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Food and Travel Journalist, ES Lifestyle — London Evening Standard
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Freelance food & travel journo. Writes for @eslifeandstyle /ES Mag/Foodism/Escapism/Square Meal/BBR. Former Eve Stand food ed.

Made in London: House of Sverre's luxury smoked salmon — Gunnar Lieungh is the founder of House of Sverre, a luxury smoked salmon business that he started from a shed near Finsbury Park in October 2013 before upgrading to a bigger smokery.

On the table: Medlar — Food writer Victoria Stewart continues her exploration of London's culinary scene with an impeccable lunch at the elegant Medlar, a pristine spot on the King's Road that punches above its Chelsea peers. What do two suited young men, a fabulous pensioner in a multi-coloured spotty dress coat and London's wine crowd all have in common?

Posh toast: Victoria Stewart whips up a toast buffet with the contents of her fridge — Even in its most simple form, toast can be relied upon to fill up, comfort, and excite us. Think of those hurried mornings enhanced with a simple piece of toasted bread covered in jam, honey or peanut butter, or those moments when the shops are closed but there were still a few slices of bread in the freezer, forming the basis of a quick Sunday night supper.

Late-night supper clubs: where London's top chefs go to party — At 1am on a Thursday at Mark's Bar at Hix on Brewer Street, the subterranean drawing-room space usually reserved for coffee tables and button-back armchairs has been cleared to make way for a dancefloor. DJ Sarah HB is pumping out a flood of funk, soul and disco.

Meet Olia Hercules, the ex-Ottolenghi chef putting Ukrainian food on the map in London — "There is this perception that the food is really heavy and stodgy. I was like, 'noooo!'" she says, explaining that people who visited the country a "very long time ago" might still think that.

Chiltern Firehouse chef Nuno Mendes: 'It seems like there are people who had an agenda to come in and knock us' — Never in London's history has one dining room generated so many column inches in so little time. Since it opened 16 months ago, Chiltern Firehouse has hosted virtually every A-lister there is - from Eddie Redmayne to Kate Moss to Bill Clinton and the Camerons.

How to be a patty animal: Yianni Papoutsis on the art of burgers — Last Friday London's burger ruler, Yianni Papoutsis, released behind-the-scenes footage of a day in the life of his flagship kitchen, MEATliquor. This was part of a new initiative started by Twitter called #FoodFriday, where 300 restaurants and chefs across Europe shared news, recipes and previously unseen footage on the site's new livestreaming app, Periscope - 28,000 tweets were sent out, so a second date will be announced soon.

How to taste and buy British cheese in London — We are so lucky to have so much good cheese available to us in London, with products from France, Italy, Spain and Greece, so it's easy to plump for the ones with the big names that we know already. But according to the British Cheese Board, there are over 700 varieties of cheese produced in the UK.

Zeren Wilson's guide to buying wine from a supermarket — In an ideal world we would all be able to support independent food and wine shops, but the reality is that some of them aren't open when we need them, are too expensive to shop in regularly, or might be too far away from where we live.

Duck and Waffle's Dan Doherty: My Foodie London — Dan Doherty is the executive chef of the 24-hour restaurant Duck and Waffle, situated at the top of the Heron Tower in the City, where 1000 covers are served every day. As well as being the author of the cookbook Duck & Waffle: Recipes and Stories, he leads the Chefs of Tomorrow programme through which he has already mentored 16 up-and-coming kitchen heroes.
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Jul 03, 2015

Spent a few hrs getting a tour of Finsbury Park's salmon smokery @HouseofSverre & talking to Gunnar for #MadeInLondon

Jul 03, 2015

Macaroons don't suit this hot weather - but the flavour of this lemon curd one was superb at…

Jul 03, 2015

RT @GuildFoodWriter: Big congratulations to 16y/o Thomas Moore on winning our Write It competition with this brilliant piece…

Jul 02, 2015

@HRWright so I'm def not going to be able to access this since my Twitter thinks that every picture of food I post needs parental control

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