Articles from February 2012

February 2012 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Currying Favour In Banglatown

    Tuesday February 28th, 2012

    A new photographic exhibition brings chefs from the vibrant Brick Lane Bangladeshi community firmly into focus. Zoe Perrett samples their finest wares copiously at the private view... and learns a little about the art of juggling.

  • Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Whisky

    Monday February 27th, 2012

    The jewel in Mersea Island's crown is arguably The Company Shed, the Haward family's delightfully, wilfully eccentric restaurant. Prices are low, decor is stark and the conviviality is second-to-none. Especially when pared with some rather large measures of Talisker's finest, a bracing trip on an oyster dredger and the tales of a seventh-generation oysterman.

  • Hot in town. Vivek Singh talks Cinnamon Soho

    Monday February 27th, 2012

    Vindaloo pork pie anyone? That’s a big fat yes from us here at Foodepedia, especially when it’s been cooked by Vivek Singh. He’s been West at Cinnamon Club and he’s been East with Cinnamon Kitchen, now he’s going central with Cinnamon Soho. We visited the building site to meet Executive Chef Vivek and find out more

  • Nosh Detox - a dose of cleansing

    Monday February 27th, 2012

    Now it’s no longer January, we’ve reallowed the “detox” word – a little spring cleaning of the gut, if you will. Anita Pati eagerly signed up to the Nosh Detox diet assuming there’d be nosh but the hardcore, four-day mainly liquid diet lost her five and a half pounds and gained her valuable dietary lessons…

  • Cooking with game masterclass at The Cinnamon Kitchen

    Friday February 24th, 2012

    The UK's most ambitious and prestigious Indian chef, Vivek Singh, hosts a selection of cookery masterclasses throughout the year at his Cinnamon restaurants. I went along to the latest addition to the schedule, which focuses entirely on game to learn about how to make better use of this under-valued meat group.

  • Atul Kochhar and Anna Hansen talk fusion at Benares

    Tuesday February 21st, 2012

    Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar is joining forces with some of the country’s leading chefs to create a series of fusion menus to be served at the Benares Bar in Mayfair. We caught up with Atul and guest chef Anna Hansen to learn more.

  • Donald Russell -Steak out at Sofitel

    Tuesday February 21st, 2012

    What do carnivores do when they tire of restaurant mark-ups and other people taking photos of their sirloins? What does Joe Bloggs do when he wants a juicy, restaurant-quality steak but at home, where he can comfortably listen to dubious pop music, watch vacuous dross on the box or eat in his jim-jams? The answer is to give Donald Russell a call

  • Much more than mussels in Brussels - The city gears up for a fabulous food fest in 2012

    Tuesday February 21st, 2012

    The city gears up for a fabulous food fest 'Brusselicious 2012' and Nick Harman pops over to get a pre taste of some of the remarkable food events that will be taking place all year long

  • The knife is right., We find ProCook® knives are rather sharp and at a pretty keen price

    Wednesday February 15th, 2012

    ProCook® ® make an impressive range of knives, not only in variety but in prices too so that any home cook can build up a decent collection without breaking the bank. They sent over a selection for us to try and we put them up against the Japanese masters Global on the one hand and Sabatier , the historic champions on the other.

  • Chapter One Gourmet night

    Tuesday February 14th, 2012

    Locksbottom may sound like a particularly unsavoury medical condition, but is actually a well to do area of Bromley, south London and home to Chapter One restaurant. With a Michelin star, 4 AA rosettes and glowing reviews (most recently in the dead tree press from The Independent's John Walsh and online at Andy Hayler's blog )it would be unfair to say that Chapter One is overlooked or undervalued. But given the quality of chef Andy McLeish's food, I'm not sure why it isn't raved about even more.

  • Top Places to Romance your Valentine

    Wednesday February 8th, 2012

    here are hearts and roses in every store from stationers to bakeries. London loves to celebrate the international day of love, the day you can be excused for random acts of romance. Restaurants across the city are preparing for their biggest night of the year where couples in love dine on aphrodisiac-inspired menus and put away glasses and glasses of bubbly.Now we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't bring you the best places to dine on this all-hallowed eve. So here it is lovers, cast your fluttering eyes on this list of romantical restaurant events in the month of February;

  • Best Bistros in London

    Monday February 6th, 2012

    This is our Top 5 Bistros in London right here, where the steak and chips are always good, the host is the heart and soul of the room and a good time is always guaranteed.

  • Hyderabad hokum at Namaaste Kitchen

    Friday February 3rd, 2012

    For some, February is the real cruellest month, what with its Valentine hyperbole, morbid imaginings and Arctic weather. But for others such as Namaaste Kitchen in Camden, February is about celebrating regional Indian cuisine, in this case, that from Hyderabad. And eating is a great antidote for early-year blues.