Offal isn’t awful: Here’s our case for eating brains
Food / The London Economic

Offal isn’t awful: Here’s our case for eating brains

I know what you’re thinking: “Brains? No way – I’m not a zombie!” Of all the offal and lesser-loved cuts of meat available, brains are (granted) some of the least visually attractive: but they’re also some of the most delicious, when prepared properly. While grim, Westernised perception of offal is slowly changing (Fergus Henderson has … Continue reading

Exploring regional Chinese cuisine at Dumplings’ Legend
Food / The London Economic

Exploring regional Chinese cuisine at Dumplings’ Legend

Regrettably, I remember my first Chinatown dinner experience quite well. One summer evening during the late nineties (I could only have been six or seven years old), following a matinee theatre performance, somebody suggested we might visit one of those all-you-can-eat restaurants on the south side of Gerrard Street. Exciting at the time. The name … Continue reading

Dinner at Padella is actually worth queuing for
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Dinner at Padella is actually worth queuing for

While being herded like cattle through Gatwick airport recently, one member of a particularly raucous stag weekend roared: “England – the only country with queues longer than the entire flight home.” Like the birth right to complain about literally everything, and to make terrible decisions at the Polling Station; queuing is so ingrained into our … Continue reading

Holborn Dining Room serves some of London’s most glamorous pies
Food / The London Economic

Holborn Dining Room serves some of London’s most glamorous pies

Though British food is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, across some of London’s best restaurants – our quad-national cuisine is still so often tarnished (unfairly) with an agonisingly dire global reputation. On the ground floor of the Rosewood Hotel, Holborn Dining Room is a somewhat hidden gem. The post code is resolutely central, though it’s off the … Continue reading

Archway Kebab – a restaurant for the many, not the few
Food / The London Economic

Archway Kebab – a restaurant for the many, not the few

In this political climate, it’s sometimes easy to forget that politicians are human, too. In the lead up to June’s general election, a selection of the UK’s most prominent MPs and party leaders were quizzed on their favourite restaurants. Let’s be fair – it’s far easier to talk to journalists about food than matters of … Continue reading