Lara Cory

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  • Independance Day for Coffee in Putney

    Monday November 21st, 2011

    It took 8 months for the couple to find the perfect location for what would become their newest enterprise, Artisan, an independent café specialising in the one thing so many others can't seem to get right, coffee. A space in Putney fit the bill and was far enough away from the coffee franchises that litter the high street, the places they were trying to avoid.

  • The Mind Maps of Maria Elia

    Thursday November 17th, 2011

    Full of Flavour is a lovely book. With a simple, easy to read layout and photo after glorious photo of Elia’s meals, this is one of those books you like to look at as much as you like to actually use it. 

  • Gettin' Busy with Bosi

    Wednesday November 16th, 2011

    We came to the part that got me intrigued, red wine vinegar soufflé and mustard ice cream. Ok, so there’s some pineapple in there too, but that does detract from the fact that we were about watch Bosi take something traditionally piquant and essentially savoury and transform it into a sweet delight

  • Trip the Turkey Fantastic in London for Thanksgiving

    Thursday November 10th, 2011

    Whether you spend Thanksgiving in the bosom of bickering family life or stranded here in the large, grey isle of Britain, Thursday 24th of November can be a cracking good time no matter where you are. Don't go anywhere else for London's top 5 Thanksgiving parties. From fine dining and old favourites to some new ideas and a home-style approach, there will be something for every expat in London this year.

  • Beer and Curry, but a bit fancy

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    A five course Indian lunch at Quilon with a specially designed beer tasting menu gave beer and curry a new meaning. Over a gourmet meal we met the man who literally wrote the book on beer, Garrett Oliver.

  • Bake like a Pro

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    Pastry chef Liz offers advice to help us home-bakers get better results in our kitchens. From room temperature eggs whites to the dangers of over-mixing, we’ll not only learn the golden rules of baking but we’ll find out why these pearls of kitchen wisdom work. Read on to win a Lurpak Christmas Baking Kit.

  • Book Signing and Binge Eating

    Saturday November 5th, 2011

    Pierre Herme is a 4th generation pastry chef with a weakness for sweet things and the skill and imagination to make his wildest sugar-coated dreams come true. He is launching the release of his macaron bible called simply MACARONS. While it is not new in France, it has taken four years to translate this tome into English.

  • Robin Asbell's Big Vegan Recipe Book

    Thursday November 3rd, 2011

    Robin Asbell's Big Vegan cook book is a must have for any vegetarian or vegan wanting fresh, nutritious every day meals. Big Vegan is a stylish and authoritative collection of more than 400 gourmet vegan recipes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Plough Bar & Kitchen

    Thursday October 13th, 2011

    Born in Texas, raised in Florida and trained in Holland, Chef Josh has a good feel for how far he can take the American spin on such British classics as fish and chips, pork pies, scotch eggs and bubble and squeak. Since taking the reigns at The Plough, Chef Josh has introduced a southern feel to the menu by including pulled pork, cornbread and using fruit, Cajun seasoning and lots of chilli that leaves you feeling bold without being smothered by soul food.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Never again overspend on your favourite bottle

    Thursday October 6th, 2011

    This hefty hard cover from DK is an essential guide to the best affordable wines, telling you everything you need to know buy and enjoy wines from the best wineries in the world, without breaking the bank.