Best and worst restaurants from all over the world, featuring some of our favorite or worst dishes and desserts.
My Guide to the Best Coffee in Shoreditch
Shoreditch is a neighbourhood just on the immediate eastern edge of the City of London. It was one of the first areas where the power of inner-city gentrification was demonstrated in the London's current regeneration cycle.
How to Win Food Awards
Everyone loves an award - it's great to receive an endorsement of your hard work, product, and your business. While time is always tight making the effort to enter a well-chosen award can really pay off.
Judging a Restaurant
Today my children fancied chips and curry sauce, a bit unusual for a Sunday but I thought I would indulge them especially since my Northern hubby loves a good haddock and chips from a proper chippy. So after quite a long google search trying to find a good sit down fish and chips restaurant open on a Sunday – there we were tucking in to crispy battered fish with good ole soggy chips and a pot of luscious curry sauce.
Best Themed Restaurants in NYC
If you're a foodie, you know that New York City is the place for you. With a serious eating-culture, NYC is often at the cutting edge of new food trends, experiments and experiences. It is no surprise that New York is also the capital of themed restaurants. If you're looking for a unique dining experience in The City That Never Sleeps, try one of these hot spots next time you're heading out to celebrate.
Best Cold Hors D'oeuvres Recipes
There are few things more enjoyable to more people than going out to dinner. Getting waited on, eating well prepared, delicious food in the company of those close to us is truly one of life's great pleasures. Of course variety is endless in the ever evolving world of culinary. The options limitless, the combinations infinite, the enjoyment timeless even if the literal fulfillment from consumption is short lived.
My Guide to the Best Cafes in Hoxton, London
Towpath For most of the year, the Regent’s Canal in the Hoxton neighbourhood is best avoided — inhabited only by cyclists and joggers battling each other for space on the narrow canal-side path. Once the sun comes out though it’s a different story.
Health Benefits of Cooking at Home Vs Eating Out
There remains an intense debate among lovers of food over whether dining out or cooking at home leads to better meals. But better is a loaded statement. Better can mean better tasting. Better can mean more satisfying.
Eating the Real Iceland
There’s one essential thing to know about Iceland - it's 2 – 3 times the price of the UK, it may put you off but the stunning views, friendly people and divine food will make you forget about the credit card bill at the end of the month. Apparently, they dropped a few 0’s off their currency. It’s now approximately 130 krona to £1 or for calculations say each 1000kr is approx. £7.50.
Shaw Shank Lamb Redemption
In the good old days when ABC was singing about poisoned arrows and Jimmy Saville was well respected (I never liked him) lamb shanks were a thing of revoltingness with the fore shank and hind shank being a lower sheep's leg of connective tissue and fatiness, needing hours of old fashioned slow cooking to render it down to an edible state – you could get a shank for less than a pound then, after all it’s only a ‘Tibia’.
We Rate the Vietnamese Restaurants of Kingsland Road, London
I've never been to Vietnam, but Vietnamese food would have to be right up there in at least my top five of favourite things to eat.
The Disappointments of Mexican Food in London
I love Mexican food. Done well, it's the the kind of food that instantly puts me in a vacation state-of-mind – firing my imagination with beach-side memories of margaritas and food trucks dishing out simple but delicious flavour sensations.
Best Donut Shops in NYC
Fueling the sleepless masses is an important job, and who better to take it on than the best donut shops in NYC? From the local mom and pop shops to the most extreme donut operations in the city, these connoisseurs know exactly what New Yorkers like.