All posts by: Fiona Smith

22 Jul

Freddy Bird appears on Saturday Kitchen

Lido Executive Chef, Freddy Bird made his debut appearance on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen this morning. Hosted by friend, Matt Tebbutt, Freddy shared the limelight with chef Paul Foster, wine expert Peter Richards and special guest Judy Murray – together they made a lively show. Freddy looked like a natural while he cooked up Squid and […]

13 Jun

The Sportsman Visit

  September sees the publication of Stephen Harris’ first cookbook. Published by Phaidon, The Sportsman tells the story of self-taught chef Harris who transformed what was once called a ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ on the coast in Kent into a Michelin-starred restaurant. The restaurant has earned a global reputation and only this week […]

21 Apr

These Islands launch at Sunspel Marylebone

  The team behind the bi-annual international travel and style magazine Cereal launched their first book at Sunspel in Marylebone last night. These Islands is a portrait of the British Isles told through powerful imagery, prose and poetry. It is the first book from Francis – the newly formed publishing house and creative studio by […]

27 Jan

Great Dixter Press Day

On a crisp January morning, press, buyers and the Phaidon team travelled to Great Dixter – the historic house and garden located on the borders of Kent and Sussex. The sun greeted us as the train pulled into Etchingham and remained with us throughout the day. The event was all in celebration of the forthcoming […]

19 Dec

Tim Hayward at Divertimenti

    Award winning food writer, restauranteur and broadcaster Tim Hayward was at Divertimenti in Knightsbridge last week signing copies of his critically-acclaimed book Knife. Knife is a love letter to the most treasured of culinary tools and explores the culture, craft and cult of the cook’s blade.   Tim travelled to Divertimenti to sign […]

22 Nov

Hepple Gin served ‘At the Table’

  Hepple gin and tonics with a douglas fir rim greeted guests as they arrived to the ‘At the Table‘ magazine launch last week. With guests seeking shelter from the wet autumn weather outside, Hepple gin and tonics were a welcome winter warmer. ‘At the Table’ is a creative platform and magazine that celebrates British […]

14 Nov

Tim Hayward on ‘Knife’

  The most treasured kitchen tool, the knife, has received deserved attention with the release of Tim Hayward’s new book. In Knife, Tim has written an ode to his life with knives in The Guardian, compiled a list of his seven essential kitchen knives in the Financial Times, drafted a love letter to knives in the Telegraph […]

11 Nov

Skinners Brewery supports Shine for Shelterbox at Carousel

On Monday night we ventured to Carousel, the revolving creative hub in Marylebone for a four course feast by chefs Olia Hercules, Alex Hely-Hutchinson, Oliver Rowe and Peter Harrison in aid of Shine for Shelterbox. Skinners Brewery provided pre-dinner beers for a Haitian-inspired menu including a joumou soup, adobo rubbed sea bream, fried plantain and star […]

31 Oct

China: The Cookbook UK Tour

The 650-recipe tome that is China: The Cookbook arrived on British shores last week with authors Kei Lum and Diora Chan. The duo have been on a global tour and their stop in London was jam packed with radio interviews; a shopping trip in Chinatown with award-winning food writer Diana Henry; multiple book signings and […]

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