Food

Taking the Biscuit?

Let’s be honest, we’re a biscuit-loving nation: everyone has their favourite, their favourite way to eat it and their favourite drink to drink (or dunk) with it. Each to their own. The Grocer reveals that “one third of Brits scoff four biccies in a sitting, with nearly 20% confessing to scoffing a whole packet from […]

Read more
Drink

Bigger, Better Batching

I have a friend, an industry stalwart, who had the mixed blessing of living in the heart of Soho when it was still cool. He had some of the best bars in the world on his doorstep, but the price he paid was constantly dealing with all sorts of unsavouries and living in particularly cramped […]

Read more
Food, Lifestyle

Living with the Humblebrag

When I was around 18 years old, social media was really starting to take off with the emergence of Facebook and Twitter (RIP MySpace). It was also around this time that the first iPhone was released. I feel guilty saying it now (Apple, I love you!), but for the first couple of years I didn’t […]

Read more
Drink

Is Craft Beer Really Selling Out?

IT’S A SELL OUT! Words resounded by much of the UK craft beer scene last year when Meantime and Camden were absorbed by beer giants SAB Miller and AB InBev respectively, before the two giants then went on to merge into the largest beer company in the world. Let’s be honest though, Camden and Meantime […]

Read more
Food

Butter Up: For the Love of Bread’s Yellow Friend

It has been said that “man shall not live by bread alone”. Clearly, man requires butter. Butter is often your first taste of a chef’s talents; it shows their dedication to sourcing the very best; it satisfies your “I’m so hungry, I’m about to faint” pangs and can often be the most memorable part of a […]

Read more
Drink

Tiki and Speakeasy: Bar Swings and Roundabouts

“Swings and roundabouts” my hairdresser used to say during my yearly moan-fest, also known as getting my hair cut. I’d bitch about the year’s greatest injustices, friends and enemies, and my haircut. “It’ll grow out” he’d whisper, inspecting his handiwork whilst I peered myopically at the mirror. We all know that trends are just that: […]

Read more
Design

Fashion Time Travel

Art, fashion and food: the lines between them are constantly blurring, with hotels hosting private art collections, designers opening in-store restaurants and chefs using food as artistic expression. Our senior graphic designer Matteo was commissioned to create a series for Garage Magazine that explores the relationship between art and fashion. In this series, he examines […]

Read more
Food

There Will Be Blood: 2016’s Surprising New Superfood

Superfood: the global buzzword that can make or break an ingredient. Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion in the popularity of designated ‘superfoods’, from the easy to adopt (kale, coconut oil, quinoa, avocado) to the obscure (maca powder, birch tree water, sweet potato flour). Each year brings about its fair share of […]

Read more
Drink

Cocktail Garnishes: Less is More

This was a contribution by JdF as part of an article appearing in this month’s Imbibe Magazine UK on getting garnishes right. Less Is More Generally I’m a fan of simplicity. I try to focus primarily on low-maintenance garnishes that are pretty, without needing too much in terms of cost and preparation time. A typical […]

Read more