ASHA’S Birmingham Price pp £31 Signature dish Chingri malai curry Traditional Awadhi cuisine — kebabs, biryanis — with a Punjabi accent. The financial-district venue is owned by the Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, who contributes recipes. Its cocktail list and lounge bar attract young professionals.
Food festivals are the new rock’n’roll, and Ireland’s chefs are the new rock stars.” So says Avril Bannerton, self-confessed food evangelist and event director at Taste of Dublin, one of the gourmet festivals that will be vying with big music events such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit for our attention this summer.
Goodbye, plates. Hello, bowls. If you want a little prediction for the year ahead prepare for small bowl takeover in 2016. It may not sound like much of a trend — goodbye, plates has more of a ring to it — but bowl food is where we are all heading.
January is coming and soon it will be time for the annual diet. You know you will give it a try because you do it every year. The coming month of self-denial casts a shadow over festive celebrations as dank and gloomy as the hardy perennials of bad weather, travel chaos and unbearably crowded shops.
Ross Shonhan didn’t just make noodles cool. With Bone Daddies, Shackfuyu and Flesh & Buns, he has masterminded a new style of cuisine
First, there was the restaurant, then came the takeaway and after that delivery, often on the back of a moped. Now a young French entrepreneur believes that he is leading the catering industry’s next leap forward by bringing the chef, even a Michelin star-standard chef, to your door.
Inaki Aizpitarte hates food snobbery, white napkins and Michelin stars. Yet his Paris restaurant is fêted by France’s top critics. Stefanie Marsh meets the rebel French chef to find out why
From cider tasting in Normandy to truffle fairs in Italy and painting breaks on Gozo, Annabelle Thorpe has the lowdown