Articles from January 2010

January 2010 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Bacchus Beside the Riverbanks

    Saturday January 30th, 2010

    We travel to restaurant, Vivat Bacchus to taste award-winning South African liquid sunshine from vines sewn beside the Breede River.

  • Tea – testing, testing

    Tuesday January 26th, 2010

    Having blagged a load of free tea samples, we would have preferred samples of champagne obviously, however we’re not The Telegraph here, we put the kettle on and lined up an impressive array of chipped teapots, brown ringed mugs, cups with the hotels’ names still on them and a small bowl the dog once used. Not very scientific, perhaps, but certainly real world.

  • Breakfast at The Dean Street Townhouse,London

    Monday January 25th, 2010

    Oh Pitcher! Oh Piano! O tempora! O mores! Where now the pissed PAs staggering gamely about on stiletto heels? Where the young swordsmen from the suburbs gathered to hunt in packs? And where the office leaving parties swirling out of focus in a haze of cheap white wine? All gone, all gone. The Pitcher & Piano is now the Dean Street Townhouse in a transformation more fascinating than ‘From Ladette to Lady.’

  • Swine Fever

    Sunday January 24th, 2010

    Douglas Blyde finds the offer of a ringside seat at the tabletop butchery of a Gloucester Old Spot pig at Trinity, Clapham Common, too hard to refuse...

  • Auguring a Feast

    Saturday January 16th, 2010

    Douglas Blyde escapes hostile weather for exotic connations - the launch of ‘Malaysia Kitchen’, a campaign to celebrate London's 41 eateries...

  • Putting Words to the F-Word

    Friday January 8th, 2010

    Conscripted into a long afternoon of critical dining, Douglas Blyde reveals what it was like to eat at the F-Word's restaurant...

  • Blumenthal and Smith Awarded by Supermarket

    Thursday January 7th, 2010

    Curious about which culinary figure, dish and ingredient summed-up the noughties? Read the results of a poll of Sainsbury's Magazine readers here...

  • Jody Scheckter at Laverstoke Park Farm. Racing toward a new organic ideal

    Thursday January 7th, 2010

    One of the first things you notice about Jody Scheckter, the organic squire of Laverstoke Park Farm, is that he notices everything. As we move away from admiring his herd of water buffalo sheltering from the rain in their massive barn, he mutters into his memo taker ‘another back scratcher for the buffalos’ having heard mention that the big beasts are currently having to queue up for their mechanical treat.

  • Praise the Pig - A love letter from Spain

    Sunday January 3rd, 2010

    Annie Manson lives and works in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, where she runs bespoke cookery classes in the heart of this historic Andalucian whitewashed village. Along with a sprinkling of sherry, topped up with fabulous Spanish wines, she ensures guests will head home inspired to bring Andalucian sunshine into their kitchens.  Find out more at