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A Slice of Tradition: Wedding Cakes Around the World

There’s all the reason in the world to round out your reception with a wedding cake. It’s delicious, photogenic, traditional, and lucky, since it’s a fertility symbol (wheat, the basis of most flour...

Evan Kleiman: When comfort television gets uncomfortable (The Great British Bake Off)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 hour ago

"... So ‘Japan Week’ began with a kind of emphasis on what judge Paul Hollywood, who had been to Japan fairly recently, called ‘kawaii,’ the ‘cute’ aesthetic. You know, Hello Kitty, and so on and s...

The Big Fish Series (online): Can you eat the whole fish?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

‘Can you eat the whole fish?’ is the second seminar of the second series co-hosted with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice on 19th January 12:00-13:00 (GMT). Register here: https://stir-ac-uk.zoom...

The best restaurants in Europe list

by CHSeifert 8 months ago

So I just saw the new list of the best restaurants in Europe from OAD. I’m from Denmark and I knew we have some pretty decent restaurants here, but we’re only 6 million people total in Denmark, t...

The Case of the Mysterious Vanishing Breakfast Slices

by berbadeerface 12 years ago

I already posted about this on Yelp London, but I haven't had much response. THis is baffling me. Does anyone remember "breakfast slices"? I call it poor man's bacon because it came in similar pack...

Translation UK to US English please - "red peppers" in a risotto recipe

by MidwesternerTT 3 months ago

The recipe I saved many years ago from the website of Cafe Maitreya (UK restaurant that closed in 2017) has "2 red peppers" in the ingredients list. And also measures the wine and olive oil as "gl...

IMW: Sustainability from the vineyard to the glass webinar, Nov 9, 9AM GMT (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"This webinar is a collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), an academic and research associate of the IMW. Our expert panellists will tackle how climate change affects t...

Seven Wonderful Restaurants Across Britain

by DavidT 4 months ago

Although most of them are in or near London. https://www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/the-taste-of-travel-where-to-eat-if-you-cant-go-on-holiday-230929

Feeling blue: drug dealer’s ‘love of stilton’ leads to his arrest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

DI Lee Wilkinson said: “Carl Stewart was involved in supplying large amounts of class A and B drugs, but was caught out by his love of stilton cheese, after sharing a picture of a block of it in hi...

100yr Old Menu Found During Café Refurb

by kySafran 9 months ago

This is a nice story. One for Harters. During the restoration of a café in Liverpool, UK, workman recently found a menu dating back to Wednesday 15 January 1913, just 6 months before Europe diss...

Cheese Tasting Flavour Wheel - Free download from the Academy of Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"Used with the Academy of Cheese’s Structured Approach to Tasting model (SATC), the flavour wheel introduces the five simple flavours spanning out to numerous other complex flavours to help you to ...

Scientists Create Meat from Human Cells But Claim It’s Not Cannibalism

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The team sees growing Ourboros Steaks as do-it-yourself project – not-cannibals will be able to buy a DIY kit containing swabs for collecting cheek cells, pre-grown scaffolds made from mush...

Andouille Sausage [London]

Bankside Mike
by Bankside Mike 11 years ago

Where can i pirchase fresh Andouille in the London area - or online purchase. I have checked out Whole Foods but to no avail.

Michelin 2016 - no change in the North West

by Harters 6 years ago

Both Simon Rogan's and Aiden Byrne's Manchester restaurants were again tipped for stars but have again not been rewarded. So, we stay at just five starred restaurants in the region - L'Enclume, Fra...

Ann Summers Sold More Penis-Shaped Pasta This Week Than The Whole Of 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Okay, who's hoarding this and how'd you like it with meatballs? * * * * Laura Whittaker, senior manager at Ann Summers, says the surge in interest took the company by surprise. “We’re living ...

What US food critics could learn from the UK (and vice versa, I guess …)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . But we do that job very differently. 'US critics write as if they are the inheritors of the mantle of Tom Wolfe or Hemingway,' says Giles Coren, who reviews for the Times in the UK. 'They g...

Pani Poori and Snack Stall next to Thattukada (London)

by JFores 11 years ago

Hello all, I just got back from a very good meal at Thattukada, but that's not what I'm writing about (though it is notable to say that they refurbished part of their bathrooms, have an English ...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...