Everything else is dross

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 […]
Aug 30, 2018 /

'God! Guests!'

Arabian Sands, the beautifully written account by Wilfred Thesiger (1910 - 2003) of crossing the Empty Quarter by camel, is a classic of travel literature. […]
Aug 4, 2018 /

The Hidden Hut

rstwhile Cornish snack-stand, now a restaurant so hot that tickets for its 600 covers sell out almost as soon as they are released, The Hidden […]
Jul 29, 2018 /

Q&A Juliet Harbutt

Juliet Harbutt, one of the world’s leading experts on cheese The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The Edmonds cookbook! It is a published by a […]
Jul 27, 2018 /

Piquant tastes in Vile Bodies

Christopher Hirst explores the tasty food references in Evelyn Waugh’s second novel... ell-heeled Waugh fans can enjoy an on-going treat in the projected 43 volumes of […]
Jul 25, 2018 /

Summer Cookbooks

Christopher Hirst explores a few literary fruits from the sunny season The Book of Ices by Mrs A.B.Marshall Mrs Marshall (1855-1905) was the Nigella of her day. […]
Jul 5, 2018 /

Crunch time favourite

Foie gras? Sure, it tastes quite good. Horrible way to make a snack, but it does melt on the tongue. Lobster? Fine, but fiddly. Truffles? […]
Jun 16, 2018 /