The influence of the US, particularly New York, on London’s bar and restaurant scene is evident everywhere you look. From Dalston’s grungy dive bars, to Shoreditch’s speakeasy cocktail clubs and Soho’s diners, Americana has quietly and successfully seeped its way into our drinking and eating conscious. However a new, and perhaps surprising, influence is that flash upstart of the East – Hong Kong.
It's as simple as this: there is no reason to ever buy pre-made guacamole. Unless you're in a Mexican restaurant. Or if you're in a place that has no avocados for sale. (Like the corner store.)
I thought it would be a passing fad. The idea of eating in the dark sounded like one of those Californian-inspired homages to political correctness that gets lots of press attention but has a very short shelf life. Like the Ice Bar on Heddon Street.
Here's a Christmas dinner that may be too rich - even for the rich.
Wake up to a cup of luxury this Christmas with the world's most expensive coffee.
Unlike it’s posh big sister Islington, Camden is the scruffy, rock 'n roll brother, loitering with bad intent around the pubs and bars by the market and canal.
For the first time in my 23 years as an adult, I'm having an open house.
Before we go off the 'fiscal cliff', or before at least some taxes rise to avoid it, here are ways Wall Street is bracing for the new year. It's the annual list of finance-related cocktails created by Cognito, a financial marketing and PR firm.
Two years ago we ran an article from The Guardian on making the perfect mulled wine. The recipe is so good that it's worth revisiting every December.
It's that time again. Before your team do, after your team do, before dinner with your folks, at your annual XXX-mas Party. You need snacks. We've got the recipes.
Babbo is like stepping back into the past but in a good way ... white pictures on the walls, and ornate chandeliers and light fittings
With potential savings of over £1,000 a year, making packed lunches makes a lot of sense. So why don’t more of us do it? We ask some foodies what they would put in their own lunchboxes
Adding beer to your batter makes pancakes light and flavoursome – but which is the best brew? We put amber, pale, blond, milk stout and bitter to the test