Sambrook’s Brewery Bar and Shop Launch

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Sambrook’s Brewery in Battersea has swung open it’s doors to officially open it’s brand new onsite bar and shop – as well as the wonderful new Pale Ale. Duncan Sambrook and his team let a few special guests in (including some lucky Story PR-ers) to check out the new developments and hear about a incredible… Read more »

Unlocking the secrets of Sourdough

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Unlocking the Secrets of Sourdough Real bread, according our friends in the know over at Bread Ahead, should take at least three days to make. Three hours, therefore, was a worryingly short time in which to scratch the surface but nevertheless made for it a fascinating jaunt into the world of sourdough science. Instead of… Read more »

Reclaim Your Lunch Break

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As many of you have probably seen, Stylist has launched a new campaign to ‘Reclaim Your Lunch Break’ and we want to get on board. Like most people across the city, more often than not we find ourselves eating a salad at our desks whilst simultaneously answering emails and checking the ‘sidebar of shame’ (talk about multi-tasking). So,… Read more »

Recipe: Banana, Blueberry & Pecan Sprouted Pancakes

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We’re slightly obsessed with Rude Health’s range of sprouted products (we’ve been making all sorts of baked goods with the flours and tucking into the porridge oats every morning). So we were very excited to get our hands on a new pancake recipe – and even more so when we learned that it was Anna… Read more »

Five food trends you need to be aware of

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1. Teff is the new quinoa. Have it for breakfast, lunch or supper, this grain is incredibly versatile and teff flour can even be used in a whole load of foods to replace your normal flour, from pastas and breads to pastries, cakes and puddings. 2. Avocado and poached eggs are so 2014. To be… Read more »

Five things… we want from the Lakeland Christmas catalogue

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It’s a thing of beauty all year round, but at Christmas Lakeland really comes up trumps with the catalogue to end all catalogues. While you’re still in the phase where Christmas shopping seems alluring and exciting, here  we present five of our festive favourites. 1. A set of hemisphere cake pans, from £3.29. You really,… Read more »

5 Things

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We’re heading to the Aldeburgh Food Festival on Saturday to sample some locally produced food and drink and see talks from chefs including Valentine Warner, Lucas Hollweg and Jane Baxter. On Thursday the Michelin Stars 2015 list was released, with fourteen UK restaurants gaining one of the much-coveted stars including Bubble Dogs and Gymkhana. Last week… Read more »

5 Things

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This week we’re off to sample the delights of some food festivals, gearing up for Autumn with some hearty porridge recipes, and just generally recovering after the concert of our lives in Paris… Our top five things this week are: Abergavenny Food Festival; a weekend of pop-up restaurants and live events from food and drink specialists… Read more »

Asian Slaw Recipe

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According to weather reports, the good weather is making a September back as of this weekend. So in the spirit of summer, look no further for alfresco dining inspiration for this evening. This is an Asian slaw recipe inspired by Bill Granger’s ‘Bill’s Everyday’ cookbook. It is a zesty, fresh recipe with ingredients with East… Read more »

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Snapping photos of Kimmy K alongside super fans and the papz outside Radio 1 studios. The arrival of a new Brixton haunt The Shrub and Shutter Matisse at The Tate   YHA St Paul’s second annual pop-up lost property charity shop this sunday Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Annual Reunion and Fun Day this Sunday

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This weekend is the most colourful time of year for west London, with Notting Hill Carnival taking place this Sunday and bank holiday Monday   #oneSecond is a modern art masterpiece by graphic designer, Philipp Adrian. Taking all of the tweets sent on the 9th November 2012 at exactly 14:47:36 GMT, #oneSecond takes a moment… Read more »

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Foodies Festival is coming to Battersea Park this weekend. Don’t forget your brolly. Fancy trying boozy ice cream? Check out Kerb’s Ice Cream Adventure  London Beer City  Personalise your brand new Benefit Hoola bronzer at the Carnaby Street store.     If you’re in Gainsborough this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for the Diamond in the Sky!

5 Things … we ate at Feast

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1. Marshmallows from the lovely Marshmallowists 2. Anna Mae’s Mac N Cheese (Don Macaroni) 3. For a break from feasting, we sipped on a Pontoon cocktail, handily served on lanyards 4.  Edible cocktails from Smith & Sinclair and The Duppy Share   5. Spicy, smoky chilli products from Gran Luchito  

An evening at Backdoor Kitchen

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A few of the Story team members are Brixton locals, so we are no strangers to the delights of Brixton Village. Last weekend, however, I headed to the Village for something slightly different at the Brixton Backdoor Kitchen. This Italian pop-up supper club has been enjoying a three-week summer residency at Cornercopia, sadly now finished… Read more »

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The Food People are a bunch of foodies who analyse trends and predict the future of food.   Over 30 different independent restaurants, bars and food vendors will be setting up camp in Carnaby Street for the first ever Carnaby Street Eats food festival this Sunday from 11am.   We will be popping down to… Read more »

Celebrating the tagine

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On a recent trip to Morocco, and after many delicious tagines, I decided to find out more about Morocco’s national dish by enrolling in a half day cooking course in Essaouira. Essaouira is a charming town situated on the Atlantic coast – about three hours drive away from Marrakech. It’s certainly a lot cooler and… Read more »

Fantastique Antiques

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This week, we visited the sprawling Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Race Course in Surrey. Taking place in the early hours (from 6:30 am!) twice a month, the market attracts traders from as far away as the US and Russia, as well as homeowners, collectors and prop buyers. We arrived early to snap up some… Read more »

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Metronomy or SBTRKT – how do you choose between the two at Field Day tomorrow? The Glasshouse at Carom, Wardour Street with SAD lamps, vitamin-injected cocktails and chilli infused canapes. A tropical paradise in the heart of London. Amazing acrobatic display from Gravity & Other Myths, performing their physical, gasp-inducing show, A Simple Space at Udderbelly on the Southbank until 6th July…. Read more »

TOAST talk with David Lebovitz

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This week a couple of the Story team headed down to Haggerston to the latest in the TOAST talk series, to watch an interview with David Lebovitz and to hear all about his experiences as a San Franciscan living and working as a pastry chef in Paris. On arrival at Trip Kitchen, usually home to… Read more »