A Steak Masterclass with The Meat Elite

The Meat Elite Butcher

The Butcher

When it comes to eating steak I tend to stick to the classic cuts and will often choose a sirloin over anything else, even a prime fillet. However, I was introduced to a delicious cut called the Picanha on a trip to Argentina (well known for their love of steak) and Brazil many years ago. And it’s great to see this South American favourite slowly infiltrating the British market along with a rising trend for other cuts such as Flat Iron, Hanger, Denver and Bone-in Sirloin. Continue reading

Create your own pizza at PizzaBuzz, Shoreditch

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Mat’s Firezilla Pizza

By contributor Mathew Lea.

PizzaBuzz is a new restaurant in Shoreditch which offers customers the chance to create their own, fully customised wood fired pizza. From reading PizzaBuzz’s website, you might be led into thinking that you actually get to create your own pizza, well, you’d be wrong. PizzaBuzz lets you customise almost every aspect of your pizza, but it is made by staff behind the counter which makes sense for obvious hygiene reasons. Continue reading

A Cadbury’s Creme Egg Baking Masterclass with Martha Collison (from GBBO)

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Martha Collison at The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe 

By contributor Mathew Lea.

The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe was a pop up cafe which ran until the 6th March and as the name suggests, it was Creme Egg crazy. Customers could choose from Creme Egg rocky roads, Creme Egg millionaires shortbread, Creme Egg toasted sandwiches (yum) and of course, plain old Creme Eggs. Needless to say, if you like Creme Eggs, this was definitely the place for you. Continue reading

Chinese Cricket Club celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese Cricket Club Prawns

King Prawns Shanghai Style

Chinese New Year celebrations in London tend to centre on China Town, but a little of it danced over to the Chinese Cricket Club restaurant located within the Crowne Plaza, Blackfriars. The restaurant is named in recognition of the Chinese National Cricket team, but other than that there is little visible reference to cricket or its oriental influence. Continue reading

EatAbout – A Private Meal in the Home of a Chef

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EatAbout: Whitstable Oysters

I’m a fan of Supper Clubs but let’s face it, they can be hit or miss, because dining with strangers is unpredictable. EatAbout aim to up the hit factor by offering a solution in which a chef will host you in the privacy of their home or desired location (one is based within a vintage Citroen HY camper) and who you dine with is totally up to you. Sounds good, no? Continue reading