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Leiths’ Diploma Students Graduate with Awards Lunch at Koffman’s

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On Friday 1 July, the Leiths Diploma graduation ceremony took place after three terms of intensive training in the Leiths kitchens. Each year, the exceptional two and three term Diploma students are carefully selected for the top diploma prizes, with previous winners including Gizzi Erskine and… Read more →
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Bubble Tea in Notting Hill

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Bubbleology, Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London, W11; Opens July; Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri 11am–11.30pm; Sat–Sun 11.30am–11.30pm

Since its launch last year in Soho and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge, Bubbleology has developed a cult following for its authentic fruit and milk-based Taiwanese… Read more →
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The Art Dinner

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Notting Hill-based artist empowerment platform Debut Contemporary launches a bespoke series of ‘by invitation only’ Art Dinners on Wednesday 27 June, celebrating the fusion of intellectual and creative minds. The weekly dinner events, supporting the charity Peace One Day, will… Read more →
Fig and Pear Tatin

Caiger’s Recipes: Fig and Pear Tatin

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Fig and Pear Tatin Serves Four

Pastry: 320g plain flour 220g unsalted butter Sparse pinch of salt 110g icing sugar Three egg yolks, beaten slightly with one tablespoon of cold water Filling: Four figs Three conference pears Two tablespoons of lemon juice, with one of water 100g unsalted butter 100g… Read more →
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Awarded UK’s Best Sommelier

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In the UK’s toughest sommelier competition, involving the greatest wine talent in London and Britain, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’s sommelier Jan Konetzki reigns supreme. He was awarded Moet UK Sommelier of the Year. Challenges were set to judge service skills, ability to manage staff and deal with… Read more →

Healthy & Tasty

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Cooking healthy yet delicious meals using fresh, wholesome ingredients has never been easier. From a simple chickpea and spinach soup to a watermelon, feta and mint salad, there are plenty of simple recipes out there to get you inspired… Celebrity chef Sophie Mitchell has teamed… Read more →
Butterfly prawns and jewelled couscous

Caiger’s Recipes: Butterflied Prawns with Jewelled Couscous

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Butterflied Prawns in Moroccan Spices Serves Four

16 king prawns One tablespoon of Ras el Hanout Salt and pepper Two lemons, zested Six tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil To butterfly the prawns, start by removing the shells and then slice the prawn along its back about five millimetres deep. You… Read more →
Springtime Risotto

Caiger’s Recipes: Springtime Risotto

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Springtime Risotto

12 asparagus spears 200g of peas Five tablespoons of olive oil Two pinches of table salt 400g arborio risotto rice Two and a half litres of water Two medium onions 125ml of dry vermouth 100g of Parmesan 75g of salted butter Four tablespoons of ricotta Small bunch of mint; leaves removed… Read more →
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Eat Street in Chelsea

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Eat St – London’s Street Food collective – has taken itself westside, establishing a residency at Chelsea’s Imperial Arms. On Friday and Saturday nights throughout the spring and summer, Eat St’s residency will see food served in the pub’s garden by a rotating cast of some of London’s… Read more →
Eric Lanlard afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard

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In a distinctive move away from traditional finger sandwiches and cream cakes of the quintessentially English afternoon tea, Eric was adamant that he, in partnership with the 51-year-old hotel, should create a tea which invokes a ‘dream of the Orient’. How curious my seven-year-old rightly thought… Read more →