Articles from November 2011

November 2011 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • How Much would you pay for a Pudding?

    Wednesday November 30th, 2011

    The proof will be in the pudding at this year's Taste of Christmas (2-4 Dec) when award winning chef, Theo Randall will reveal how much money has been raised from a deliciously matured 12 month old Christmas pudding, auctioned to raise money for humanitarian organisation, Action Against Hunger.

  • Serving up Style at Selfridges this Christmas

    Wednesday November 30th, 2011

    Selfridges food hall is packed with Christmas cheer from their eponymous Selfridges' Selection to the finest array of gourmet brands including Godiva, Charbonnel et Walker and Moet & Chandon in everything from pate, port and panettone.

  • The Angry Birds Bad Piggies Egg Recipes.

    Wednesday November 30th, 2011

    Yaaaaaaahhhhhh.... tingit! The Angry Birds cookbook is out with lots of eggy recipes and we go get our trotters on a copy. If you're looking for a kids' stocking filler, this should feed the need.

  • Viva Mexico! A Cooking Challenge with Benito's Hat & Discovery Foods

    Tuesday November 29th, 2011

    Jackie Lee visits the Waitrose Cookery School to test out her Mexican cooking skills and hopefully win a KitchenAid blender, courtesy of Benito's Hat and Discovery Foods.

  • Give the Gift of Britain's Finest

    Tuesday November 29th, 2011

    With more and more people opting for traditional British food, this year would be the perfect moment to send someone special a Dickinson & Morris Luxury hamper. Full of premium regional produce this hamper would make an ideal gift for family and food lovers

  • Baby it's Cold Outside

    Monday November 28th, 2011

    The Spiegel Saloon featuring at this year’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will transport you out of the frosty city air and into a time-forgotten space of colour of warmth.

  • Make the Most of Your Christmas Roast

    Monday November 28th, 2011

    Cooking the Christmas turkey a solemn task. The family is counting on you. But not only that, that noble bird, born and bred for this very day, is counting on you.

  • Suda Rice Bar in Covent Garden

    Saturday November 26th, 2011

    Being at the ambassador’s party among life size marionettes, not to mention the piles of indigo butterfly pea rice, was a warming experience for an early winter evening. This was the Thai ambassador and the party was at Suda, the “Siamese rice bar”, or more correctly, swanky Thai restaurant, officially opened in autumn at London’s Covent Garden.

  • Christmas Gifts under £20

    Thursday November 24th, 2011

    Christmas gift ideas to ensure that you remain the pillar of generosity and good taste this festive season. From salt platters to gold-dusted candies, you can impress everyone this year with your innovative gift ideas and all for under £20.

  • Mongoose Beer, your new favourite curry house drink?

    Thursday November 24th, 2011

    If you remember your Jungle Book, the film or the book, you’ll recall that the only creature brave enough and tough enough to take on the fearsome Cobra was the mighty Mongoose. So it’s a cheeky bit of branding for Wells & Young to call their new beer, one aimed at the curry loving market, Mongoose beer. They clearly have their sites set on the big snake of curry house lager

  • Pearls of Boisdale Wisdom

    Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    That haven of tartan, Boisdale, is with Wright Brothers Soho holding an Oyster Festival until next April at its branches in Belgravia, Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf. Connoisseurs can shuck six winning oysters that were chosen from nearly 600 after an epic oyster judging championship earlier this month

  • A Jingle and a Mingle

    Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    London loves a party, especially a Christmas themed one, and so we’ve made a list of the top 5 places to go this Christmas for an after work drink or a Saturday night social. From cloistered booths to large open spaces, cabarets to ski lodges this selection will have something for everyone from Chelsea to Canary Wharf.

  • Kikkoman's Soy sauce. Don’t save it for stir-fries

    Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    ‘I use it in bolognaise sauce,’ says Silvena Rowe, her trademark hair for once not in rapid motion around the kitchen of the May Fair Hotel where she’s head chef. She’s taking five minutes out to tell us how she used Kikkoman’s Soy Sauce in the dishes just served us to add salt, umami and the delicious vibrancy good soy brings.

  • Eating the truffles at Refettorio

    Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

    Refettorio’s truffle tasting menu may sound expensive at £125 a head and of course no one can deny that sort of cost is not for everybody. But if you’re on the right side of the great UK rich/poor divide, then actually it’s not bad, as Refettorio have kept the cost the same as last year, despite truffles being more expensive owing to the poor crops.

  • Movember Round up

    Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

    Movember seems to be big news this year, with everybody seeking to reward the facially hirsute with all manner of goodies. The hipsters of Shoreditch must be rubbing their hands together in glee. To help you make the most of this, we've rounded up some of the offers available. Least we forget, it's all for a good cause as Movember raises money and awareness for men's health issues.

  • Intelligent Wine Making at its Best

    Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

    On one of the most favoured and protected stretches of the Mediterranean coast of France there exist 62 hectares of the luckiest vines. Here at Château Léoube the grapes are treated to a magical combination of roasting sunshine and cooling sea breezes.

  • Independance Day for Coffee in Putney

    Monday November 21st, 2011

    It took 8 months for the couple to find the perfect location for what would become their newest enterprise, Artisan, an independent café specialising in the one thing so many others can't seem to get right, coffee. A space in Putney fit the bill and was far enough away from the coffee franchises that litter the high street, the places they were trying to avoid.

  • Christmas in a Box from Laverstoke

    Saturday November 19th, 2011

    Relax! Everything is under control with Laverstoke’s help – mince pies, Christmas puddings - it's too late to make your own now and Laverstoke’s are gaining flavour by the day -stuffing, hams, pies, party foods and your meat of choice on the Christmas table – rare breed native Angus Beef or equally rare, Laverstoke’s winning Norfolk Black Turkey.

  • Cappuccino just got easier

    Thursday November 17th, 2011

    Nespresso have launched Latissima + a new 'one touch milk solution' machine making that early morning cup of coffee that much simpler.

  • What the Dickens! The Return of the Courvoisier Dickens Punch Tour

    Thursday November 17th, 2011

    Building on the success of the tour in 2010, The Courvoisier Dickens Punch Tour this year returns on a larger scale with even more to satisfy your Christmas spirits; Running for two weeks from 23 November, guests will be taken on an interactive hour long walking tour of Dickensian London. Foodepedia was lucky enough to get a sneak preview recently, which is how I found myself outside Bow Street Magistrates Court, pulling my coat tighter against the cold.

  • Gettin' Busy with Bosi

    Wednesday November 16th, 2011

    We came to the part that got me intrigued, red wine vinegar soufflé and mustard ice cream. Ok, so there’s some pineapple in there too, but that does detract from the fact that we were about watch Bosi take something traditionally piquant and essentially savoury and transform it into a sweet delight

  • St John's, Selfridges & sourdough

    Tuesday November 15th, 2011

    The new bakery in Selfridges will offer the same range of great tasting, freshly baked bread which is available in all the St John Restaurants, including the famous St. JOHN Eccles cakes.

  • Ginstitute Launches

    Tuesday November 15th, 2011

    With the aim of conveying the long history of Londoners’ allegiance to dry gin, the second smallest museum in the capital recently opened in Notting Hill. The mind behind is drinks expert, graphic designer and part-time dandy, Jake Burger...

  • Learning more about the Big Cheese

    Sunday November 13th, 2011

    The often bewildering level of choice we encounter means that often we plump for the well known, the tried and tested. Yet it pays to try something a little different if only to confirm your prejudices. I attempted to expand my culinary horizons, by attending a Grana Padano masterclass hosted by Gennaro Contaldo.

  • Free Lunch at Feeding the 5000 Event in Trafalgar Square

    Saturday November 12th, 2011

    With the first bowl of curry served by Mayor Boris Johnson, celebrity chef demo’s, livestock, and a free lunch for 5000 people made from food that would have otherwise gone to waste, get yourself down to Trafalgar Squar from 12 – 2pm on Friday 18th November 2011

  • Full speed ahead for the wharf. Iberica goes East

    Thursday November 10th, 2011

    Iberica Food and Culture, one of the most stylish Spanish restaurants in London and one of the best, is to open in Canary Wharf on November 21st. Good news indeed for the suits marooned out there in a sea of money. Ahead of opening we chatted to Cesar Garcia, head chef at the Great Portland Street mother ship to hear a bit more about the new restaurant and taste some of his favourite dishes from the menu

  • Chef Line-up for this year's Taste of Christmas

    Thursday November 10th, 2011

    Taste of Christmas is celebrating its best restaurant and chef line-up to date, with award winning establishments and top culinary names set to add to this year’s festivities across three days at London’s ExCeL between 2nd and 4th December.

  • Trip the Turkey Fantastic in London for Thanksgiving

    Thursday November 10th, 2011

    Whether you spend Thanksgiving in the bosom of bickering family life or stranded here in the large, grey isle of Britain, Thursday 24th of November can be a cracking good time no matter where you are. Don't go anywhere else for London's top 5 Thanksgiving parties. From fine dining and old favourites to some new ideas and a home-style approach, there will be something for every expat in London this year.

  • Harvey's Bristol Cream Christmas Cake

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    In these austere times, when we're all going back to fundamental principles, what a brilliant idea from this well established wine merchant and producer to get us baking using this so well known home brand of sherry, Harvey’s Bristol Cream.

  • Beer and Curry, but a bit fancy

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    A five course Indian lunch at Quilon with a specially designed beer tasting menu gave beer and curry a new meaning. Over a gourmet meal we met the man who literally wrote the book on beer, Garrett Oliver.

  • Bake like a Pro

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    Pastry chef Liz offers advice to help us home-bakers get better results in our kitchens. From room temperature eggs whites to the dangers of over-mixing, we’ll not only learn the golden rules of baking but we’ll find out why these pearls of kitchen wisdom work. Read on to win a Lurpak Christmas Baking Kit.

  • Book Signing and Binge Eating

    Saturday November 5th, 2011

    Pierre Herme is a 4th generation pastry chef with a weakness for sweet things and the skill and imagination to make his wildest sugar-coated dreams come true. He is launching the release of his macaron bible called simply MACARONS. While it is not new in France, it has taken four years to translate this tome into English.

  • Having a grand old time, Wish you were here

    Saturday November 5th, 2011

    I don’t know who’s been sleeping in my bed; it could have been Ernest Shackleton, possibly Hailie Salassie or even Winston Churchill. It wasn’t Liam Gallagher anyway because I know for a fact he was in the suite next door along with George Michael, although not at the same time of course.

  • Love Me Tender: Church View's new range of English Angus Beef

    Friday November 4th, 2011

    Scotch Angus is the big name in Beef but Church View's English Angus is hoping to change all that. Edward Crowley went along to Allens of Mayfair to investigate.

  • Langham's afternoon delights

    Wednesday November 2nd, 2011

    The Langham, the posh West End hotel, has introduced its G&T Tiffin at its Artesian bar - and it's a saucy sexpot of afternoon tea.

  • A Rum Do

    Tuesday November 1st, 2011

    Rum is back. In bars and clubs across the UK retro Pina Coladas are being served with a cocktail umbrella in a hollowed-out pineapple, as well as voodoo skulls containing lethal Zombies, and what was Prince William’s favourite, (before his marriage anyway) the Pieces of Eight, a treasure chest filled to the brim with rum, brandy, peach liqueur and Champagne.