Articles from February 2014

February 2014 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Alternative Asian: Sri Lankan at Dock Kitchen

    Thursday February 27th, 2014

    Restaurants which span multiple cuisines usually make Alex nauseous. In Dock Kitchen, he discovers an exception as he tries out their new Sri Lankan set menu.

  • My week with Simply Cook

    Monday February 24th, 2014

    We all know that cooking after getting home from a day at the office is a faff. Luckily, there is a solution. Alex tries out Simply Cook, purveyors of quick and easy recipe kits.

  • Brixton bucks up

    Monday February 24th, 2014

    Now Brixton’s demanding attention, and it’s been pulling punters south, giving previously established London foodie hangouts a rest from the culinary headlines. That’s because it has one thing that many other areas don’t: an idiosyncratic space with a unique dining vibe.

  • Chocally: Chocolate that’s right up my street

    Friday February 21st, 2014

    As an individual plighted by the symbiotic ailments of chocoholism and sugar addiction, it nigh-on kills me to painstakingly extract the Chocally box intact from its bubblewrap when I’d rather tear into it like a frenzied, feral animal who hasn’t eaten for a week. Wipe that smirk off your face imagining my agony. Did no-one inform you that it’s unkind to mock the afflicted?

  • Souli: Gourmet food and the best coffee outside of Rome?

    Tuesday February 18th, 2014

    London is facing a gastronomic crisis. Throughout the capital, hungry office workers are being forced to visit the same tired lunchtime chains serving cardboard sandwiches and dry, limp salads, washed down with calorie bomb imitation coffee. Something has to be done, and now the capital may finally have a saviour - Souli. 

  • The power of Polenta

    Friday February 14th, 2014

    Is polenta the least known Italian food in the UK? Sure we love our pasta, we pack away pizzas and we aren’t averse to a bit of risotto, but mention polenta to many a Brit and you’ll basically get a blank look.

  • What’s On: Valentine’s Day

    Thursday February 13th, 2014

    Sprinkle the petals, fill the toilet bowl with rose water and turn up the Barry White: that sweeter than honey lovey-dovey day is almost upon us. That’s right lovers, Foodepedia was never sure how to say this before but, uh ...we really like you, and we’d love to take you out for dinner sometime, so here are our most romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas for all you paired up penguins that don’t pay too much attention to clocks and calendars.

  • Waipara West's Glorious New Zealand Wines

    Tuesday February 11th, 2014

    There must be something special about this site because every Waipara West wine that I’ve tasted has been memorable for all the right reasons; and the wines are numerous.

  • Celebrity Cruises of the Ben Fogle variety

    Wednesday February 5th, 2014

    The Fogle’s got a new role as “Destination Expert” with Celebrity Cruises, creating a series of shore excursion programmes that I would have enjoyed more than nutmegging Gordon Banks or waiting in the Pompeii gift shop for the bus back to the boat.

  • Benugo Bar & Kitchen

    Tuesday February 4th, 2014

    Down by the river and and central as South-central gets, Poppy Laking goes to the movies but eats dinner instead. 

  • Three Organic 'Languedoc Lovelies'

    Monday February 3rd, 2014

    Alan Kingsbury finds that some of his favourite Pay's d'Oc IGP wines are coming from organic producers.

  • Filippo Berio Founder’s Favourite’ Olio di Lucca

    Sunday February 2nd, 2014

    Filippo Berio has launched a luxury, limited edition extra virgin olive oil produced from same estate where the man created his signature blend almost 150 years ago. Just 250 bottles of the ‘Founder’s Favourite’ Olio di Lucca have been produced globally. Using handpicked, specially selected Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio olives from Tenuta Maria Teresa in the hills above Lucca, home of Filippo Berio.

  • Everybody In Love, Hold Your Glass Up.

    Saturday February 1st, 2014

    You may only share one bottle of Champagne on Valentine's day so make sure it's a good one. Our veteran 'cork popper' gets all misty eyed about his current favourites.