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Comfort food. Everyone has a special dish that transports them back to a certain time or place. The smell of your Gran’s best sticky toffee pud baking in the oven, the salty, crispy crunch of your favourite pub’s fish and chips, or the creamy, decadent delight of that first bite of mac n’ cheese –…

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The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway, with decorations on every street, festive tunes gracing the radio and themed food a-plenty in every high street retailer and supermarket. Here at Phipps we’ve had mince pies on the treat table for weeks, and healthy debate raged around this year’s Christmas sandwich round ups –…

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If you haven’t heard about the battle of the Christmas adverts this year you’ve been living under a stone.  Cartoon bears, malnourished snowmen and singing gingerbread men have been as talked about as the programmes they have interrupted, and a reported 390 million pounds will be invested by retailers on advertising in the last 3…

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Since having had my first bite of a Pizza Pilgrim pizza made out of the back of their green mini-van at Berwick St Market last Easter, I’d been hotly anticipating the opening of their Pizzeria restaurant on Dean Street. Thinking I was one of a select few that had been waiting so eagerly for the…

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Last weekend I went to round three of the British Craft Beer Challenge at London Fields Brewery. The challenge consists of four rounds in total and is described as ‘the ultimate beer test that will bring brews from around the world together’. The principle idea is that ‘beer lovers, occasional fans and total geeks’ go…

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Burger GH

There’s been a burger war mounting in the mean streets of Covent Garden, since it was announced back in April that American favourites Shake Shack and Five Guys were opening their first London outposts this July. London isn’t exactly short of a burger restaurant or twelve, as this once junk food staple has become ever more feted and festishised.…

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Afternoon tea has become very big business in the UK, and it shows no sign of waning. The Langham has reported an increase in demand of 20% over the last couple of years and other top London hotels have increased sittings to six a week to cope with demand. Despite the increase, you can still…

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I’m a self-confessed obsessive over Asian culture -specifically that of Japan, South Korea and China. The colourful, vibrant hub of modernity has brought to the UK a million popular innovations, influences and ideas. And what is ever growing is the taste for Asian food. So what do you do when, like me, you grow bored…

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A few weeks ago I joined the Mile High Club.  By this I mean I joined the group of people who have experienced the air-travel Dine Mile High. Inspired by “the golden-age of air travel” the pop-up restaurant offers all the fun and glamour of international air-travel with none of the security checks and delays…

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 Last night the second episode of Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup of Tea aired on BBC1, looking into the little plant that changed the world, or in her words, ‘the story of two leaves and a bud.’ This two parter took a closer look into our national obsession with tea and how it came to be…

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