Which is more important: service or food? Dan Doherty lays out the reality
Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin’s shares the final of three exclusive French recipes for the Independent with his Pissaladiere with anchovies and provencale olives
Schools need to teach austerity cooking and turn out a generation who can make good choices in the supermarket, create affordable, decent meals and keep themselves and their own families in good health. God knows, we can’t afford the medical bill otherwise.
Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin’s shares the second of three exclusive French recipes for the Independent, try his Piperade with hens egg
The name of this blog might be “Her Outdoors”, but the continuing rain and strong winds make it very difficult to do anything other than get the gardening year started indoors
I feel part responsible for this – it was my fault for choosing such a diabolical restaurant, a fact my friend constantly reminds me of. I had a feeling it had the makings to be special, it looked old and welcoming, kind of medieval. I made a mistake, and boy did I pay for it.
Warming up in front of a fire, with ox cheeks braising slowly and parsnips roasting in the oven, a big glass of Chianti and a decent movie, that’s a good day right there.
This weekend’s agenda features a 30s style jazz speakeasy in Peckham and an evening of entertainment at a Boys’ school in Shoreditch (featuring the kind of school dinners you wished they served back in the day, we kid you not). Plus, there’s contemporary art, a festival of ancient culture and hip-hop manga magic at the Barbican, thanks to the amazing dancers that make up Boy Blue Entertainment. With a weekend like this, we think it’s safe to say there’s rarely a dull moment in this city.
We’re starting with an art crawl, as we pass through the Bloomsbury Festival, travel to Brixton for a new show on the British Black Panthers then head west to check out street art duo PipSqueak and their impressive solo exhibition.
Say cheese! We’re getting our pretty mugs shot by French artist JR, eating copious amounts of cake, enjoying the beautiful photography of Dayanita Singh and downing a cocktail or two as we’re reminded that while winter might be blowing in, the fab ways to work the weekend aren’t going anywhere for now.
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