Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, India, Recipes, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Chef Bindu Patel living the spice life

Live life with more spice, says Bindu Patel on her Twitter profile (@ChefBee1120), and who could argue with that. Bindu works in the Michelin starred restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair, London. Here, she shares her story with The Lemon Grove and some her recipes, all flavoured with a good squeeze of citrus! What’s it like to […]

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About Me, Books & Films, Citrus Notes, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Browsing cookery books at Borough Market

So what would you choose as your favourite go-to cookery or recipe book? This was one of the key questions put to a panel of four influential foodies working in the business including a writer, retailer, publisher and librarian. The debate was hosted by the fabulous Borough Market in south London, as a part of […]

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Food & Drink, italy, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

South London gets a taste of Italian flavours

Buffalo mozzarella balls stuffed with black olives vie for attention with piles of freshly baked focaccia and pizza steaming hot fetched out of a huge clay oven in a huge, sprawling Italian food market and community hub in one of London’s more edgier neighbourhoods south of the river Thames. The brainchild of economist, committed dreamer […]

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Food & Drink, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Italy’s Mercato arrives in London

Italian economist, dreamer and foodie Andrea Rasca has opened a continental Europe-style market and food destination in south-east London, bringing some Continental living and style to the post-Brexit city. Following a successful opening in Porto Genova, Milan last summer, Mercato Metropolitano (MM), officially opens this September but is already open for foodies. Built on the […]

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About Me, Food & Drink, Switzerland, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Zurich meets London goes Dada

Dada, one of the world’s most exciting and controversial art movements of the 2oth Century, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and it’s being done in typical style. The art and cultural movement was born out of the avant-garde world that was thriving in the Swiss city of Zürich in the 1910s before spreading […]

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Food & Drink, Ireland, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a splash of tangy Turf Sauce

Kitty O’Byrnes is a proper Irish success story. Founded in 2013, Kitty’s is a small food company created by Deb Ross, a Dublin-based foodie, and is home of Turf Sauce. Available in three flavours – smoked; sweet and tangy, and hot –  the sauce is based on  an original recipe, made sweet and tangy sauce […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Talking meat, BBQ and Holy Smoke with chef John Relihan

Irish chef John Relihan seems most happy when surrounded by swirling smoke drifting up form a shoulder of lamb or rack of ribs cooking on the BBQ. One of the original apprentices of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London and a top chef at Jamie’s Barbacoa place in the City of London, John is now […]

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Food & Drink, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Feasts and flavours of the Southbank Food Festival, London

With more than 40 small, independent producers the Southbank food festival offers a wide variety of street food and produce bringing fresh food into an exciting part of London, itself dominated by the concrete of the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and other arts buildings that sit between the River Thames and Waterloo railway […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Gin, vodka and the original still

Gin and vodka distilleries are popping up all over Britain and are using basic ingredients and flavourings as diverse as milk, sloe berries and damsons. Many of these artisan, small batch distilleries were started by enthusiasts, quickly becoming micro-businesses with several now winning national and international awards. A parallel renaissance in label design has given […]

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Books & Films, Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places

Steeped in Rebellious Spirits

Alchemist and drinks genius Ruth Ball has written a thrilling history of people and events surrounding the intoxicating world of spirits. Her book, Rebellious Spirits: The Illicit History of Booze in Britain, is a treasure trove for the curious drinker. From the gin dispensed from a cat’s paw at the Puss and Mew shop, which […]

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