Culture

italy

We Asked 7 Expats What Shocked Them Most About Food in Italy

A waiter who refused to take an order for pizza with bananas, and Tuscan bread that just isn't as good as French bread.
Leon Benz
9.26.17
Curry

Why Curry Doesn’t Really Exist

"My parents taught me that cooking was about self-sufficiency, and not some sort of mystical connection to your roots."
Naben Ruthnum
9.1.17
butchers

Why Women Make Better Butchers Than Men

One of London’s top female butchers tells us why the male-dominated industry could do with more women.
Jessica Wragg
8.26.17
POP CULTURE

This Instagram Account Documents the Food Porn of 'The Simpsons'

"It allows Simpsons fans to have small nostalgia trips whilst gazing at Springfield’s finest dishes."
Nick Rose
6.15.17
Chinese food

The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person

Growing up, I was the weird kid who adored boiled pig intestines and fermented tofu. So imagine my surprise when the 2000s hit and the food of my people was suddenly cool.
Clarissa Wei
4.18.17
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: The 130-Year-Old London Coffee Shop That Won’t Serve Lattes

Algerian Coffee Stores has been providing Soho’s caffeine fix since 1887.
Daisy Meager
3.21.17
Iranian food

How I Finally Learned to Cook Iranian Food in Time for Persian New Year

Iranians celebrate New Year—Nowruz—on the day of the vernal equinox. Remembering the Persian dishes so loved by my Iranian dad (and spurned by my proudly Turkish Cypriot mum), I asked British Iranian cook Yasmin Khan to help me to prepare a Nowruz feast.
Sirin Kale
3.20.17
refugee crisis

From Calais Gas Stove to London Kitchen: A Syrian Refugee Chef’s Story

Imad Alarnab owned two restaurants in Damascus before being forced to flee for Europe, where he spent two months in a Calais camp cooking with one knife and a tiny stove. Now in London, he wants to share the food of his homeland.
Johanna Derry
3.14.17
Vegan

This Vegan Food Stall Takes Vietnamese Cuisine Back to Its Roots

From banh mi to beef pho, 19th century French occupation shaped some of Vietnam's most famous dishes. But London-based duo Liz Nguyen and Joseph Tam want to show another side to the cuisine.
Tamara Micner
3.12.17
Parsi Cuisine

Why You’ll Find London’s Best Persian Indian Food in a Cake Shop Basement

Chef Farokh Talati’s day job is at legendary nose-to-tail restaurant St. John, but every month or so he takes over a Soho patisserie to cook the food of his Parsi heritage.
Daisy Meager
3.10.17
Race

Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Divided Towns

Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.
Kamila Rymajdo
3.7.17
Health

The Beauty of the British Hospital Canteen

Despite funding cuts and back door privatization, the NHS is still Britain’s greatest achievement. And where better to taste that founding spirit of care and social justice than in its communal dining spaces?
Nell Frizzel
3.3.17
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