Lara Cory

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  • Portobello Road Gin – Local Heroes: Mark Knopfler

    Monday May 13th, 2019

    Blended by co-founder Jake F. Burger and Notting Hill neighbour (and gin-lover) Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits

  • Caviar and Vodka Pairing in St Petersburg

    Tuesday November 6th, 2018

    If you do venture to St Petersburg, put aside a few extra rubles and splash out on a caviar experience at the Belmond, says Lara.

  • Busaba – Bangkok Thai Cookbook

    Friday October 5th, 2018

    If you haven’t been to Thailand, you can get a decent feel for the food and folk of the far east with London’s Busaba Bangkok Thai Cookbook

  • Mediterranean: Naturally nourishing recipes from the world's healthiest diet By Susie Theodorou

    Wednesday June 6th, 2018

    If you really want to know how a Mediterranean person eats, this book will give you an authentic glimpse into the kitchen practices of one of the healthiest and indeed tastiest diets in the world.

  • Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

    Friday April 20th, 2018

    Beautifully photographed in the distinctive simplicity of the Japanese aesthetic, this book will be a valuable asset to anyone who is interested in Japanese culture – food or otherwise - and for those who want a reliable, authority on Japanese home cooking.

  • Saffron Soul By Mira Manek

    Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

    An impressive debut by Manek and a must-own for anyone interested in heritage Indian cuisine or expanding their vegetarian repertoire and indeed their palate.

  • Quality and Quantity with Gold Standard Nutrition.

    Wednesday March 29th, 2017

    Gold Standard Nutrition’s 24-pack of steamed and frozen chicken breasts are squarely aimed at a particular niche of the consumer market. I call them chicken-eaters.

  • The Oxford Blue, Windsor Berkshire

    Monday March 27th, 2017

    After an 18-month restoration, The Oxford Blue, which has served as a public house since 1829, has been elevated almost overnight to a culinary icon in the unassuming back roads surrounding Windsor Great Park.

  • Britain's Burgeoning Cheese Scene - don't get board this Xmas

    Monday December 19th, 2016

    In recent years the British cheese scene has become a lot more exciting. Moving past the typical stalwarts, artisans and experts are exploring the world beyond Cheddar and Camembert-style curds, opting instead for more exotic strains.

  • The Best Ciabatta in the UK

    Monday November 21st, 2016

    Well that's what Lara thinks, she's smitten by the dough 

  • Tyga Takes the Guess Work out of Indian Cooking

    Monday October 10th, 2016

    From the moment the Tyga box arrived I was sold. It looked beautiful and while style might be not be as important as substance it certainly goes a long way to establish first impressions.

  • Turn Your Phone into a Delicatessen with Made in Italy App

    Thursday October 6th, 2016

    This is not an app for someone who is content with Dolmio sauce on their spaghetti.

  • Around the World In Salads - Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi

    Friday July 1st, 2016

    They say you don't win friends with salad, but Lara's fairly certain that armed with the Caldesi's latest cook book, you might very well find yourself inundated with leaf-loving friends.

  • Caldesi in Campagna

    Friday July 1st, 2016

    Lara Cory lunches with Katie and Giancarlo at Caldesi in Campagna in the Berkshire village of Bray to hear and taste first-hand the couple’s unique take on Italian food.

  • Stirred not Shaken at Dry Martini London

    Thursday February 25th, 2016

    You probably never thought that you could be awarded a certificate for drinking a martini, but that's exactly what happened when Lara took part in a cocktail workshop at Dry Martini London.

  • Mince Pie Crumble

    Wednesday December 9th, 2015

    Lara shows us to use a seasonal mincemeat from Rosebud Preserves to make a super-festive Mince Pie Crumble.

  • Liven up your Cheese Plate This Christmas

    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    The team at Paxton and Whitfield have created the Trio of Contemporaries selection, a line-up of fresh and imaginative cheeses to liven up your typical cheese plate.

  • Loco for Chococo

    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    I've been to chocolate festivals, tried and tasted chocolate all around the world...and to date there are only two brands that I go out of my way to buy and they're not from the UK.  Now there's three.  And Chococo is one of them. And they're from the UK.

  • Eating like a local in Paris.

    Saturday October 24th, 2015

    Sure, we toured the opera house, were confused by the talking mounted wild boar’s head at the museum of Hunting and Nature; and yes we segwayed through the evening streets of Paris but it seems sentiment and the confounding nature of life won out in the end and I was struck the heaviest blow by a bowl of noodles.

  • The Peculiarity of Portlebay Popcorn

    Friday August 28th, 2015

    But the real genius behind the Kracklcorn is the seasoning, which elevates this snack far beyond other brands. They've managed to find the absolute perfect balance of salty and sweet, entirely deserving of the popcorn empire that has since been spawned.