Articles from October 2011

October 2011 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Show us your Mo at Giraffe

    Friday October 28th, 2011

    Giraffe restaurants nationwide are getting in on the Mo action, calling all Mo Bros to grow a moustache to help raise funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, with their new ‘Show your Mo’ campaign.

  • Burger Birthday Celebrations at GBK

    Friday October 28th, 2011

    Kiwi fusion guru and all round nice guy, Peter Gordon attended the 10th Birthday event at GBK, flipping burgers and making small talk with the rest of the team. He was part of the original gang of Antipodeans who felt that London needed a burger joint as awesome as everything else they loved about the city.

  • A Pound of Pumpkin Flesh

    Thursday October 27th, 2011

    I know pumpkin pie is not everyone's cup of tea, so I've done my homework and found some great recipes including pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and spicy pumpkin soup, that will have you carving out pumpkins just so you can try them out.

  • Win vouchers for L'atelier des Chefs cooking school worth £500

    Thursday October 27th, 2011

    The ethical hot drinks brand is challenging Britain to create the perfect dessert recipe to pair with a cup of coffee for the chance to win £500 worth of vouchers for gourmet London cooking school L’atelier des Chefs. The winning recipe will also star in Cafédirect’s limited edition Coffee and Dessert Matching Cookbook.


  • Celebrate Diwali at Namaaste Kitchen – the best value tasting menu

    Wednesday October 26th, 2011

    If your eating out decisions are driven by your wallet, while hoping not to sacrifice taste, Namaaste Kitchen in Camden should be on your must-go list. And, if you want to experience its special Diwali tasting menu - seven courses, each matched with a wine - you must-go soon; the special menu extravaganza lasts until Saturday, 29th October.

  • Baffled Brits still clueless Christmas cooks

    Tuesday October 25th, 2011

    Despite one in five British adults claiming to start planning for Christmas from today (25 October), research commissioned by Taste of Christmas reveals that a third of the nation still has no idea how to cook a traditional turkey dinner.

  • Scholte's Centre of Excellence

    Monday October 24th, 2011

    With a launch campaign brimming with enthusiasm and individuality, it seems Scholtes is serious about becoming synonymous with innovation in the eyes of their UK clientele. Not content with being the brand of choice in the homes of many Europeans, Scholtes looks set to makes itself at home in the kitchens of the UK as well.

  • Eat Burgers, Raise Money for Charity

    Monday October 24th, 2011
  • Fight for your right to latte

    Sunday October 23rd, 2011

    In recent years,London’s coffee scene has been hit by what is known as the ‘third wave’ of coffee shops. Mainly antipodean in origin, places such as Flat White, Nude or Prufrock have provided Londoners with a wealth of quality coffee opportunities. Yet perversely, as the quality on the high street increases, so the quality in restaurants appears to be declining.

  • Discovering the Italian Culinary Elite at Identita 2011

    Thursday October 20th, 2011

    Italy has a reputation for being the spiritual home of peasant food. Whilst this is historically inaccurate, with much of what we see as peasant food being the historical preserve of nobles, it is also unfair. Italy has some cutting edge chefs in its midst. This much was evident from my visit to this year’s Identita.

  • Scholtès Centre of Excellence Presents…“A Moment on the Lips”

    Thursday October 20th, 2011

    Unconventionally marking the opening of Scholtès' Centre of Excellence at 98 Wigmore Street, London, a multi-faceted play was staged around the brand's high-end appliances encased in a brave, tactile scheme by designer Patricia Urquiola.

  • Parmigiano and prosciutto in the land of the violets

    Wednesday October 19th, 2011

    But of course, violets, Verdi and film director Bernardo Bertolucci aside, Parma and its surrounding region of Emilia-Romagna are most famous for Parmesan cheese –Parmigiano-Reggiano – and Parma ham – Prosciutto di Parma – both of which have seen worldwide sales rocket. Over the last two years, UK sales of Parmigiano-Reggiano shot up by over a fifth while UK exports of pre-sliced Parma ham increased by nearly one third between 2008 and 2010. That’s a lot of grated cheese on our lasagnas.

  • Harrod's Horribilis

    Wednesday October 19th, 2011

    Every time we get one of those little green bags we just know we’re in for something special. This year Harrod’s is stocking some pretty creepy Halloween goodies that will go down well not only with the little ones, but with us grown ups too.

  • Special offer on tickets for Taste of Christmas 2011 with Jamie Oliver!

    Tuesday October 18th, 2011

    You've got until 31st October to save £20 on a pair of tickets to this year's Taste of Christmas and the chance to see top celebrity chefs in action, get inspiriation for your own festive feast and eat your way round the exhibition.    

  • An evening of luxury with Courvosier's new Connoisseur Collection

    Monday October 17th, 2011

    The old and the new collided when I was invited to learn more about the Courvoisier’s new range of cognacs at a tutored tasting at the top of the Gherkin in an intimate private room, allowing uninterrupted indulgence. The occasion was the launch of the first range of cognacs to publicise their ageing time: Courvoisier 12 and 21 year old.

  • Morrisons' Pop-up features meals you can pop in the microwave

    Friday October 14th, 2011

    Like the high-low fashion movement that proves looking good doesn’t have to mean going broke, Morrisons want to show the consumer that value for money doesn’t have to mean cheap and nasty. On the contrary in fact, they want to share their philosophy that producing great food that is also value for money, is actually achievable.

  • Doing the 'FroYo' dance with Samba Swirl

    Thursday October 13th, 2011

    Frozen Yoghurt - or “FroYo” as they’re calling it – seems to be at every turn these days, with the likes of Frae, Snog, Yog, Moosh and Yufori having almost as much street presence as Starbucks. Well, perhaps that’s exaggerating a little. But it’s increasingly difficult to escape the health conscious’ answer to an ice cream parlour while the craze snow balls its way down the streets of our major cities. What’s causing this frozen yoghurt frenzy?

  • Michael Caines Launches Pop Up Restaurant with Fairy Liquid

    Thursday October 13th, 2011

    Foodepedia was recently lucky enough to interview Michael Caines ahead of the launch of his Fairy Liquid pop up at the OXO Tower. Caines is the executive chef of Gidleigh Park, a two Michelin star hotel in Devon as well as running the restaurants for the Abode Hotel group.

  • Enjoy the Ultimate Spanish Indulgence at The Barcelona Club

    Thursday October 13th, 2011

    Enjoy the art of jamón carving with expert carver Chus Valvor of Tozino, a hands-on cookery class with Rachel McCormack of Catalan Cooking, and a Codorníu Fizzness School cava masterclass, before sitting down to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour, all in one action-packed supper club evening.

  • Meatballs at The Quality Chop House

    Wednesday October 12th, 2011

    Joanna Biddolph enjoys the playful juxtaposition of the thoroughly contemporary one-off Meatballs in the unique Grade II listed Quality Chop House then eats her way through most of the menu (and drinks most of the restaurant's Blueberry G&T).

  • Loving the lamb with Annabel Langbein

    Tuesday October 11th, 2011

    Not usually a fan of lamb – when it’s good it’s great but when it’s not it’s repellent – I needed a good reason to go out to eat some. That reason was an invite to join Annabel Langbein in the basement of Caravan in Exmouth Market to try recipes from her book The Free Range Cook.

  • Schwartz is giving UK mums 'The Gift of Time'

    Tuesday October 11th, 2011

    As a mother, lover of food and terminally challenged for time, I was keen to try out the new range of Schwartz Slow Cookers seasonings. Just as the weather is cooling down and appetites are yearning for comfort food, Schwartz has come to the rescue just in time.

  • A foodie weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Sunday October 9th, 2011

    Anita Pati heads to the home of the Bard, not to brush up her sonnet skills but to get all Falstaff on the food on offer at the 2011 Food Festival

  • A shucking good time at Patara

    Saturday October 8th, 2011

    Qin Xie heads to Patara to learn and shuck oysters for the first time... and wins a box of oysters!

  • Spicing up a British Classic at The Cinnamon Kitchen

    Friday October 7th, 2011

    Held at the Cinnamon Kitchen, Vivek Singh’s Masterclass demonstrated how to prepare and cook his favourite dish from the BritDish menu Fish & Chips, a spiced halibut with mustard peas and tandoori wedges.

  • El Bulli's liquid nitrogen cocktails add touch of cool to the Grey Goose Winter Ball

    Tuesday October 4th, 2011

    As well as being the vodka of choice for P Diddy and other incomprehensibly monikered rappers,Grey Goose regularly turns its hand to philanthropy. The latest event is their annual Winter Ball. The partner for the event is the Elton John AIDS Foundation, whose mission is to "to support innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS." Grey Goose have raised over £1.8 million for the Foundation to date. This year they have managed to bag El Bulli for the catering.

  • Adventures in Gin at the St Pancras Hotel

    Sunday October 2nd, 2011

    Yet what makes a good gin? Try to describe the flavour of your favourite tipple and the words dance on your tongue whilst never quite finding their rhythm. The folks at Bombay Sapphire invited me along to the St Pancras hotel to try out something that might get the words dancing to the right tune: An Aroma Kit, designed to get your nose trained up and sniffing with the best of them.