Where To Eat And Drink In London's Bethnal Green And Whitechapel

London's food scene's eastern migration continues
Aug 21, 2014 10:00 am

The relentless “Shoreditchification” of East London — whereby the alchemical mingling of start-up geeks, loft-dwelling artists, and bankers has, in parallel, produced an abundance of artisan coffee shops and an Ace Hotel in recent years — continues apace. As this bourgeois caste steadily creeps toward the city’s fringes, so, too, does the expanse of farm-to-table restaurants and mustaschioed bartenders serving up Van Winkle­–infused cocktails. Here are some of the best recently opened places to try.

Heston Blumenthal Is Moving The Fat Duck From The UK To Melbourne

For a limited time, then it goes back to England
Mar 31, 2014 9:30 am

Here's an interesting experiment: take one of London's best known restaurants and move it, including its entire staff, to Melbourne, Australia for six months. Sounds crazy, but that's exactly what visionary chef and restaurateur Heston Blumenthal is doing this December. 

Infographic: How To Drink Coffee Like A Local In Paris, Rome And Barcelona

Know your Café Bombón from Caffè Lungo
Mar 11, 2014 9:00 am

Here's an infographic that details three coffee-obsessed European cities — Paris, Rome and Barcelona — and where to drink coffee there. Also, how to not look like a silly tourist while drinking your cortado in each city.

9 New Hotels In Europe's Culinary Capitals

Where to stay in Europe's most storied food cities
Feb 27, 2014 2:00 pm

While the majority of your days wandering a European culinary capital will—and should—revolve around feasting, following up a mind-blowing dinner, say, underneath funky chandeliers with a night of threadbare accommodations is an inevitable downer. Instead, splurge on the stylish, inspiring settings of these 9 new and forthcoming hotels.

Yotam Ottolenghi Teaches Us How To Travel For Food, And Really Good Wine

London chef and cookbook author has traveled a bit
Feb 27, 2014 11:00 am

Jerusalem-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi's eponymous food shops in London are always packed, and his cookbooks are bestsellers. Penned with co-author/partner Sami Tamimi, both Plenty and Jerusalem have set sales records in both the United States and Europe for their thoughtful approach to cooking the flavors of the Mediterranean and Middle East with simplicity in mind. But when we recently caught up with the chef, we wanted to talk about the messy, sometimes stressful, infinitely rewarding concept of world travel.

Roasted Bell Pepper Risotto Recipe

A rich Italian recipe for risotto di peperoni
Feb 24, 2014 4:00 pm

While you can find any cuisine in London, we particularly recommend the Italian food by chef Theo Randall at The InterContinental London Park Lane. While you may think peperoni = pepperoni (yay!), the English translation of this important Italian word is actually "bell pepper," which makes this risotto friendly for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.   

A 15-Gun Execution With Jay Rayner’s Epic Hotel Restaurant Takedown

London critic is not a fan of street food ‘concept’
Feb 10, 2014 12:00 pm

We have not dined at Lanes of London, located in the Marriott near the Marble Arch tube station. So we have no way of commenting on the cooking firsthand. But we’ll take the critic's word that this is one concept (that word!) in need of an overhaul. With that, here is Jay Rayner’s 12-gun execution.

Crucial Afternoon Food Quiz: Composer Or Pasta

Know your Perciatelli from your Spontini?
Dec 17, 2013 2:00 pm

Classic FM is a public radio station in the United Kingdom, broadcasting enough Rachmaninov and Verdi hits to shake a composer wand at. It’s not our typical listening fare, but we took notice this morning when we discovered a brilliantly (insert London accent) mind-bending quiz: Composer or Pasta. We warn you, this is really difficult.


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