Month: October 2016

Review – Maverick, SW1W 0QP

‘Sometimes the drudgery of 9 to 5 makes me long for the simpler times of serfdom’, I commented to my colleague on the way to lunch at Maverick. His response? Gales of disbelieving laughter. But quite honestly, wouldn’t it be better? You wouldn’t have to commute, you knew who was boss, there was no need to be competitive and HMRC didn’t exist. There were no mid-year performance reviews. On the downside, there was also no pizza.

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Review – Clutch, E2 7QG

Hey G&J friends, fancy some finger lickin’ fried chicken? ‘Course you do, fried chicken is the biggest thing on the London food scene since the Great Gourmet Burger War started in 2011. As you’re aware, I’m a pretty big fan of Milkmade’s fried bird and also Absurd Bird and their fried chicken bao buns, but what of the stalwart of the scene, sat in a hipster’s paradise, Clutch?

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Recipe – Baked bean oven baked shakshuka

Don’t freak out, I know it’s not traditional to add baked beans to shakshuka. I know you’re disgusted with me, that I have dared to alter the most elevated of all exotic breakfast dishes and bring it smack-down to middle-class earth with the addition of tinned Heinz beans. Don’t hate me, Dear Reader, baked bean oven baked shakshuka tastes delish and is super speedy. Do you have the time and the hand-eye co-ordination to chop potatoes, peppers and courgettes first thing on a Saturday morning while desperately trying to chug down a smoothie to make up for Friday night’s excess? No? Nor do I, hence baked beans. Take my hand, it’s going to be ok. This is baked bean oven baked shakshuka.
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