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‘Recipe for murder’ by Estérelle Payany

Recipe for murder by Esterelle Payany

Recipe for Murder is a rare and inspired creation by culinary journalist Estérelle Payany, which combines food with literature. The small but all-encompassing collection of recipes take inspiration from some of the literary world’s best known villains. A quick flick through is like an edible journey through the greatest (fictional) crimes in the world – you will…

Polpo Private Room Review

Polpo, Soho, private room

41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB – now Polpo’s Aperol Bar A bacaro in Soho that goes by the name of Polpo. That sounds a bit like a tongue twister but for a while, it felt like the name on everyone’s lips. Its bijou space is always adorned with the beautiful and youthful crowd, lounging by the…

The dilemma of photographing food

Tandoori style chicken with pilaf rice

This image looks a lot more obscure now than when I took the picture, mostly because of the angle. Maybe it would look a whole lot more appetising if it was taken at a 30º angle rather than 90º. That’s the thing with photographing something food related everyday – it’s pretty hard. I’m trying that out for a little while. I really wanted to…

Rules for entertaining with Laurent Perrier

Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental

The Christmas season is definitely upon us with snow descending across the country and the opening of advent calendars. To ease us into the party season, Laurent-Perrier held a little class on the art of entertaining. I was there to enjoy a little champagne and take notes. The class took place in the Mandarin Bar…