The Palomar cookbook: a family affair

By Victoria Prever, August 26, 2016

From the minute The Palomar opened its shiny glass door onto Soho's not so shiny Rupert Street, a cook book was on the cards.


I scream, you scream, we're free - from cream

By Victoria Prever, August 18, 2016

A whole new world of dairy-free, frozen desserts has opened up for the ice cream lover looking for a sweet treat to end a meaty meal.

The stalwart of the kosher freezer - Swedish Glace (now part of the Unilever stable) - is jostling for freezer space with a raft of parev desserts; but will they ever be as good as the real thing?


Keeping it kosher far from home

By Victoria Prever, August 12, 2016

Food is so central for most of us that we're planning lunch while eating breakfast, especially on holiday. Eating well - or indeed at all - when you're away from home is not always easy when you're keeping kosher.

Unsurprisingly there are options out there to make life easier.


The art of breditation

By Victoria Prever, August 4, 2016

Stressed or anxious? You might feel better if you get your hands on some dough. So says psychotherapist, Gillian Levy, who has set up courses teaching what she terms as "Breaditation". "My nephew coined the term for courses of mine which combine meditation, mindfulness and bread making," she says.


Chewing the fat

By Jessica Weinstein, July 14, 2016

'I live in a country that's sort of fat-phobic and it just doesn't make sense to me; fat doesn't make us fat," Michael Ruhlman tells me as we start our conversation about his book, The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song to a Forgotten Fat.


How Israelis took on Bordeaux - and won

By Anthea Gerrie, July 8, 2016

What are the chances of finding not just one, but two Israeli chefs tempting diners in Bordeaux?   And both taking the town by storm, in spite of being modernising interlopers in a city associated with traditional French food?

Despite their Michelin-star training, these Israelis are not mimicking the natives.


Tahini: one sauce fits all

By Felicity Spector, July 1, 2016

'Tahini is the master sauce. It's nutty, creamy and super rich and, most importantly, it's really easy to use." Tomer Amedi, head chef at the award-winning Palomar in London's Soho, knows his tahini.


The capital's most appetising views

June 21, 2016

London boasts a growing roster of restaurants where the view is as appetising as the cuisine - and I mean that in the most positive way.

Now long established, the Oxo Tower offers a fabulous vista of the South Bank and beyond from an eighth-floor vantage point, particularly at dusk on a summer's evening.


A Gran day out

June 21, 2016

Crouch End has an urban but villagey feel; think Hampstead with less glitz.

Locals have a huge range of interesting independents to choose from - many as quirky as the locals themselves. For a flavour of the area, here are a few picks.

Way up in the quirky stakes is Edith's House - brainchild of actors Michael Camp and Eaton James.


Israeli recipe for a Henley-style picnic

June 21, 2016

Summer is officially here. Even if you cannot make it to the Henley Regatta this year, you will want to make the most of every precious second of sunshine. Whether it is a picnic, barbecue, trips to the seaside or just relaxing in the garden, there are lots of ways to enjoy eating in the open air.