21 Dec

Christmas recipes from Cornish Sea Salt and Hepple Douglas Fir Vodka

  For Christmas The Moorland Spirit Company have been working with Cornish Sea Salt to develop a range of festive recipes that bring together the complimentary flavours of the recently released Hepple Douglas Fir Vodka in combination with their award-winning Cornish Sea Salt. The ethos at the core of both brands is to create products […]

19 Dec

Going a bit Rogue this Christmas

2018 has been a smashing year for Smith & Baxter. We’ve worked on Nordic Baking Books and Doggie Cookbooks, Lidos, chefs, Douglas Fir Vodka and some of the most beautiful photography books around – we celebrated 5 years with Hoxton Mini Press and even welcomed a new team member (our press assistant Sophie). To usher […]

13 Dec

Lido Bristol is 10 years old!

10 years ago today, the Clifton Lido opened its doors to the people of Bristol after 2 painstaking years of restoration. In 2008, Arne Ringner and his team re-opened and restored the celebrated Victorian swimming pool after years of lying in a state of disrepair. Originally built in 1850, the Clifton Lido was an architecturally […]

19 Nov

Hoxton Mini Press turns 5!

Hoxton Mini Press is 5 years old. The East London-based, independent publisher has now been making beautiful, playful and affordable photobooks for half a decade. On Thursday evening Hoxton Mini Press’ biggest fans gathered in Shoreditch to celebrate the occasion with a birthday party thrown by its founders. The event was notably East London themed; serving […]

30 Oct

Freddy Bird film wins top award at New York festival

Did you know that Michelle Crowley and Richard Hill have made an award-winning short film starring Bristol Lido’s executive chef, Freddy Bird? In Fire, chef Freddy Bird cooks an outdoor feast over a wood-smoked fire in the atmospheric surroundings of the forest. This week Michelle, Richard and Freddy are at the New York Food Film Festival […]

26 Oct

Smith & Baxter is branching out into the world of podcasts

We are very pleased to announce that Magnus Nilsson is this week’s special guest on the popular Desert Island Dishes Podcast. He joined Margie Nomura, the show’s host, to discuss his earliest food memories, favourite choice of sandwich, and of course The Nordic Baking Book. The episode coincided with the release of Magnus’ latest book, […]

22 Oct

Ed Smith appears on Saturday Kitchen

If you tuned in to Saturday Kitchen this weekend, you would have seen our very own Ed Smith giving a tour of the world-famous Borough Market. Showing the Saturday Kitchen team around his favourite London market, Ed encountered everyone from Greek olive venders to artisan cheese makers, bakers and fishmongers. Speaking to Christine Elliot, chair […]

18 Oct

Feed Me Press Launch 🐩

Today we honoured our co-founder and CEO, Baxter the dog, with a fantastic canine-themed event. Co-hosted by Phaidon Books and MADE.com, a doggy brunch was held to celebrate the release of Feed Me, Pet-tecture, and MADE.com’s newest pet collection.        We were thrilled to be joined by 20 of the fluffiest, most adorable and […]

16 Oct

The Launch of The Nordic Baking Book

It’s the first day of Magnus Nilsson’s UK tour to promote The Nordic Baking Book. His latest offering, part cookbook and part folkloric study of the Nordic regions, is an expert compendium of local baking customs and recipes. This morning, Phaidon hosted its very own fika at The Store on the Strand to celebrate the […]

08 Oct

Louisa Thomsen Brits at Burgh House

When you live in a city like London, it can be hard to appreciate the natural world, but not impossible. Little pockets of the city remind us of the pleasures of walking through nature; strolling along a familiar path in Richmond Park or on Hampstead Heath can give us a sense of calm, reassurance and […]

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