‘I would never return to the UK.’ For a chef who grew up in an English pub, and who graduated through the hallowed kitchens of St John, Edward Delling-Williams doesn’t seem to miss too much about British life and work. To be fair to him, being weaned on the local bitter can be a experience […]
What’s on your beer list? Carlsberg? Heineken? Red Stripe? If so, listen up, because there’s a growing sense in the industry that, if you’ve still got mass market beer dominating your tap list, you’re doing things very, very wrong. Right now, demand for craft beer is so strong – especially in major cities – that […]
This month, Manna celebrates its 50th birthday. The country’s oldest – or so they say – vegan restaurant is a pillar to West London’s meat-free constituency. And certainly, its longevity suggests it’s still doing something right.
‘We’re so involved in the provenance and all aspects of the food we produce,’ says Alphabeta co-founder Simon Anderson. ‘We breed our own pigs, churn our own butter, bake our own bread – we thought it was a nice way of finishing off the whole process.’
Surely, deep within us, there’s an unspoken embarrassment that fish ‘n’ chips – the greasy, unsophisticated, nutrient-poor dish that it is – is a national treasure when it comes to British food. That’s beside the fact that, given it’s an amalgam of foods from Jewish and Belgian backgrounds, it’s not even British. Ditto chicken tikka […]