‘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 […]
Dee Laffan spoke to American chef Andy Ricker during his recent trip to Dublin for The Big Grill Festival about his love for Thai cuisine and the challenges of introducing a new cuisine to diners in Portland.
Back in June, more than 45 of London’s big-name chefs descended on Regent’s Park for one of Europe’s ultimate restaurant festivals, Taste of London. Something of a banquet ensued – Jose Pizarro dished up his popular squid ink croquettes, Pascal Aussignac showcased his duck foie gras doughnut, and Selin Kiazim earned some new fans with […]
Dee Laffan caught up with chef Robin Gill at Ballymaloe Litfest last month to chat about his work, the future and if a restaurant in Ireland is on the cards. Irish chef Robin Gill has achieved a lot throughout his career, and now with four acclaimed London restaurants under his belt, it’s clear he has […]