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Truman Beers’ Newman Arms

A review of Truman's Brewery Newman Arms pub menu

Last time I visited the Newman Arms on Rathbone St in London’s Fitzrovia neighbourhood, its restaurant was being run by the Cornwall Project, and offered a tempting menu of modern British cuisine. I loved it, so was saddened that it closed shop not long afterwards. This year, the Newman Arms was reopened afresh by beer ... Read more »

Picnic Recipes | 11 Thirst-Quenching Drinks

Having cooked lots of fantastic food for your picnic (or garden party), don’t let the deliciousness down when it comes to the drinks! I’ve pulled together a collection of perfect thirst-quenchers that fit the bill. Banana Lychee Lassi adds an exotic fruit combination to the classic Indian yoghurt drink. Blood Orange Squash is a grown ... Read more »

What Exactly is Vinho de Talha (Clay Pot Wine)?

Talha vessel at Herdade de São Miguel winery in Portugal's Alentejo region

I love discovering specialist food and drink products during my travels, so my visit to Herdade de São Miguel in Alentejo, Portugal was an eye opener. It was at the winery’s modernist head quarters on its Pimenta estate that I first learned about the renaissance of vinho de talha. I have already shared the story ... Read more »

Coffee Gator’s Pour Over Coffee Brewer & Canister

Coffee Gator pour over and canister

Guest post by Pete Favelle. This post contains affiliate links. Coffee Gator produce a range of beautiful looking coffee accessories, with glass and brushed chrome blended with smart design features. The brand launched in 2015, created by coffee enthusiast Phil Williams. Even their coffee canisters are stylish bits of kit, with some considerable improvements over my ... Read more »

A Taste of Alentejo | The Gastronomic Soul of Portugal

‘Ask any Portuguese and they’ll agree – Alentejo is the gastronomic soul of Portugal!‘ So said our guide Ruben as we set off on our taster tour of the region. But since he’s also the Communication Manager for the region’s tourism promotion agency, I took his words with a pinch of salt, categorising them as ... Read more »

Snapshots of Japan | American Craft Beer at Yokohama’s Antenna America

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The advantage of meeting up with friends in Japan is that they can guide us to the best places for food and drink, none more so than food and drink journalist Robb Satterwhite, also the founder of Animal Cafes, Bento.com (restaurant guide), Craft Beer Bars Japan, and Where in Tokyo. Although we’re usually keen to seek ... Read more »

Hyper Japan 2017 | The Sake Experience

HyperJapan is a hotly anticipated diary event for lovers of Japanese pop culture across the UK.    The show features the latest in gaming and anime (including some of the latest technology such as VR and handroid) and in cosplay and fashion (including kawaii, character clothing and all manner of clothing and accessories). Additional stalls ... Read more »