Category: Bakeries and patisseries

Baltic Bakehouse welcomes you

Baltic Bakehouse Liverpool

I have just spent a year in Liverpool off and on, dispersing and disposing of my late mother’s house and effects, and re-acquainting myself with the city. It is a…[Read more]

A modern taverna

The Greek Larder

Theodore Kyriakou is an old hand, with great taste in spectacles. He was instrumental in 1999 in introducing Londoners to a world of Greek food away from the standard kebab,…[Read more]

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Euphorium and Harris & Hoole at Tesco

Many people have a love-hate attitude towards supermarkets. They can be seen as a massive convenience to which we have succumbed, reducing the tedious process of daily food shopping to…[Read more]

Young Parisians pile into Pret

Pret a Manger and Exki, Paris

I spent the first decade of my sandwich cafe life when in the North West of England referencing Pret a Manger. The first branch of Mangetout in Liverpool opened in…[Read more]

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Balthazar Bakery

The most eagerly awaited opening in the restaurant world this Spring was the second branch in London of Balthazar, Keith McNally’s highly successful New York restaurant. Arguably the doyen of…[Read more]

Scandanavian Kitchen

Nordic Triangle

Scandanavian Kitchen/Nordic Bakery/Fabrique In the late 1960s my mother inherited an interior design business in Manchester. This was not quite the glamorous occupation it has now become. Much of her…[Read more]

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Princi – The Genius of Alan Yau

If you’re walking down Wardour Street in Soho from Oxford Street at any time of the day or evening, you can easily miss Princi. There is no A board on…[Read more]

Lemon meringue at Cafe Pouchkine

Le Snacking in Paris

City restaurant tours have become much easier with the fashion of small plate eating. This is particularly the case in London where starter sized portions are now possible in many…[Read more]

The beautiful Dana with her argan oil

Speciality Fine Food Fair 2012

The Speciality Fine Food Fair at Olympia heralds the beginning of the Autumn food trade fair season, on the first weekend of September every year. It is too early for…[Read more]

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Princi Pizzeria

Princi in Wardour Street has been evolving nicely over 4 years. It never needs to shout about itself in the press, as the hordes of switched on Italian tourists and…[Read more]