Eater London: 11 Fantastic Places to Find Fried Chicken
Eater London / Food

Eater London: 11 Fantastic Places to Find Fried Chicken

London’s first experience of ‘American’ fried chicken (as it’s known today) came with the opening of Kentucky Fried Chicken in North Finchley during 1968. Countless accessibly priced chicken shops have since opened and become pillars of local communities, followed by a clutch of new establishments — all united by a ubiquitous passion for one of the world’s favourite comfort foods. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Coal Rooms, Peckham
Food / Reviews / The London Economic

Restaurant Review: Coal Rooms, Peckham

Within Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, Le Train Bleu epitomises a golden era of glamorous railway travel. Befitted with cavernous ceilings, grand frescoes, chandeliers and immaculately dressed waiters, the restaurant has been a fine dining institution since first opening in 1901. It’s also one of the most storied restaurants in Paris – arguably … Continue reading

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