Late Night London, 10 Restaurants To Eat At After Midnight

Late Night London, 10 Restaurants To Eat At After Midnight

Here’s our round up of our favourite open-all-hours restaurants in the capital you can eat at before getting the Night Tube home. Read more at Culture Trip.
Five Reasons Why Chocolate Cake For Breakfast WON'T Be A Food Trend In 2017 – But Here's 10 That Will Be

Five Reasons Why Chocolate Cake For Breakfast WON’T Be A Food Trend In 2017 – But Here’s 10 That Will Be

As 2016 draws to a close, Culture Trip’s food editor Andrew Webb predicts the big trends for the coming year. Read more at Culture Trip…
London’s ‘Signature’ Dishes: How Many Have You Tried?

London’s ‘Signature’ Dishes: How Many Have You Tried?

From dead hippy burgers to bone marrow salads to chocolate nemeses, here’s our definitive list of London’s classic signature dishes that define the capital’s dining scene. Read more at Culture Trip…  
Why Cult Movie 'Withnail & I' Is All About The Food

Why Cult Movie ‘Withnail & I’ Is All About The Food

One of my favourite films of all time, every word in the script in a gem, every performance a classic. Withnail and I is best known for its drink and drug references, but actually I think it’s all about the the food. Withnail & I is something of a religion....
Watch This Awesome Robot Chef Cook Lunch

Watch This Awesome Robot Chef Cook Lunch

I meet the world’s first robotic chef and watch it whip up a soup featuring fresh crab, vermouth, cream and tarragon. But how did it taste? Read the rest of the article on Culture Trip…
The Inflating Shopping Basket

The Inflating Shopping Basket

Commissioned at the end of 2013, my latest documentary for Radio 4 was meant to air in Jan 2014. However it was put back until this January for a variety of reasons. So, after ‘a year in the waiting’ in December producer Lucy Proctor and I finally got cracking. The programme...
Dwarf pie with Heston Blumenthal

Dwarf pie with Heston Blumenthal

They say you should never meet your heroes, but when the email arrived asking would I like to talk to Heston about pies, only a total idiot would say no. Now I’ve worked with a few names in this business, but The Man from Bray was without doubt the most...
What's it like to work, live and eat on the road?

What’s it like to work, live and eat on the road?

‘If you’ve got it, it came by truck’ says veteran trucker John Eden at one point during my interview with him for The Food Programme. You can listen to the full programme here. John’s right of course, practically everything we enjoy in Britain today is moved around by an army of...
Food on a pension: what's it like to shop, cook and eat when you're old?

Food on a pension: what’s it like to shop, cook and eat when you’re old?

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing Recently, I 'time travelled' 30 years into my own food future for Radio 4's The Food Programme. I looked at the eating habits of the elderly, and tried to cook while wearing...
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A night of pork, knives at beers

A night of pork, knives at beers

As part of Eat Cambridge last night the upstairs dining room of Pint Shop on Peas Hill played host the first Pork shop. The evening was a resounding success. When planning the evening myself, and owners Benny and Richard, wanted to ensure that guests left with three things. Firstly their bellies full of porky goodness and...
Why I hate 'talking packaging'

Why I hate ‘talking packaging’

Here’s my latest RANT for delicious. magazine on why I hate that certain type of product that ‘speaks’ to you. You know, the ‘keep me in the fridge’, the fake bon homme, the sense that the people behind these items are ordinary chatty chaps rather than a massive corporate juggernaut. As Carlton Douglas Ridenhour once...
A trip on the Orient Express

A trip on the Orient Express

There are assignments, and then there are assignments, and a trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice to London is defiantly the later. It is, quite possibly, one of the best experiences of my journalistic career, and as close to an experience of time travelling to the Golden Age of rail travel as...
The historical bookshelf: Episode 1

The historical bookshelf: Episode 1

So I have a new monthly episode called the Historical Bookshelf (listen here) on Cambridge105fm food show, Flavour. Each episode will look at an unusual, forgotten, or little known food book from my bookshelf. You can listen to the episode here, it’s the first thing in the show. Episode I features Bernard Darwin’s ‘Receipts and Recipes. Being a vade...
Litter, it's not what it used to be

Litter, it’s not what it used to be

Travelling along and A-road this time of year and you can see them, especially now that autumn’s here properly and trees have begun to shed their leaves. Apple trees, dropping fruit all over the edge of the tarmac. I love seeing a fecund apple tree by the side of a road, thinking that years ago...
Say hello to my new book, The Men's Pie Manual

Say hello to my new book, The Men’s Pie Manual

With great fanfare and a hot water crust my new book, the Men’s Pie Manual was launched in October, just in time for those that like to get their Christmas shopping done early. It’s been a joy to write, though things did get a little tricky when trying to make and photograph a gala pie...
Guardian Masterclass : how to write and publish a book about food

Guardian Masterclass : how to write and publish a book about food

They say everyone has a book inside them*, and writing about food has never been more popular than it is now. More and more people are breaking into food writing from blogs, businesses, or just through the need to tell a story. Consequently I’ll be running a Guardian Masterclass on non-fiction food writing on 15...
Five of the best: restaurants in Somerset

Five of the best: restaurants in Somerset

Fine west country fare, from poached and roasted guinea fowl to hog’s pudding and crackling Read more at FT.com
Why 'urban foraging' is a complete waste of time

Why ‘urban foraging’ is a complete waste of time

Foraging was all the rage post-credit crunch. Fuelled by survivalist fantasies and a desire to get back to nature after years of decadence, people headed off into the countryside to reap nature’s bounty. But after a while who could be bothered with all that travelling out to the sticks? Not time-poor city folk, that’s for...
What to do with leftover fish and chips?

What to do with leftover fish and chips?

This week is National Chip Week so just in case you over order at the chip shop, here’s what to do with any fish and chips you can’t quite polish off. Unlike curry, or even Chinese food, fish and chips isn’t very nice when taken into work the next day for lunch and reheated  in the office microwave. However,...

Five of the best: Sunday lunches to share

From Cambridge to Cumbria, from ‘drunken’ roast duck to ham hock pie, here’s fare that’s just too good eat on your own Read more at ft.com

Five of the best: restaurants that ‘grow their own’

From handpicked salad leaves to chard, courgettes and runner beans, a list of the very best places to eat fresh.  Read more at FT.com