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  • just food 39

    A big thank you to my new foodblogger friends

    We should stick together, I’m bringing us all in this post. This is also my way of saying a big thank you to everyone, also think of this as a little ice breaker too, I’m sure some of you have met each other, and some haven’t, either way, we are all here to to share our edibilties ūüėÄ I’ve noticed that foodbloggers ...

    On September 25, 2008 / By
  • My musings 52

    How to get 1000 new visitors per day to your foodblog.

    Every foodieblogger wants to share their deliciousness with as many foodies as possible, but it sometimes can be difficult driving traffic to your blog. We do our part to keep involved in the blogosphere, thank goodness for foodbuzz and all the wonderful new foodie friends I’ve made, leave comments on other foodie blogs we enjoy and try everything we can to deliver ...

    On September 23, 2008 / By
  • Cool Eats 10

    Review: Hummus Bros, giving chick peas a real chance

    So the story goes… While in college, two friends decided to pass on the usual fat & furious delights and¬†wanted do healthy. So they wandered¬†into a ‘specialist’ food shop, picked up hummus, olive oil and pitta bread. One of them said “I¬†could eat a meal like that everyday”. The other one stopped talking, an idea lit between the two heads and¬†Hummus Bros¬†was ...

    On September 22, 2008 / By
  • eating&reading 7

    eating&reading round-up 20/09/08

    Wow, what great weather! It’s late september but summer has finally arrived. I knew it, all those months of rain and cold have finally given way to sunshine. I understand what global warming is doing to the world now – its pushing the seasons back a few months. Its been a pretty hectic week so far, lots of updates and changes on ...

    On September 20, 2008 / By
  • Quickie Guide to Wine 10

    An introduction to my quickie guide to wine

    QGTW now reading¬†¬†¬† intro | one¬†¬†|¬†two¬†|¬†three | four | five | six | seven Wine. One of life’s simple pleasures. Like great food, wine doesn’t have to cost an arm or limb to taste great, it¬†just does. I think of wine as an artform in itself, a craft that¬†has been mastered by man, but so flexible that a multitude of styles can ...

    On September 19, 2008 / By
  • My musings 1

    Talking about the new look

    I removed the white padding around the page to give it a tighter look. Do you like it? Some of you, may have noticed the new logo, I’ve done away with the 960px by 240px banner and replaced it with a slim line 140px version. I’m going for the slicker look – hope its working out. I was mulling over this last ...

    On September 19, 2008 / By
  • My musings 3

    New stuff online

    It is friday and time to loosen those ties and go nuts. Woo. Some new upgrades going on here on londoneater, I’ve revamped the restaurant review page to add a nifty google maps feature. All thanks to Avi Alkalay for his excellent tutorial and plug-in to make it all magically work! Clicking on any of the markers will bring up the name/cuisine ...

    On September 19, 2008 / By
  • British 12

    Review: 32 Great Queen Street

    We have a shortage of good, great British restaurants. There has been so much press lately about how crap¬†British¬†food really is, but you know I wonder, is it really that bad? Everybody has heard about a certain Jamie ranting about how food in this country is the ‘new poverty’. Conversely, there has been positive¬†media on British food¬†with shows such as Great British ...

    On September 18, 2008 / By
  • My musings 1

    Where I’m at now and the future

    Thanks to everyone who’s been visiting this site, I know it’s still alot of WIP, but I’m slowly and steadily adding more content now. The aim is to try and post something every other day in a different category. So my plan looks alittle like this so far: Day 1¬†– Restaurant Review Day 3¬†– Review a bottle of wine¬†– Day 5 – ...

    On September 17, 2008 / By
  • Italian 5

    Review: Da Aldo, Soho

    I have to talk about the interior. Its got really retro, old wood that look like they’ve been up since the 70’s, and one of the things you’ll notice is the cramped space, appropriately cosy.   The red walls feature a lot of interesting items with throwback new age artwork, big vintage clocks, mandolins and the ceiling even has what appears to be a ...

    On September 16, 2008 / By
  • Sweets & Snacks 4

    Scoop! For all ice cream lovers

    The sun came out last weekend after grim forecasts that it was suppose to be a wash-out. Life, often strange and unpredictable, always seeks to surprise doesnt it? Hot weather can mean only one thing after spending hours pounding the streets of London, ice cream. ...

    On September 16, 2008 / By
  • Japanese 22

    Review: Sakura, Oxford Circus

    Sushi is sometimes misunderstood as the culinary delight of raw fish when it actually refers to vinegar-ed rice and roughly translates to meaning sour. Definitions aside, sushi is one of my favourite types of food, its healthy (only 3% fat apparently), simple and tastes great. ...

    On September 14, 2008 / By
  • just food 6

    Welsh monkfish tales

    I have a confession to make. I’m not actuallly in london at the moment. I’m sightseeing in¬†Wales.¬†Stopping at the township of Pembroke, featuring old castles, swans,¬†30mph winds and heavy rain. Did i mention the winds? fishy pictures¬† I was reading about photo essays¬†on the digital photography school blog and thought it would be quite interesting if it was applied to food. Think ...

    On September 10, 2008 / By
  • British 1

    Review: Geales posh fish and chips

    Fish and chips is a national symbol.¬†The reason I say so is because everybody has their own personal experience of it. If you ask someone where their favourite chippie is, you’ll get this long gaze (like he’s going down memory lane),¬†with a lowered voice,¬†they go¬†‘i know this place…’. You can tell from their facial expressions how much they enjoy it.¬† The story¬†usually ...

    On September 7, 2008 / By
  • just food 6

    Food stories make me smile

    What is your favourite meal? Doesnt have to be proper, just something that puts a smile on your face. Can you think of it? Let me give you a hand. Take a deep breath. ...

    On September 7, 2008 / By
  • Chinese 4

    Review: Royal China, dim sum fit for royalty?

    Royal china is a popular destination for those wanting to experience proper dim sum in London. Located just round the corner from queensway tube station, one could also manage a brisk walk through hyde park,weather permitting of course. a brief history of sunday breakfast, chinese style  For the uninitiated, dim sum is a specific chinese cuisine which is usually served in the mornings till lunchtime in ...

    On September 4, 2008 / By
  • My musings 0

    I’m taking down the scaffolding, foodblog startup entry #3

    Fear not, londoneater.com is alive and well, I’ve not abandoned my beloved project (yet). You’ll be glad to know I’ve been¬†hard at work putting together all the elements of this site. For the fortunate¬†few who have been visiting lately, you will have noticed several changes. The logo has been rehashed a few times, the widgets shuffled about, pages added, then deleted, and ...

    On September 2, 2008 / By
  • British 4

    Review: Breakfast at Balans West

    I‘ve lived in london for¬†six years and eaten¬†some¬†great stuff.¬†But when it came time to start writing my first review, I didn’t know where to begin. And so, I do what I usually do when I’m in full contemplation – I have breakfast at Balans. ...

    On August 23, 2008 / By