Daily Telegraph restaurant critic and food writer William Sitwell's new book, A History of Eating Out has just been published. In it, Sitwell takes readers on a trip through time, covering restaurants from back in ancient Pompeii through to modern-day sushi conveyor belt joints. Hot Dinners asked him to pick out three London restaurants which he felt changed our city's own history of eating out.
File this under "now that's something good to look forward to".
We (and many, many others) have often waxed lyrical about Calum Franklin and his preternaturally gifted skills at pie-making. But how - how? - could we ever hope to get to that level of pie crafting? It looks like the answer is on the way because he's about to release a book that's all about pie craft.
Called The Pie Room (after the Holborn Dining Room's own
Suddenly got more time on your hands? During a period when you can’t go out to eat at restaurants, at least you can read about them. Here’s our reading list of books to devour about chefs, critics and restaurant life in general.
Ever dreamt of making your own Dishoom-style bacon naan roll at home? Well from next September you can get your hands on the official recipe, with the launch of the restaurant group’s first cookbook, Dishoom: From Bombay with Love.
Those hangover-busting breakfast naan rolls will be just a handful of the 100 recipes that make up the book which, similar to the restaurants themselves, have been inspired by the the food, history, and culture of
Max Halley, of Max's Sandwich Shop fame, shares his favourite mood-enhancing dishes to order in London.
To Claridge's last night, where London's foodie folk gathered together for the launch of Claridge's: The Cookbook. Executive Chef Martyn Nail and the hotel's GM Paul Jackson welcomed guests for pre-dinner canapes washed down with Dom Perignon in the hotel's kitchens before repairing to a private room for a sit down dinner featuring some of the book's recipes.
Claridge's artist in residence, David Downton, gave a quick speech pre-dinner. In a world
As summer draws to a close it's high time for another round up of the latest cookbooks, from dishes inspired by holiday destinations, to the best hangover cures you can fry. So as the food publishing bonanza continues - here's our pick of the top recipe collections around this month.