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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

The COOLEST | The 21st Century Cooler

posted by on 21/07/2014

So in a nutshell, The Coolest Cooler is a portable kitchen upgraded with all the  21st century trimmings we’ve come to deem mandatory. Packing a battery-powered blender; waterproof Bluetooth speakers; USB charging sockets; pod-like storage for plates and a cutlery, a built-in bottle opener and even LED lighting- it’s the ultimate kit for a day out with the family/friends. While this awesome piece of inventory blows my mind, it’s actually quite fascinating the backing it has received this time around. Inventor, Ryan Grepper set his target at a humble $50,000 and so far the project has raised over $6 million and counting! Well on course to become the most successful crowd-funded project thus far. Great idea but also good timing I’d say… I guess the sun has gotten everyone gassed hence they be throwing their money all over this Kickstarter gig! Might have to sell this idea back home with an added hot plate and Jollof Rice dispenser =  winning. So to sum up, the The Coolest is bloody cool… sorry, not sorry. Check it out

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How to Juice with John Joseph

posted by on 17/04/2014

“Meat is for pussies, and diets are for jerk-offs”. Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph delivers a cracking, slightly sweary how-to on juices and smoothies for Vice’s new food channel, Munchies. The rocker, who is the author of book ‘Meat is for Pussies’ (that I need in my life immediately) continues to help veganism and vegetarianism shake off silly stereotypes. His straight-up narrative gives us the benefits of juicing – raw. This ain’t no Sally-Smoothie-Queen look at juicing, this is juicing for the hardnuts – or simply, for us who like things without the fluff.

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Launching People | Samsung

posted by on 13/02/2014

With all this content online waiting to be consumed at every click, what can you do to “break the mould?”. Well don’t look at me, Samsung are the ones asking, I’m just the humble messenger! ‘Launching People’ (their new campaign) is all about finding new talent and sharing their bright ideas through their own project with the aid of four of Britain’s most celebrated talents: Idris Elba, Paloma Faith, Rankin and Gizzi Erskine. So if you’re a film maker, foodie, photographer or musician looking to make a dent in your respective industry/field, you should probably click on ‘read full article’ for more info on how to get involved.

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Salaam Namaste | Restaurant Review

posted by on 02/01/2014

A new year requires new places to experience, a few weeks ago Daniel and I picked up our knife and fork once again in order to taste the offerings of Salaam Namaste in London’s Bloomsbury. A short walk from Russell Square station, a visit allows you to avoid the hectic crowds present in London’s most populated areas while still staying close enough to the action of central London. With the restaurant winning ’Best South Asian Restaurant’ at the Asian Curry Awards and Head Chef Sabbir Karim also holding awards, our expectations were high. Check out our full review and find out what we thought.

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CAU Blackheath | Review

posted by on 25/11/2013

When you have traveled two hours and you are now walking through Blackheath on a cold and wet winter evening, what do you desire most of all? Somewhere inviting and warm to take shelter? A warm smile you greet you at the door? A chest warming rum cocktail? Some warm and comforting food? You might notice a common theme here and upon stepping inside the newly opened CAU Restaurant in Blackheath, it is warmth that shakes your hand and pats you on the back before placing a Negrada Daiquiri in front of you and letting you explore their menu of treats. Comfortable? So were we, so check out what DJB and I got our knives and forks into on the other side.

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Yin Eats: JUST EAT

posted by on 15/11/2013

You know when you come home work and you can’t be bothered to cook? Well I don’t know that feeling. I’m one of those lucky people who’s family happen to live in London so I’ve decided to stay at home till I buy a house (hopefully next year). Folks like JUST EAT constantly save the lives (#firstworldproblems) of those who can’t cook or don’t have the time to cook. This particular night it was the lives of Yang, Tahirah and myself. I love JUST EAT‘s tone of voice in their emails, it’s always a little tongue-in-cheek with the heading ‘thank you for not cooking’.

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Dining @ Boisdale Bishopsgate

posted by on 22/07/2013

Lucy and I hit up one of Bishopsgate’s hidden gems for the full Boisdale experience! Boisdale offer traditional British cuisine with a twist. To avoid any confusion, Boisdale is pronounced “Boys-dayle“. Yes I did think it was French and therefore pronounced it “bwah-dayle”…. Read all about it after the break.

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Badoit Express

posted by on 05/07/2013

Lunch hour etiquette varies (across cultures and age groups etc) but chances are the majority of Londoners head down to their local Pret or Starbucks for the usual sandwich and coffee combo. Badoit, the sparkling mineral water brand, hosted the world’s first picnic restaurant in London with the intention of adding a fine dining, contemporary twist to the casual lunch break. Check out the gastro goodness after the cut…

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Grey Goose | Iconoclasts of Taste – Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart

posted by on 23/06/2013

We’d like to introduce to you another segment of Grey Goose’s Iconoclasts of Taste project featuring Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart who believes that the use of science has the potential to redefine the way we combine flavours in food and drink. Her aim to use her scientific research to explore previously untried combinations and exciting new taste experiences. Hop on after the cut to watch her vision.

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SUDA – Mango Month

posted by on 09/06/2013

June marks the month of the Mamung; the time of year where folks in Thailand are rejoicing at the abundance of golden (and green) mangos. Not wanting to miss out on the action, Thai restaurant SUDA has launched a unique menu for the duration of June to celebrate the humble fruit. A mango masterclass after the cut…

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