Food

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.

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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.

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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.

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Edible fashions to take you from dawn to dusk

By Victoria Prever, June 21, 2016

The foodie news this season includes some exciting restaurant openings, a glamorous breakfast location, an inspirational cocktail and the easiest gourmet picnics in town.

In Vogue

It's all about Vogue this year, as the fashion magazine celebrates its centenary. At Westfield London, a Vogue café will be open from June 27 until September 25.

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At last we can get our hands on a burger

By Victoria Prever, June 21, 2016

Who doesn't like a burger? It is the perfect package of beef, onion, lettuce and tomatoes, squished between two halves of a soft, sweet bread roll. Few foods can compete for speedy satisfaction. Problem is, most are out of bounds.

Thankfully kosher restaurants are wising up to foodie trends.

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Impressive displays: the ulitmate wedding feast

June 21, 2016

Wedding caterers are finding increasingly inventive ways of staging food displays that pack as big a punch visually as they do in the flavour department.

"Food is art - it's all about eating with your eyes," says Simon Shaw, director of events at caterer, Philip Small.

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Miss a minute, miss out

By Victoria Prever, June 17, 2016

Nine more sleeps until the doors open at JW3 for Gefiltefest 2016, and it's time to plan your day .

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Old country foods

By Victoria Prever, June 1, 2016

Steve Varcoe of Aron's Deli and Nida Degutiene, wife of the Lithuanian diplomat Darius Degutis, are both passionate about Jewish food and will be sharing the love at Gefiltefest. Neither are Jewish.

For Lithuanian, Degutiene, it all began when she and her husband, moved to Tel Aviv when he took up his post as Lithuanian Ambassador to Israel.

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Doing the hokey poke

By Anthea Gerrie, May 27, 2016

In Hawaii you can find it in every surf shack and grocery store, while in New York and Los Angeles it's become a cult among Instagramming foodies. Now a nice Jewish boy has elevated the raw fish dish which is an everyday snack in Honolulu to a gourmet appetiser for Mayfair's well-heeled diners.

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