The Mac Factory – Mac and Cheese Heaven

Listen up mac and cheese fiends, I have a story to tell! Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to The Mac Factory’s Pop Up Launch Party at Debenham’s Oxford Street and it was a cheesy, carby, gourmet adventure into the world of making the best quality mac and cheese from scratch!

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London Restaurant Review – Sushi Samba

There’s a famous film called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, which stars Clint Eastwood. This will give you an idea on how this restaurant review is going to go, and no, it doesn’t mean I’m going to announce that I’m becoming the Mayor of Carmel (you better get that reference or I swear to God…), but I am going to be a bit blunt about Sushi Samba

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Lobster – Cooking a live one!

This blog post is dedicated to the memory of Larry the Fighting Lobster, and his partner in the pot, Loretta and it is a true tale of how it feels to kill and cook a live lobster in your own home.

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The Instagram Shadowban Explained

In this post I’m going to diverge from the world of food that I normally write about and have a bit of a go explaining the Instagram shadowban. Have you heard of it? It’s essentially a black mark against your account that causes your engagement (likes, comments, saves) to drop dramatically and for your followers to one-by-one start deserting you.

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London Restaurant Review – Avenue, St James’s

Bottomless brunch has become a massive trend in London this year. If I could pinpoint where the trend comes from, I would say we could thank our American cousins, (who are nuts for a bottomless brunch, check out brunchsf to see what I’m talking about) and also the mad, day-long bottomless brunch extravaganzas that take place in the Middle East, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi leading the pack. It’s crazy to think that countries that are so religiously adherent in some ways then make a name for themselves with the Bacchanalian delights that westerners travel to indulge in. Anyway, I digress. Let me tell you about Avenue restaurant.

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Gin Review – Larios Rosé Premium Gin

You know I’ve been banging on a lot about flavoured gins (especially on my fledgling YouTube channel, in case you haven’t checked it out, please do), but that’s because there are just SO MANY of them around right now. We all know that gin is going through a renaissance and it’s now acceptable to order one in Dalston. But what makes a good flavoured gin? Well, let me tell you a little something about Larios Rosé Premium Gin…

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Gin review – Sikkim Fraise gin

Are you searching for a lush, flavoured gin that makes for good summer drinking? Are you a fan of pink gins? Well, read on and let me tell you about Sikkim Fraise gin from Spain (and you can check out my YouTube review!)

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Guest post – Brunch in San Francisco

San Francisco, the city by the bay with its rolling fog, impossibly steep streets, cable cars and wharves. That’s what most people think of when they think of this city, but San Francisco also has a thriving brunch scene, believe it or not. We have a guest blogger in the ginandjuicing house to tell us all about the boozy brunches San Fransisco has to offer…

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Review – Top 3 summer drinking spots in Hackney Wick

Summer is approaching and the urge to drink outside in the sun is overwhelming. Luckily, Hackney Wick is brimming with excellent spots to sun yourself and drink some delicious, delicious alcohol. And because we’re all about the responsible consumption of alcohol (?), there’s also some great food to line your stomach with. Let’s get started…
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Event – The Glass of Bubbly International Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting Event and Summit 2017

Glass of Bubbly hosted their annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting Event and Summit at Le Méridien in Piccadilly, London and ginandjuicing (including Lucy) were lucky enough to be invited along! It was such an elegant event with a plethora of Champagne and sparkling wine producers from Italy, France, Croatia and the UK sharing their beautiful wines and information on the history of their vineyards.

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