Spuniton

Spuniton

Those who have been in London in the last few years will be acquainted with Polpo, and those of you unacquainted with it should rectify this asap if you have any love of good simple Italian – the frito misto with a martini makes for a great light meal mid afternoon. Anyway, as soon as…

Central

Central

Many top chefs have come to their profession by a circuitous route. Gordon Ramsey famously planned to be a footballer, while Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Torst/Luksus in New York came from careers as a philosophy and mathematics graduate with dreams of winning the Fields Medal, and as a teacher, respectively. Virgilio Martinez perhaps…

Archangel Gin

Archangel Gin

There’s a new gin on the market; not a shocker I know, but there’s something different about this one. Archangel is the most complete and rounded, full bodied gin to come to market in years. Most gins import their juniper and many of their other botanicals, and even the raw alcohol – I can name…

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…