Over the last almost decade, Chez Manny’s cosy restaurant nestled away in the cobbled backstreets of Battersea has been the constant setting for the regular and often boisterous birthdays dinners, anniversaries and just about any other event my group of friends and I could think to celebrate. Returning to London after living abroad for a few years, it is nice to see how Manny’s establishment over time has grown into it’s own skin, both in terms cooking techniques, presentation and décor.
One simple taste or smell can transport us to a place far away in miles or memory. Lamees Ibrahim does just that for Iraqis who are unable to live in their country of birth. And for many more of us who love to sample new and different flavours.
The Iraqi Cookbook is a gem from start to finish. That it is the only book of recipes published in Europe, in English, on Iraqi cooking makes it even more special. Click here to read my review published in Sublime Magazine.Read More
It takes a rare kind of creative team to set up a project that gives inner-city young people a new and transformative passion, one that points to the prospect of future employment.
Sometimes a series of events comes together at just the right time, allowing something special to emerge. This is exactly how the work of London NGO Global Generation got off the ground and into skips.Read More