B.Log from July 2010

July 2010 B.Log Archive from Foodepedia

  • Big game? Hunting down sustainability on a food safari in Clerkenwell

    Wednesday July 28th, 2010

    I’m ambivalent about the idea of starter in one restaurant, mains in another and dessert in a third. On the one hand it means I can have a fag between courses, a pleasure crudely curtailed when the smoking ban came in.  On the other it means getting out of my seat and walking, which may be good for the digestion but not for my bonhomie.

  • Tossed – evolving and developing new products

    Tuesday July 27th, 2010

    Having been growing over the past five years, Tossed has six branches currently, positioned mainly in the heart of central London, with an outpost at Westfield. Their focus is very much on providing food that is healthy, tasty and interesting to eat: they are in the process of launching three new breakfast bloomers and we went to check them out.

  • Slow Food Event With Cyrus Todiwala

    Tuesday July 27th, 2010

    Cyrus Todiwala's Slow Food British Twist event at Cafe Spice gave was a great way to sample quirky food, find out about more local food producers and eat mind blowing ice cream.

  • The Savoy to reopen Sunday 10th October 2010

    Friday July 23rd, 2010

    The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, will reopen its doors on Sunday 10th October 2010.

  • Alvin Leung cooks up a storm

    Thursday July 22nd, 2010

    I was invited to Alvin Leung’s cooking masterclass at L’atelier des Chefs in Wigmore Street recently to see how Alvin creates some of his X-treme Chinese cuisine at Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, where he holds two Michelin stars.

  • Where's the beef? Leiths launch the Meat Bible

    Friday July 16th, 2010

    Though enough to make a vegetarian bawl like an overcome toddler, the Meat Bible is a lock, stock and barrel journey through carnivorous gastronomy and worthy of its heady title. And after all, a dnner party would never be complete without the recipe for a starter of python nuggets.

  • The Dinner Party

    Sunday July 11th, 2010

    For anyone interested in character-driven drama, The Dinner Party, which is available on DVD from 12 July, should be a rewarding experience - just keep an eye on your coffee...

  • Brisk Steps to a Brighter Future

    Saturday July 10th, 2010

    Residents at Hilton’s Park Lane hotel witnessed the spectacle of chefs, critics and other ‘culinarians’ bounding into the lobby and up 56 flights of stairs for charity...


  • Leith’s Students of The Year Announced

    Wednesday July 7th, 2010

    From an annual intake of 96, the finest students to graduate the diploma at Leith’s school of food and wine were recently rewarded with a tally of elegant and engaging prizes...