Articles from April 2011

April 2011 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Eating the future at Futuroscope, France

    Saturday April 30th, 2011

    Can't afford the Fat Duck? Too late to book El Bulli? Try a taste of molecular gastronomy at Le Cristal restaurant at Futuroscope France. Not only is it affordable it's great fun and you and the family can enjoy a brilliant day out seeing stunning 3D and 4D films, dancing with robots and squirting each other. Nick Harman goes into the kitchen at Le Cristal to get a taste.

  • An-Tea Establishment Afternoon Tea at the Met Bar

    Sunday April 24th, 2011

    The Met Bar at the Metropolitan Hotel on Old Park Lane, London, has decided to rebel against royal revelries and serve an “an-tea establishment afternoon tea” to clash with the royal wedding, until 8 May.

  • Bombay sapphire: 250 years of clear and hazy memories

    Sunday April 24th, 2011

    I don’t remember the journey home and whether I looked left and right for floodlit views as I crossed the bridge. But I do have a receipt for a pizza eaten (to soak up the liquid, presumably) in one of those thank-goodness-they-exist-when-you-need-them chains. And I will be making cocktails over long weekends when recovering is possible.

  • Soaking up the story of gin

    Saturday April 23rd, 2011

    The onset of summery weather and the consequent upsurge in gin consumption coincided with Tuesday’s ‘Distillers’ Dinner’ at Hix Soho. Master Distillers Desmond Payne and Sean Harrison spoke to guests about some of the history and philosophies behind Beefeater and Plymouth gin and Dre Masso, a leading cocktail maestro, talked about the launch of new website GinandTales.com

  • Dri Dri, Organic, healthy Gelato, what more could you ask for?

    Friday April 22nd, 2011

    Summer’s fast approaching and everyone is looking for a coolant but it seems as if ice cream just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. Gelato may not have a fancy monotonous tone attracting people to buy it from a van but it’s certainly got the taste factor down to a tee and the fact that its less fattening than a Mr. Whippy is a bonus

  • An introduction to fish at Billingsgate Seafood Training School

    Wednesday April 20th, 2011

    The UK's largest fish market also runs a wide range of daily seafood training courses, I went to the one which offers the best introductory overview to see how little I really knew.

  • Maybe I'm amazed? The 'unusual pairings menu' at Maze, London

    Tuesday April 19th, 2011

    Do we dare mention the ‘A’ word? No need, it’s done for us. One of the legions of men who pass by, almost all of whom mysteriously claim to be the chef at Maze, talks positively about the influence of Jason Atherton on the restaurant’s menu ethos. He seems almost wistful as he talks of the days when Jason and Big Sweary would stand around the Maze kitchen swapping ideas and possibly blows.

  • Perrier Nights launch in Fitzroy Square

    Tuesday April 19th, 2011

    In the Georgian setting of Fitzroy Square, there’s a touch of time-travelling to publicise Perrier Nights, a planned series of exclusive mixology events in London.

  • Commemorative food and drinks for your own Royal Wedding party

    Sunday April 17th, 2011

    If you're having your own party for the Royal Wedding, here are a few commemorative things to get you started.

  • Hitting the Fruit Route in South Africa’s Western Cape

    Sunday April 17th, 2011

    Sourcing food locally is fast becoming a mantra for those who care about where what’s on their plate comes from.  Yet venture into any supermarket and it’s piled high with produce from all over the world.  Fruit, in particular, has often journeyed thousands of miles before it gets to the checkout, much of it grown in South Africa’s Western Cape.  Scandalous, you may think, but an environmental audit throws up some surprising results.  Rupert Parker sets off to investigate

  • Royal happenings to celebrate the Royal Wedding

    Sunday April 17th, 2011

    Whether you think the Royal Wedding is an over-hyped media circus or the most exciting event to have happened for decades, or perhaps you're simply nonchalant about the whole thing, there's no denying that it's a great excuse to party. we check out some of the Royal happenings.

  • David Berry Green on the wines of Nebbiolo

    Saturday April 16th, 2011

    Douglas Blyde talks nebbiolo with David Berry Green, eighth generation family member and buyer of wines for eponymous wine and spirits merchant, Berry Brothers and Rudd - the oldest in the UK.

  • Egg-tastic treats for Easter

    Thursday April 14th, 2011

    With Easter right round the corner, it's time for Qin Xie to bring you a round up of some of the best Easter eggs out there.

  • Sounds like the 70s at the Mall Tavern

    Monday April 11th, 2011

    Lord but the 70s were ugly. Truly the decade that fashion forgot. You only have to look at old TV footage of riots and other fun events to see horrors that would curdle your milk, and I don’t mean the coppers whacking hippies with truncheons either. The flared trousers the police were wearing should have been a sackable offence all on their own. The Mall Tavern loves the food style and serves it with flare(s)

  • Claude Bosi, Isabelle Legeron and biodynamics at Hibiscus

    Monday April 11th, 2011

    My lunch with Isabelle Legeron, at Claude Bosi’s two Michelin starred restaurant, Hibiscus, was a great experience, both interesting and enlightening. I had been invited to sample the pairing of some of the Biodynamic wines Isabelle has selected for the Hibiscus list, with the excellent organic dishes on the menu. So, what is biodynamic production?...

  • Discover the Origin with Matt Tebbutt

    Saturday April 9th, 2011

    This week Qin Xie was invited to a Discover the Origin masterclass with chef Matt Tebbutt of The Foxhunter in Nantyderry, Monmouthshire, where she learnt about the ingredients and cooked up a storm.

  • Ryvita revitalised

    Sunday April 3rd, 2011

    That funny nobbly stuff that promised 70’s slimmers ‘in the inch war, Ryvita helps you win’ hasn’t gone away. In fact it may be even due for a resurgence as Joanna Biddolph discovers in the company of Valentine Warner.