27 07, 2012

Where to Eat and Drink in London, Summer 2012 Edition

2017-02-17T15:17:41+01:00July 27th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants|6 Comments

Tuna tartare and pickled radish hand roll at Sushi Tetus. The Olympics are about to commence and while the world’s top athletes have been honing their performances, I have been working on my own. Let’s call it a marathon? For three weeks this month, I have cycled far and wide in search of London’s exceptional [...]

22 07, 2012

French Wines, Naturally, at 259 Hackney Rd in London

2012-07-22T20:42:44+02:00July 22nd, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

UPDATE: This venue has closed. At 259 Hackney Road, the eponymous wine shop sells traditionally and naturally made French wines from small producers. The limited yet well-chosen assortment of bottles has been selected by owners Florian Tonello and Milena Bucholz, who opened the shop in February. During retail hours, visitors can […]

22 07, 2012

Spa Terminus in London’s Bermondsey

2017-02-17T15:17:46+01:00July 22nd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Sweets & Dessert|3 Comments

My friend Kitty of La Grotta Ices served white peach ice cream with zabione whipped cream. Brilliant. The artisanal producers at Spa Terminus in Bermondsey have come a long way. After facing difficulties with nearby Borough Market, London’s top producers founded their own marketplace at Maltby Street. Rising commercial rents forced them to move yet [...]

21 07, 2012

I Think I Just Caught Olympic Fever

2017-02-17T15:17:47+01:00July 21st, 2012|Categories: Culture, London, Travel|2 Comments

I’m not a huge fan of being poked with flags and having whistles blown in my face, but when the Olympic torch came to Stoke Newington this afternoon, I couldn’t help but go see it. I mean how often does one get to see something like that? Answer: about a million times in the next [...]

19 07, 2012

Return to Bukowski in Boxpark

2017-02-17T15:17:50+01:00July 19th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Meat, Restaurants|0 Comments

While deliberating the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter home to his wife Abigail with his own declaration of sorts, writing that freedom from the King “…ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end […]

17 07, 2012

Silk Road in Camberwell, London

2017-02-17T15:17:51+01:00July 17th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat, Offal, Restaurants|4 Comments

Silk Road in south London’s Camberwell is an old haunt. Back when I used to crash in a food dessert New Cross Gate, a trip to Camberwell (or nearby Brixton or Peckham) was a prerequisite for a satisfying local meal. Silk Road on Camberwell Church Street always delighted me with its spiced and spicy food [...]