17 Mar

Revival exhibition at the Library Willesden Green

Revival 1989-1993 by Roy Mehta is an exhibition taking place in the Library at Willesden Green until 29 May. The exhibition presents documentary work taken by Roy Mehta the streets of Brent some thirty years ago. The exhibition beautifully explores the borough’s rich community history through culture, faith and heritage. Curated by gallerist and writer @lauraannnoble. […]

27 Feb

Eat Share Love lunch launch at Pony Bistro

Delightful fundraising feast lunch to celebrate the launch of Eat, Share, Love by Kalpna Woolf  and to raise funds for Team Canteen and 91 Ways The truly wonderful five-course Sunday lunch menu was created by Josh Eggleton & Pony Bistro, 91 Ways Chef Zaleha Olpin, Ben Harvey of the Bianchis Group and Emmeline’s Shona Graham.Each […]

14 Oct

Tofu Tasty Book Launch at Borough Market

Borough Market was the venue for the publication party for Bonnie Chung’s new book Tofu Tasty. The room was buzzing with guests, who tucked into the most delicious tofu dishes selected from the book and created by the Miso Tasty team. Spicy tofu and shiitake mushroom wantons were everyone’s favourite as they seemed to disappear […]

06 Oct

Hepple Extreme Martini Competition

Six of the UK’s best bartenders met at Hepple Spirits for their first Extreme Martini Competition. The Hepple Estate became a mini festival for two nights as bartenders, writers, cooks and chefs came together to ce judge the competition and also celebrate Olympia the first long horn cow to roam the hills around the distillery. […]

22 Apr

Hepple Spirits plant baby juniper trees for Earth Day

HAPPY EARTH DAY 🌍 In glorious Northumberland @hepplespirits are celebrating today by planting some baby junipers for friends and family of the distillery. They have set up the Hepple Juniper Trust which is aiding the revitalisation of their beloved botanical. The distillery is based in a beautiful and rugged place on the edge of the […]

01 Mar

Happy St David’s Day with Lodestars Anthology

Happy St David’s Day. Celebrate this special day with a copy of the 14th of the independent travel magazine: Lodestars Anthology. Their latest issue is devoted to the country of Wales from the beautiful coast of South Wales to the rugged splendour of Snowdonia. More information about this issue here: https://lodestarsanthology.co.uk/products/issue-14-wales

01 Jan

Happy New Year from Smith & Baxter

Simply that’s it. Happy New Year! Here’s to 2021 and whatever it brings. Be happy, be creative and be kind. Love from Baxter & myself xxx

26 Dec

Freddy Bird and littlefrench appear on Remarkable Places to Eat Christmas Special

tChristmas Eve was enjoyed with a glass of fizz in hand watching BBC2’s Remarkable Places to Eat. Delighted to see my home town of Bristol being featured but an even better Christmas treat was that it featured client Freddy Bird and his restaurant littlefrench. In the episode food personality Fred Sirieix visits Bristol for a […]

29 Nov

Borough Market Edible Histories on The Food Programme

Enjoyed listening to year’s round-up of 2020’s best food and drink books on The Food Programme. Sheila Dillon, Dan Saladino, Leyla Kazim and Jaega Wise – gathered for their annual book summit, sharing their favourite titles of 2020. Delighted to hear Leyla Kazim pick Borough Market’s Edible Histories book by Mark Riddaway as her top […]

28 Nov

The Bull & Last Book in The Times Magazine

A wonderful and vibrant extract from the gorgeous Bull & Last book – including an extract from Giles Coren’s foreword to the about why he loves the pub. The recipes looked amazing and created lots of hunger…

28 Oct

Urban Geometry media coverage

The new book Urban Geometry by Andrés Gallardo Albajar has been getting rave reviews in the media. His bold and stunning new book presents images of the world’s most exciting buildings. Spending the past 7 years and travelling to 20 cities, Andrés has captured mesmerising silhouettes, colourful juxtapositions and bold angular forms to provide an […]

04 Jun

Spending time in the forest

Smith & Baxter relocated some time in the middle of March. We hot-footed from the East End to the middle of Thetford Forest where we have been ever. Baxter & I are lucky to be staying in a beautiful house hidden in the heart of the forest surrounded by trees, squirrels, owls and the odd […]

17 Feb

littefrench receives glowing review in FT Weekend Magazine

Freddy Bird’s littlefrench received its latest glowing review in last Saturday’s FT Weekend Magazine. For restaurant critic and food writer Tim Hayward, littlefrench is absolutely worth the journey from London to Bristol, where understated yet elegant French cooking awaits with dishes such as Milk-Fed Pyrenean Lamb Chops,  Chanterelle and Beaufort macaronade and Vieille Prune . He […]

11 Feb

You Magazine celebrates plant-to-plate eating with a series on Great Dixter’s new book

For two weekend’s running, You Magazine has sung the praises of Grow Fruit and Vegetables in Pots by Great Dixter’s head gardener, Aaron Bertelsen. In both eight page features, You Magazine shares some of Aaron’s best tips and tricks for creating vegetable gardens in a variety of urban spaces. This mini-series also features an author […]

10 Feb

Freddy Bird’s latest appearance on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen

A visit to Saturday Kitchen is possibly one of the only way of getting me out of bed before 7am on a Saturday… but it really is the most enjoyable TV set to visit. On Saturday Freddy appeared on the show alongside the brilliant host Matt Tebbutt,  supported by his drinks co-host Olly Smith, with […]

25 Jan

Don McCullin Show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Smith & Baxter were lucky to visit Hauser & Wirth in Bruton Somerset on Friday for a special press preview of Sir Don McCullin’s new exhibition The Stillness of Life and the solo show by artist Not Vital entitled Scarch. Both artists were on site to show a team of journalists and writers around both […]

23 Jan

The Turkish Cookbook wins special André Simon Award

Author Musa Dagdeviren received a Special Commendation for his groundbreaking book in London earlier this week. The prestigious Andre Simon awards showcase the best of contemporary food and drink writing and are now in their 41styear. Musa attended the awards at London’s Goring Hotel with his family, photographer Toby Glanville and his publisher Phaidon Press on […]

18 Nov

Black Axe Mangal book makes front cover of The Sunday Times Ireland

We are delighted that the first extract feature interview with Lee Tiernan made front cover of The Sunday Times Magazine Irish edition.  The interview with Chef Lee Tiernan was published to coincide with the launch of his first book Black Axe Mangal published by Phaidon where he talks about his books, London restaurant and his […]

03 Nov

Hepple Spirits Douglas Fir Vodka featured on C4’s Sunday Brunch

Hepple Spirits Douglas fir Vodka was featured on Channell 4’s Sunday Brunch in the weekly Drinkypoos slot. Vodka expert Matt Pomeroy selected his choice of Autumnal English vodkas may the country’s most exciting producers. It was thoroughly enjoyed by Jeff Goldblum, Simon Rimmer, Liz Bonnin and Tim Lovejoy.  

05 Aug

Marina O’Loughlin reviews littlefrench in The Sunday Times Magazine

Over the moon with the restaurant review published in The Sunday Times Magazine for client littlefrench and chef Freddy Bird… I will simply quote Marina ‘There are four of us for lunch, four very different people, different ages, different tastes. At the end, each of us pushes away our empty plates with a sigh, saying […]

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