Miso Tasty: The Cookbook

Miso Tasty: The Cookbook

Fermented soybean paste? Sounds yummy! Well, OK, no it doesn’t, but call it miso, and suddenly it spirits your mind to that fragrant, mouth-watering, umami Japanese flavour loved by so many. Consumed in Japan for thousands of years, miso has been making an increased appearance in our diet in the UK as we seek out…

Book Review: Food & Beer

Book Review: Food & Beer

Beer has been undergoing a renaissance of late, or rather its underground resurgence of the last twenty to thirty years has become mainstream thanks to growth in microbreweries in Europe and the craft beer scene in the US. So powerful has this revitalisation been, that many of the multinationals have been buying up, investing in,…

The World is Your Burger

The World is Your Burger

‘This is the final word on the mighty burger’ or so Phaidon’s press release would have us believe of David Michaels’ The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History. Ten years in the making, it’s certainly an impressive and comprehensive look at the subject of the world’s favourite fast food, a food that 40 billion…

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

Arriving at 31 Rathbone Place, the home of Lima in Fitzrovia, I’m told, after some confusion as to who I was and why I was there, to make my way downstairs, where I should find Virgilio Martinez . Descending from the long white, naturally lit restaurant to the dark blue basement area with its own…