Of Course Jay Rayner Hates Picnics

British critic is so over it. We're not.
Jul 18, 2013 1:01 pm

“Picnics are never lovely. Picnics are where lunch goes to die,” argues Jay Rayner in his ironically named Happy Eater column for the Guardian. And while we think the piece offers some zippy singers, we think the argument is pretty much bollocks.  

Finally, A Fruit Bowl That Will Tell You When Your Bananas Are About To Go Bad

Hey fruit eaters, here's a prototype to watch for
Jul 16, 2013 10:01 am

Time to eat those quickly ripening peaches and bananas! As an effort to curtail food waste, London-based design student Jagjit Chodha developed a fruit bowl that changes color to tell when a fruit has become ripe — and when it's about to pass its prime. More info about this exciting concept after the jump.


Summer Travel: Ferran Adrià Brings His "Art of Food" To London's Somerset House

Forget Wimbledon, elBulli's in town.
Jul 2, 2013 9:01 am

Between Wimbledon and the impending royal birth, there's a lot of fervor in London right now. We've got our eye on something far more gustatory (or even much more rare than an annual tennis match): Somerset House's season-long exhibition, elBulli: Ferran Adrià and the Art of Food.

7 Ways To Pimp Your Pimm's Cup

A summer cocktail with few rules, many riffs
Jun 19, 2013 1:02 pm

Pimm's Cup is the kind of drink that causes your bar companions to look over, a little piqued or downright dying inside they they didn’t order one, too. In this era of cocktail snobbery, classic recipes are guarded as solemnly as nuke codes. But this drink is different. Variations on its nearly 200-year-old formula are embraced. Read on.

Kurt Zdesar Headed To Tokyo To Plan His Next Move In London

The UK restaurateur has an intriguing new concept
Apr 19, 2013 10:01 am
Photo: MD111 on Flickr

You might say that Kurt Zdesar knows a thing or two about Asian fine dining. The London restaurateur earned the first Michelin star for an Asian restaurant in the UK for Nobu London, then worked with Alan Yau on the launch of Hakkasan. Zdesar’s next project is called Chotto Matte, slated to open in September in London’s Soho district, and it sounds like another sleek reimagining of Asian cuisine. Here, he tells us about his big Tokyo research trip for the project.

Beefburger Bagel With Crispy Fried Onions And Avocado Recipe

A monster of a bagel sure to satisfy any appetite
Apr 10, 2013 3:03 pm
Photo: Laura Edwards

Rosie French and Ellie Grace run their blog, Salad Club, and their restaurant French & Grace out of London, England. We've been cooking our way through their book, Kitchen & Co. to great success. We dare you to find one recipe in there that you can't make. Ever had a burger on a bagel? Do it right and you'll be handsomely rewarded.

Inside London's Attendant, A Bathroom Reborn As A Cafe

One man's Victorian-era washroom is another's cafe
Apr 9, 2013 9:01 am

Luckily, not all the materials are recycled at Attendant, a new London breakfast and lunch spot that reclaims an abandoned lavatory. Built in the 1890s, the underground spot has long been unused, but a pair of design-savvy entrepreneurs have turned it into a stylish place to grab coffee and sandwiches in the Fitzrovia neighborhood. Details and (fairly shocking) photos, this way...

London: CRAFT, A Collective Of International All-Star Chefs. Coolest Pop-Up Ever?

Six nights, six superstar chefs, to showcase CRAFT
Mar 5, 2013 3:05 pm

Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes is bringing a collective of world-class chefs to his London restaurant, Viajante. For each night from April 25 to May 1, the Michelin-starred Mendes will host an acclaimed chef from a different part of the globe.


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