Mischievous food experimenter Heston Blumenthal goes all Willy Wonka with a sixties-themed programme, "Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast" featuring chocolate fountains and lickable wallpaper. The versatility of this mind-altering substance has tempted man for centuries. Can you resist the seductive lure of chocolate?
If there was a premier league of bars and clubs, then the mighty Soho House group would always be at - or near - the top.
You can tell a lot about the culture of a place by how its planners choose to treat the humble town square.
With today’s busy lifestyles becoming prevalent, learning basic cooking skills may well save time and money, and who knows, might even win you a place on Masterchef. How skilled are you in the kitchen?
Once again, I am experiencing the torture that is waking up after the night before. My pillow is filled with broken bricks, my mouth is devoid of any moisture, my stomach is churning, and the idea of any movement is complete anathema.
In 2007, HITC Life wrote about underground restaurants in London, looking for whatever was out there. Nothing was (that we heard about, anyway). Fast forward a few years, and not only does the capital have a slew of them, there's also one run by a City banker.
What do Lloyd’s of London, the New York Stock Exchange, The Boston Tea Party, a weasel, and an Ethiopian goatherd have in common?
With our busy lives and long work hours, it seems to take a lot of energy to get ourselves out and into somewhere half-decent for a meal. Instead we turn to the local Indian for a takeaway or the pizza joint on a late night, rather than cooking or going out.
The pie is back in fashion. Hearty food is retro chic, and pies are right on trend. Pies have gone gourmet and gastro, so forget fast food and hit the quality pie shops for a healthier option.
I work in the City and I know we are a Capital in the midst of a Credit Crunch. They are two words beginning to haunt me in my sleep. But we all have to go out sometimes.
There is a national egg-white shortage in the US after a rise in demand for yolk-free omelettes, sandwiches and shakes. Do you ditch the tastiest, most nutritious part of the egg?
Researchers claim that nitro fatty acids, formed when olive oil and vegetables are eaten together, are the key to the healthy Mediterranean diet. But such a reductionist approach to food and health is unhelpful
You have to love a good pub lunch. It’s a peculiarly British tradition that us leaves immigrants like me wondering why more countries don’t do it.