Recognise Me

Perfect Is Boring: What It’s Like to Be Trans in the Restaurant Industry

With threats of customer harassment and misogynist kitchen culture, hospitality can be tough on its trans and non-binary employees.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
Employment rights

We Spoke to the Food Delivery Drivers Striking Outside Uber HQ

“I hope they understand what we do is a really hard job, so they have to pay us good money. It's not an easy job.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

British Post Offices Politely Ask People to Stop Protest-Mailing Empty Crisp Packets

Concerned citizens have been mailing non-recyclable Walkers bags back to the company to urge them to change their practices.
Jelisa Castrodale

Theresa May Attempts to Talk About Cooking, Sounds Like Actual Cyborg

“I enjoy cooking which has a benefit because you get to eat it as well as make it.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

Man Infuriated by People Throwing Casual Barbecue on Cemetery's Tombstones

This seems like a good way to get yourself haunted.
Jelisa Castrodale
british food

Pub Food Taught Me What It Means to Be a Syrian Brit

I learned soon after moving to London from Syria that the pub is central to British life. One of my biggest surprises was to see that people took their children to pubs.
Hala Hamadi

Distillery Apologises for Vodka Named After Deadly Poison

As Bristol Dry Gin cheekily Instagrammed its new Novichok vodka, a woman died from exposure to the chemical a mere 60 miles away.
Jelisa Castrodale

Your Bottomless Hunger for Avocados Is Causing Droughts in Chile

When they say guac is extra, they mean that your avocado obsession is leaving thousands in Chile disenfranchised and plagued by drought.
Lauren Rothman
royal wedding

I Drove Myself Mad Trying to Recreate the Royal Wedding Cake

Claire Ptak, the East London baker chosen by Harry and Meghan to make their wedding cake, wouldn’t share the recipe so I took matters into my own hands.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
the royals

Commoners Invited to Royal Wedding Told to Bring Their Own ‘Picnic Lunch’

An invite sent to members of the public selected for their contribution to society instructs them to bring lunch for the day.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

Unraveling the Mysteries of My Grandmother's Lemon Butter

I don't know how my grandmother felt about immigrating to Australia, or when she started cooking. But I know the four ingredients that defined my time with her.
Laura Bannister

Who Is the Bandit Biting into Frozen Pizzas at Sainsbury's?

Someone is stalking the frozen aisle at the supermarket chain, and chomping down on the crust with reckless abandon. It needs to stop.
Jelisa Castrodale