Foodies

Obsessive 'Foodies' Ripe for Teasing but London's Restaurant Scene Is certainly Hopping

Simon Davis | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Davis

A well-attended debate at the Soho Literary Festival in London last week raised the motion that so-called "Foodies" have taken all the fun out of eating in restaurants; that a gravy of gravitas had been poured over something that should be one of life's simple pleasures. Gourmet geekery is out of control we heard.

Gastro-Bores

James Conmy | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I'm at a party and have ended up talking to gastro-bores. Foodies. I can be a bit foody when the mood takes me, but this conversation, lubricated by alcohol and MasterChef, is getting out of control. Predictably, the group are trying to impress each other with wildly implausible meals - stuff they just "whip up" at home. Yeah right.

The Manor at Weston on the Green, Bicester - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

After passing down a lovely country lane, we arrived at The Manor at Weston on the Green and I instantly felt pleased I'd made the journey. The Manor is situated through some big iron gates at the end of a gravel driveway, next to plush and green gardens, and we were presented with a wonderfully inviting big country house that is The Manor.

Embracing the Food (R)evolution

Claire Williams | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Williams

We've welcomed in a new age of street food: sophisticated and intelligent cooking rustled up by chefs with big ideas and future or previous high-profile careers in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Cookbook Review: Philip Howard's The Square Volume 1: Savoury

Kate McAuley | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Things don't happen quick-smart in our kitchen. The fact that we own a sousvide machine and not a microwave speaks volumes. For me, cooking is both a blissful way to end a day spent staring at a computer screen and a creative ritual that helps to bring the priorities of life back into perspective.

Shanghai - A Mid Range Dining Round Up

Rich Major | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

In a city where authenticity and taste reign supreme, it's not unusual to see a Porsche or a new Maserati parked up outside an anonymous hole-in-the-wall diner known for serving the best Mao Shi Hong Shao Rou (Chairman Mao's favourite braised pork dish) in town.

The Ultimate Halloween Dinner Party Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Finished making your jack-o-lantern? Good, then it's time to start working out what to serve to your guests on All Hallows Eve. How about a ghoulis...