Food-inspired beauty treats for all | Checkout Summer 2014

We couldn’t help but notice an abundance of food-inspired beauty products on the market, here’s our favourite picks for all the family that are good enough to eat. Click on the blue links… Continue reading

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Down Mexico way | New Mix-and-Match Plates at Benito’s Hat, 12-14 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY

One of our biggest regrets during last year’s visit to LA was not making the short(ish) drive into Mexico. Instead we opted to give Sin City another chance, big mistake (apart from the… Continue reading

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Ken Hom, Grilled!

We are so thrilled to grill Ken Hom OBE, as well as being the international authority on Chinese and Asian food, this year he celebrates his 30th anniversary as TV’s most enduring and… Continue reading

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Talk dirty to me | Dirty Burger, 13 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA

Bit of a blogger fail, but we still have a few London burger places to tick off our list. Dirty Burger was one of them, although they had three branches one in Vauxhall,… Continue reading

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The Fountain restaurant at Fortnum & Mason | a We Love Food & Zomato competition

*THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED* We’ve teamed up with Zomato again to offer a lucky reader a £80 voucher for one of London’s most renowned establishments – The Fountain restaurant at Fortnum & Mason.… Continue reading

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Fabulous flavours from a shoebox: Kentish lamb neck fillet with a vegetable stew and minted croutons | cottages4you’s new ‘Shoebox recipe’ challenge

Cottages4you, The UK’s largest self-catering holiday specialist, has joined forces with some of the UK’s favourite gastro pubs and restaurants to create a collection of simple recipes to inspire holidaymakers enjoying a self-catering stay. They… Continue reading

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Yashin Ocean House makes miso happy | Yashin Ocean House, 117-119 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3RN

OK, I’ll be up front from the start, Japanese food is not really our forte. The hot variety – yes. Sushi and sashimi – no. We like ramen, love a Katsu curry, I enjoyed… Continue reading

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Blue is the colour, deep south cooking is the game | The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, 134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AR

We’ve been missing a big plate of BBQ meat and the joy that messy fingers and a full belly of smokey food brings, so when Saff’s GP mistook her for a vegetarian and… Continue reading

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Food-inspired fashion for all | Checkout Summer 2014

Thank you, fashion world for bringing this trend to us. I bet no fashionista ever predicted we’d be wearing fast food. We like a balanced diet so have included a touch of fruit… Continue reading

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Undoubtably the best views from a hotel, ever | Shangri-la hotel & TĪNG at The Shard | 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU

Staying the night in the Shangri-la at the Shard – the UK’s first elevated hotel was only ever going to be incredible. The Shard is one of our favourite buildings, despite my doubts… Continue reading

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Great pizza, perfect setting | Pizza Tipi, Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, Wales SA43 1EZ

It’s not very often that you get ten days of glorious weather in the UK. When you have gambled your only family holiday on the notoriously wet and windy west Wales coast, 27*C… Continue reading

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Our Home & Interior picks | Checkout Summer 2014

We don’t just love food, we have a huge passion for interior shopping too, the high street and web are awash with gorgeous products. Click to buy! 1) Here’s a fact for you,… Continue reading

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Patty Meltdown | Byron Burger Club Night #3

The Patty Meltdown may well have been the third Byron Burger Club night but more importantly it was a night of firsts for my 12-year-old son, Oliver. Not only was it his first… Continue reading

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Meantime comes to The O2 | Meantime’s BeerBox, The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX

Looks like the whole shipping container thing is taking off, first Pizza 1889 and now with a little help from Hooperberg, Meantime have created BeerBox – a pop-up bar at The O2 in… Continue reading

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TRIED AND TESTED | The Marks and Spencer España Tapas range

Tapas is not the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to ready meals. Spanish food is bursting with flavour, for us, it hits a spot that other regions of cooking… Continue reading

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WIN LIMITED EDITION COLMAN’S MUSTARD JARS | A WE LOVE FOOD COMPETITION

WIN ONE OF FIVE SETS OF LIMITED EDITION COLMAN’S MUSTARD JARS This year, celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of Britain’s best loved brands, Colman’s, with its three limited edition mustard jars. The… Continue reading

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Could we ever run out of chickens? | Clockjack Oven, 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ

‘What’s for dinner mum?’ I’d shout down the stairs at 1.47pm on a Sunday after an epic teenage sleepathon. ‘Only chicken’ she’d reply. ‘Now get out of bed you lazy git!’. And she… Continue reading

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The toast of India | The summer toastie menu at Cinnamon Soho, 5 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PF

Sometimes, but not often enough, we try something and think ‘why has this not been done before?’ like when we discovered the Potato Dog (a hotdog encased in fluffy potato) or most recently… Continue reading

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Kids’ School Holidays Survival Guide | Checkout Summer 2014

1) The school holidays should be about fun, although in reality it’s about whingeing, moaning and arguments. It doesn’t get more fun than this novelty condiment gun, simply fill one of the two… Continue reading

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Some of the best Italian food in London | Orso, 27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB

So what’s important to you when you visit a restaurant? A) Does it have to be all shiny and new with the enamel dishes fresh out of bubble wrap? B) Does it have… Continue reading

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