Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop – New York

I was just recently in New York, and there was one thing while there I intended to take particularly seriously; the hunt for the perfect Reuben sandwich. Now, i’m already sold on the American’s ability to make a great sandwich, last time I was there I made the almost religious pilgrimage to Katz’s Deli and…

Bakers & Roasters – Amsterdam

Lovely relaxed and modern New Zealand cafe. Simplistic clean decor with a splash of colour. We were promptly seated and our coffee order arrived quickly as if they had ESP’d our need of it. The coffee is good, I happily drink it down, all the while watching askance as my friend slurps down a vanilla…

e5 Bakehouse – London Fields

The e5 Bakehouse is in a cavernous space under the railway arches of London Fields.  One arch, where the counter and a smattering of communal tables are, leads to another, and then another, through a series of larger arches all the way to the back of the bakery. At the counter I am torn on…

Wood Pigeon at Brawn

On Friday night I had plans to visit a Vietnamese Supper Club. Unfortunately, it was cancelled last minute due to lack of attendees which was disappointing for all involved. My friends and I had been looking forward to it all week, and now we were at a loose end. Luckily there are an indefinite number…

The Great Chase – Modern British Halal Fine Dining

Come to dinner he tells me. It will be great he enthuses, they make modern British food; it’s halal, and they make amazing cocktails. No alcohol though – it’s a dry bar, no booze. Great cocktails! What on earth are you talking about? I think, but I agree to go, on the proviso that I…

The process of cooking a lunch time feast, and what I did next…

Last week I cooked lunch for my office. For 10 people you might think… or even 40? No. I cooked lunch for 140 people.  I should probably begin by telling you about the office tradition. I work for an Architecture company where every week, one of the employees has to cook lunch for the entire office. It’s a…

Food! Beautiful food.

Eating has always been a significant part of my life. I grew up with Mum in the kitchen, claiming she couldn’t cook then effortlessly throwing out a spectacular spread. It’s how my family celebrate, we’re Jewish after all. We’ll find any excuse to eat. Jewish New Year isn’t complete without honey cake. On the ‘Day of Atonement’…