In the world of tight margins, the convenience of frozen food, and empty dining rooms, it’s not surprising that passion is sometimes lost in the kitchen. Chefs falling out of love with their food is not uncommon, and quality (not to mention their confidence) plummets as a result. So how do you create an unadulterated […]
It’s almost that time again. From the 14th to the 18th June, one of London’s biggest food attractions returns for its thirteenth year. Chefs, sommeliers, FOH staff, and personalities from around the world descend on Regent’s Park to deliver some of their best dishes to the hungry public. With various demos, residencies and pop-ups in […]
Since the ’70s, the curry house has been a staple not just of British food, but British culture as a whole. They were once a revelation – proponents of an exciting, colourful, and different way of eating out. They single-handedly jazzed up the British palate threefold, and inspired people to recreate these new, exotic flavours […]
‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes,’ once wrote Marcel Proust. The French thinker had a point – travel has a knack for changing people’s opinions of the world. I can’t confirm Belon head chef Daniel Calvert had Proust in mind when leaving the UK in […]
Restaurants have always been fixated with wine. Perhaps they should be. There’s a healthy mark-up, almost everyone appreciates it, and it provides a comfortable match with food. But here’s the thing – increasingly, people don’t want comfortable. They want something unique.