Ed Crowley

Ed Crowley

  • A White Christmas at The Petersham Hotel

    Thursday December 1st, 2011

    Christmas is fast approaching, and to celebrate the Petersham Hotel is launching their Christmas menu and guaranteeing snow for all of December.

  • Hawksmoor at Home

    Wednesday November 30th, 2011

    Big, bold and British, the new cookbook from the Hawksmoor is a joyous celebration of all that’s good about food.

  • Roussillon

    Monday November 28th, 2011

    Roussillon was once well known as a shining example of London dining. Yet that was under Alexis Gauthier, since decamped to the bright lights of Soho. With the arrival of new chef Shane Hughes has Roussillon retained its charm?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Looking Foreword: Ex Noma Chef's new pop up

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    Pop ups are ten a penny these days, but rarely is the chef of such pedigree. Tom Sellers has worked with Tom Aikens,
    Thomas Keller, Adam Byatt, and more recently, Rene Redzepi at Noma. The pop up,called Foreword, is for two nights on the 28th and 29th of November with the Rebel Dining Club.

  • 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.

  • Sartoria: elegant dining on Saville Row

    Monday October 31st, 2011

    Located on Saville Row, hence the not quite pun of a name, Sartoria offers regional Italian cuisine. Whilst the Row is no longer the sartorial empire it once was, with the number of tailors on the decline, it still retains its air of traditionalism, a place that hasn’t quite moved with the times. Sartoria seems have to escaped this trap, although the restaurant is obviously tailored to the Mayfair set.

  • Cooking without Recipes: Philip Dundas

    Thursday October 27th, 2011

    Cooking without Recipes, by Phillip Dundas, as the name suggests, contains no recipes. Instead, it provides a manual for confidence in the kitchen, with information on techniques,food shopping, and cooking various ingredients. Beautifully illustrated, the writing possesses a lightness of touch that never feels patronising.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Icecreamist's Launch New Winter Menu

    Saturday October 8th, 2011

    The Icecreamist's new winter menu debuts this month and Foodepedia went along to check it out.

  • 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.

  • Let them Eat Steak! Steak and Bourbon Tasting at JW Steakhouse

    Wednesday September 28th, 2011

    Bourbon is the pride of Kentucky, but not a lot is drunk in the UK. I went to try and rectify this with a visit to a bourbon and steak evening, as well as learn a bit more about the drink itself.

  • Macarons: Pierre Herme

    Wednesday September 21st, 2011

    Macarons is the eagerly awaited English translation of the book by legendary French patisserie chef Pierre Herme. Herme is considered by many to be the best Macaron maker in the world and is credited with kick starting a renaissance in their popularity. The book features a wide range of flavours ranging from classics such as chocolate or lemon to the more outre caviar and walnut brandy.