Vive le fried chicken revolution: in search of the perfect fried chicken
Food / The London Economic

Vive le fried chicken revolution: in search of the perfect fried chicken

I’ve never felt cool enough for Shoreditch. Even when I used to wear questionably tight jeans, spent all of my money on vinyl records and devoted some of my late teenage years to writing about emerging Indie bands for the NME, I never quite managed to fit in. In 2018 though, now that much of … Continue reading

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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
Food / Reviews

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