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Eating Viet in London

Eating Viet in London June 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Hot town, summer in the city… has arrived early in London this year. So, what to eat? Man cannot survive on salad leaves and barbecues alone, but when the mercury is rising and there’s no air-conditioning – we’re in the UK remember! – it’s difficult to get enthusiastic about roasts, or...

5 Essential British Summer Desserts

5 Essential British Summer Desserts May 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Summers don’t last long in London and those precious three months are crammed with outdoor concerts, alfresco dining, festivals, the social sporting events of Ascot, Wimbledon, and Henley Royal Regatta, and lazy afternoons in pub gardens — each of which must be accompanied by local seasonal...

Rise Early for the Billingsgate Fish Market

Rise Early for the Billingsgate Fish Market May 18, 2011 | Food | Read More
Trading over 25,000 tons of fish a year, Billingsgate Fish Market is the UK’s busiest fish market. It may be hidden away from central London on the Isle of Dogs in East London, yet well worth an early morning schlep to buy the freshest catch of the day and witness London’s friendly fishmongers...

Eat Your Way Around London This Weekend

Eat Your Way Around London This Weekend May 5, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Now that the wedding of the century is old news, let’s return to what regularly fuels the soul … food.  Thankfully there are plenty of food festivals this weekend around London that should certainly keep your hearts and stomachs full. Meet over 400 of Britain’s finest local producers...

Afternoon Tea in London (but not as we know it…)

Afternoon Tea in London (but not as we know it…) May 5, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Afternoon tea in London? Why, of course! The Ritz, The Palm Court, Fortnum & Mason’s. Sipping a cup of Earl Grey from best bone china, and cucumber sandwiches, scones and cream on best Wedgwood china. Chintzy hotel parlours and tinkly harp and piano music. How charmingly 20th century!  But of...

World Music at the Kemia Bar

World Music at the Kemia Bar April 6, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Despite its central London location in buzzing Heddon Street (just off Regent Street), it’s easy to walk past the Kemia Bar, and never know it’s there. And thankfully, most people do. Thankfully because it only holds around 100 people max, and at that point you’re cheek by jowl. Stepping into...

Daddy Donkey’s Kick Ass Burritos

Daddy Donkey’s Kick Ass Burritos March 29, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
I moved to the UK nearly six years ago and often I am asked what I miss most about the United States. My reply is in this order: family and friends (since they are my most loyal readers) the weather, I’m from a very sunny place Mexican food Oh how I miss Mexican food. Not that sloppy mess of...

Race Your Cakes: London’s Pancake Day

Race Your Cakes: London’s Pancake Day March 7, 2011 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
You may know it as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, but here in Britain we call it Pancake Day. Origins of the tradition began when Christians needed to clean out their pantries, using up all the sugar, eggs, and other goodies before fasting began with Lent on Ash Wednesday. Today we devour...

London Gaga for Breast Milk Ice Cream

London Gaga for Breast Milk Ice Cream February 26, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Yes, you read that clearly, human breast milk ice cream is now on sale in London’s Covent Garden. Cue the moans, groans and horrified faces. But willing tasters claim the ice cream is actually quite nice, very sweet and even creamier than regular ice cream. Tagged Baby Gaga, the £15 ($24) scoop...

Where to Eat a Cornish Pasty in London

Where to Eat a Cornish Pasty in London February 25, 2011 | Food | Read More
Do I dare say Cornish Pasty in the title now that the pasty has won protected geographical indication (PGI) status, sort of like appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for French wines. (Pronounced past-e not paste -e by the way.) The D-shaped short crust pastry traditionally filled with chunky...