Author: Ellen Birch

Five questions with… Helen McGinn

Over the next few months we’ll be sitting down with some of our journalist friends, getting to know them better and finding out what makes them tick. First up is Helen McGinn, founder and author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, international wine judge, drinks writer for the Daily Mail’s Femail Magazine and regular wine […]

Alfresco Feasting

At the height of the Jersey Royal season back in spring, here at Phipps we were busy packing freshly dug potatoes into hessian sacks and sending them to journalists to share the excitement around the start of the season. One of our press targets was Honey & Co., the Israeli couple Sarit Packer and Itamar […]

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, The V&A

Along with most of the Phipps office, I was initially sceptical about the V&A’s Food exhibition: the prevailing detail in the press had been the cheese grown from bacteria taken from Heston Blumenthal’s pubic hair. However, after reading a series of excellent reviews, I decided to judge for myself. From the start of the exhibition […]

The Hunt for the Perfect Easter Egg

Eggs have long since been a symbol of new life and fertility, aligned with both the Christian festival of Easter celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, and the forms of new life which arise in springtime. The concept of chocolate eggs is thought to originate with a tradition of egg decoration across various cultures (who hasn’t painted a […]