B.Log from May 2010

May 2010 B.Log Archive from Foodepedia

  • Maker's Mark -make mine a bourbon

    Sunday May 23rd, 2010

    Gosh, everything’s a masterclass these days. If it’s not pointing Dutch bricks in wigwam stylee, it’s (very three years ago) butchering a cow or slicing gouda into helicopter blades. I plumped for a more traditional lesson – the master distiller of Yeehah Maker’s Mark (that redneck waxed bottle found on the top shelf), givin’ us all the lowdown on how the corn-rich distillate came to be a bourbon

  • Union Market: Tasteful Ambitions at Fulham Broadway

    Sunday May 23rd, 2010

    The words, Fulham Broadway and fine food rarely occur in the same sentence. An interactive market experience looks set to change the status quo, however...

  • Tom's Terrace opens at Somerset House

    Friday May 21st, 2010

    The River Terrace Café, which will be re-branded Tom’s Terrace, is sure to be a sensational hit given its fantastic location with its extraordinary décor and canopy. Yet arguably the most influential reason for visiting and subsequent success is the involvement of Tom Aitken, whose reputation continues to snowball thanks to the high quality of his food.

  • Australia’s First Families of Wine

    Thursday May 20th, 2010

    So here I was at this wine tasting, among a diverse mix of people swilling wine in their glasses, sniffing, quaffing and rather wastefully, in my view, spitting it out.  I’ve never been able to do that at these things, my upbringing and my intense dislike of waste really wouldn’t allow me to spit out good wine in public.

  • The taste of Namibian adventure, Windhoek Lager lands in the UK

    Thursday May 20th, 2010

    Thirsty work listeining to speeches from the chaps at Windhoek and the High Commissioner of Namibia.No matter as there was plenty of Windhoek lager available to whet whistles and sooth sore throats.The occasion was the celebration of of Windhoek Lager, Namibia’s famous and finest (and possibly only) lager  arriving in the UK.

  • Thai Festival preview at Lancaster Gate

    Monday May 17th, 2010

    The Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park played host to a launch event organised by The Royal Thai Embassy, showcasing some of the wonderful food, drink and culture that the Nation has to offer. Brilliantly organised, the event was engulfed in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere organised spectacularly to a supreme level of hospitality.

  • Clotted cream at Browns - and a top scone recipe too

    Monday May 17th, 2010

    Anita Pati has her fill of Rodda's clotted cream in all its naughty glory when she meets the makers at Browns Hotel. Chef Fabien Ecuvillon whips up some delicious patisserie for her and shares his scones  recipe with us.

  • The Blues and Bourbon. A classic mix

    Friday May 14th, 2010

    The London blues music scene is having a a bit of a revival at the  minute and bars and clubs seem to be springing up all over the Capital. Places to go for a drink or two and hear the blues played live.One of the most popular of these new venues is The Blues Kitchen on
    Camden High Street.