Dish of the Day
Christmas undoubtedly starts way too early these days. You see people pulling the trigger on the carols and Christmas jumpers in November with shops decorated in October and adverts in August. But when the temperature finally drops, the shopping is done, I can’t help feeling a deep love for Christmas. Ever since I was a kid, it has been a phenomenal time.
In a country with a brewing culture as rich as Belgium’s, beer can be consistently surprising. Behind the icons are a wealth of lesser known brewers producing plenty of unknown treasures – all of which are waiting to be discovered. Here are 5 standout beers I encountered on a trip to Brussels earlier this year.
Judging by the shop window displays it seems to have been Christmas since September. However, now we are finally in the month that matters and the big day is less than three weeks away we can all really start getting into the festive spirit. And a festive spirit we’re particularly fond of is whisky.
Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s recipe for Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic, Chilli & Cherry Tomato Salsa
This is super simple, completely indulgent and definitely one to be shared. It’s all down to good quality, ripe ingredients.
It’s that time of year again. On my way home the 38 bus rolls past the Round Chapel Church on Lower Clapton Road and the banner is up – “2013 Pig’s Ear Beer Festival Here” – the 2013 clearly taped over the 2012 from last year.
Watching live sport has always been a big part of my life, from the early days with my old man right through until yesterday at Upton Park. Unfortunately, something that goes hand in hand with live sport, and music too for that matter, is bad beer and worse food.
True, not everyone will be celebrating Thanksgiving today but for those who are, or for anyone who loves a reason to party, here are a couple of recipes to get you in the holiday spirit.
People who open restaurants, restaurateurs, chefs, front of house people, must all be mad. The amount of money that gets invested, the tight margins, the volatility of the industry, these are the things that most people probably know about, and if they don’t, well, trust me, its bloody stressful.
Cycling and coffee have been a dynamic duo since the 1960s when Faema, an Italian espresso machine manufacturer, took the decision to sponsor a professional cycling team, thus promoting its new cutting edge model.
It started out as a fun project by Gin Foundry, now it’s THE highlight in our countdown to Christmas. We’re talking about the lip-smacking, thirst-quenching drink-vent calendars: four exquisitely crafted boxes with discerning drinkers in mind.
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