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  • Table Guru is a new website that provides advice on the best tables at Michelin starred restaurants in London. http://www.tableguru.co.uk/  All restaurants are rated by diners for diners so you can be sure to get a true view on where to sit to maximise your dining experience. The website includes detailed layouts of all restaurants and allows...
  • World’s Number One Chef, René Redzepi to Join Award Winning Line up at Taste of London Restaurant Festival
  • Easter is nearly upon us and some festive recipes are in order. Lamb is amazing at this time of year so why not make it the centre of your Easter feast. One great way to do it is to get a de-boned leg and slow cook it for at least 4 hours. Before putting it in the oven drizzle with plenty of olive oil, rub in lots of chopped rosemary, salt and...
  • I recently attended a preview screening of a short film call PLANEAT which is the story of three men’s search for a diet which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. The negative effects on health of eating too much red meat has been in the press recently when the Government released...
  • Happy 2011! Today is the last of the twelve days of Christmas, sorry to rub it in, but the festivities are truly over now. As a result, many people now feel the urge to cleanse and recover from the excesses of Christmas and New Year. However, in these wintry conditions we can’t be pushing a lettuce leaf around our plates, we need healthy...
  • This year's Taste of Christmas is a fantastic day out. We went along on the first day, Friday 3rd December which leaves two days for you to pay a visit. There's plenty to do there, make sure you have enough of time to soak up all the demonstrations, workshops, tastings and stalls. Below are some pictures of the highlights Waitrose is one...
  • The place where the journey started and the most experiences and experimentation occurred was Tokyo, so probably best to lead with that. Tokyo On our first night in Japan we were taken to a local favourite of some friends now based in Tokyo. Access to the restaurant was through a door that came up to my hips, meaning you entered the room in a...
  • The festive season’s best food exhibition is less than a month away. All under one roof in the Excel Centre you’ll be able to find a boutique market selling all sorts of festive ingredients, decorations and gifts, 12 top London restaurants will be serving up their Christmas classics and finally, chefs such as Heston Blumenthal and Jean...
  • Today is the last day of British cheese week.  Nearly 700 cheeses are produced in Britain, so there’s definitely going to be one out there to suit every taste.  Townfood celebrated the end of the week with three favourites. Waterloo – a semi-soft, brie-like cheese that is made in Berkshire and has a deliciously creamy and...
  • Only two celebrity chefs, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, have taken the plunge and released iPhone applications. With Gordon Ramsay threatening to join in any day now, townfood thought it time to see whether the apps were worth their salt or just a flash in the pan (sorry). There are numerous recipe apps out there, a lot of which are free to...
  • We are six days into British Food Fortnight – a celebration of our country’s produce that aims at inspiring people to source their ingredients from our shores. Restaurants, pubs and other eateries are being encouraged to put British food on the menu, and similarly supermarkets are to increase their stocks and promotion of home grown...
  • Time Out London just published their Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards 2010. A panel of ten Time Out judges have selected their favourite London restaurants, bars and cafes. They have given us a winner and a handful of runners-up under nine different ‘best of’ categories ranging from cafés and bars, to local restaurants, cheap eats...
  • It’s just three weeks to go until the ‘citywide celebration of eating out’ lifts off in London. The London Restaurant Festival is an opportunity for the city’s eateries to raise their profile and showcase their cooking. This is the second year that it has been running, and the organisers aim to have around 800 restaurants...
  • Nothing beats a stroll around one of London’s food markets. The photos below are from a recent trip to the daddy of them all, Borough Market. If you can handle the throngs of people, there are numerous gems to discover. This market prides itself on the fact that many of its stallholders are themselves the producers. This shines through in...
  • There always comes a time, around mid-morning, when my stomach starts to rumble, blood sugar levels hit a low and productivity goes out the window. I think this is a pretty common issue, and one that many resolve by reaching for a biscuit, or in my case, hitting the hot chocolate machine. The people at graze are on a quest to make sure that...
  • Ever wanted to see a picture of a restaurant’s food before you order, or even visit? If so, Foodspotting grants your wish. This website (now also an iPhone app) brings together a community of foodies who photograph what they have ordered, then post their pictures onto Foodspotting.com for all to see. On the website and within the app you can...
  • I have been searching for decent paella and glass of sangria in London since I returned from a recent trip to Barcelona. It took a few attempts, but I managed to satisfy my need in the end. It's pretty common for people to come back from their travels and want to re-live a culinary experience, often with limited success. A local speciality is...
  • I've never bought 8.5kg of cream cheese in my local supermarket, I'm not sure that many people have. But when I was asked to make cheesecakes for a family wedding I was able to experience bulk buying at its best. I took particular glee in the fact that there was a BOGOF offer - something that other shoppers were unable to take advantage of...
  • August is the height of summer, at least it’s supposed to be, so our homegrown produce is at its best. For two days of summer eating that showcases the best of what’s available, check out the menu plans below. Day one Breakfast Make blueberries the star of the show. Gently crush a handful into some plain yoghurt, then add some whole...