Category Archives: Food

Hungry? In Shanghai? Read this!

Chinese, Russian and Ethiopian restaurants have been reviewed by me on another site that I write for, The Trainee Chef. More to come from this new venture! Read my review below of the best “Chinese” restaurants in Shanghai, or click the link

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Hungry? Read this! (Samarqand)

Chinese, Russian and Ethiopian restaurants have been reviewed by me on another site that I write for, The Trainee Chef. More to come from this new venture! Read them below, or click the link for Samarqand.

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Restaurants in New York are better than in London

Interesting article from the owner of Polpo in Soho about the differences and opportunities that exist between New York and London restaurants. He cites all the right things – from the council’s prohbitive and draconian approaches to licensing, to the corporate owners, to the lack of kitchens in appartments… and to my most referred to […]

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Standard Lamb

Autumnal American brasserie fare from The Standard Grill. The beauty of this dish is that it is actually three great recipes which can be used together or separately.  The cucumber salad can be made ahead of time and would work well on its own as a refreshing first course or would be great with grilled […]

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100 Gourmet Recipes

The Geometry of Pasta from Amy Lines on Vimeo. Great list from some of the UKs great chefs. I’ve always wondered what food these guys would be cooking at home, for their family. I can’t imagine that Heston whips up a quick bacon and eggs ice cream on a Saturday night to watch in front […]

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The internet has plenty of great recipe sharing sites. Awesome, because we love food at TheScrapBook. Cutting data by blog, photo, ingredient, occasion, time of day… if you could be bothered I’m sure you’d have some truly awesome food sites. Though neither of these quite do the potnetial justice, we tend to stick to Tastespotting […]

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Recycling with Wine Design

Grupo Hera, a Spanish waste management and consulting firm commissioned a sustainably designed cava gift box from Ciclus with the theme of turning waste into resources. This wine bottle package turns into a lamp with the small addition of a light bulb. I’m not sure that including the electrical components for the light with the […]

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Peanut Butter Mother Fucker

Do you like Peanut Butter? Make your own. Buy this machine below and experiment with different types of nutty butter. Cashew might be good.

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Tastespotting

I really liked the post about Open Source Food but the site I’ve been most inspired by for my own cooking has been Tastespotting. It’s gone through a couple of changes recently – I believe that it was set up by NotCot initially, but has since been taken over by someone else. It’s essentially a blog aggregator […]

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