Food & Drink

Beautiful Barbera

If I had to name a grape variety that represent the versatility and the eclecticism that is often associated with the Italian character I would definitely put B...

Corks or screw tops?

What's the difference between corks and screw caps? In Vinarius we are often asked about the difference between corks and other wine bottle stoppers. Here are ...

Courgetti salad

Courgetti salad with organic salmon and avocado This Asian style salad is the perfect summer lunch or dinner. Using courgettes instead of noodles adds lightnes...

Veggie Broth Pho

Delicious Veggie Pho from Diana Warrings his lovely veggie pho is bursting with flavours and is rather quick to prepare compared with a regular pho. I chose mu...

The 80/20 Rule

Diana Warrings shares an easy way to change your eating habits for the better - and for good - with The 80/20 Rule Eating healthy is counted as one of the top ...

Christmas at Vinarius

Vinarius celebrates Christmas Christmas is about traditions and we cherish our annual tradition of hosting a Charity Wine Tasting and recommending, on LoveEast...

Mexican Black Bean Soup

A winter warming Mexican Black Bean Soup with lime salsa and coriander yoghurt from Diana Warrings During the pre-Christmas season most of us are busy, runni...

Modern Mediterranean Morito

Nicole Breeden test drives Modern Mediterranean restaurant Morito in Hackney As much as I love the food that comes with the festive season, I thought I’d break...

All about Tempranillo

Tempranillo, the heart and soul of Spanish wines Although Britain seems to have an enduring love with Rioja, as almost half of the Spanish wines imported here ...

Sweet potato Summer Bake

Diana Warrings shares her Sweet Potato Summer Bake recipe with Feta, Pomegranate and Fresh Herbs During the summer we all prefer to spend more time outside tha...

Eleven98

Hackney native and professional chef Aidan Brooks launches Eleven98 - pop-up dining with a difference I recently had the pleasure of attending the press launch...
The Erstwhile Parrot Coffeehouse

The Erstwhile Parrot

Kaz discovers new kid on E13's Green Street block, The Erstwhile Parrot  Those familiar with Upton Park's famous (and, it has to be said, infamous) Green Stree...

A Vintner’s Story

Wine expert Eugenio Ciccarelli shares a Vintner's story... First of all I would like to congratulate Karen for the relaunch of LoveEast. I think it is a pretty...
The Erstwhile Parrot Coffeehouse

Vegan dining at The Brook

Susan Birtwistle goes vegan at The Brook I’m a pretty committed carnivore. Many big eaters and cooks are. I often think that most vegetarian dishes, however de...

Wanstead Tap and Mora

Susan Birtwistle visits two neighbourhood hotspots Nothing says Britishness like fish and chips. It takes me back years to the time when it came in newspaper w...
east london wine guide christmas

Mistletoe and wine

Eugenio Ciccarelli has suggestions for whatever you're cooking this year Enlighten your spirit for Christmas with a selection of authentic wines carefully chos...
East London's best fish and chip restaurant, Sutton & Sons

Sutton and Sons

Julie Daniels finds the very best of British at Sutton & Sons Nothing says Britishness like fish and chips. It takes me back years to the time when it came...
pinot noir grapes

The Sideways effect

Eugenio Ciccarelli reveals how a good speech affected the whole wine industry The media can have a great influence on how we see and perceive the outside world...
Red Rooster Shoreditch

Red Rooster

Susan Birtwistle finds some hedonistic soul in a dark Shoreditch basement I’d already written a piece this month on a small neighbourhood café. I was bigging u...
Gianni Doglia

Rappers’ Delight

Eugenio Ciccarelli explains the characteristics that made Moscato a hip hop hit If you think that Moscato d'Asti is only a light, sweet wine good for neophytes...
Mount Etna erupting

Taste eruption

Eugenio Ciccarelli explains why volcanic wines are worth exploring Volcanoes can destroy and create landscape, terrify neighbours, and sometime even modify our...
Martello Hall pizza

Martello Hall

Nobody likes to see a gold pub close but Susan Birtwistle thinks this pizzeria is a good replacement "Shame on you,"’ Harry told our polite and delightful wait...
Lake Garda

Lake superior

Eugenio Ciccarelli takes us on a trip to Lake Garda to taste Lugana Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda) is not only the biggest lake in Italy but also a beauti...
Jim's Cafe

Jim’s Café

Susan Birtwistle finds café perfection for breakfast lunch and dinner I can’t talk about Jim’s without first mentioning the Castle Cinema. It’s independent and...
Pork Belley at the Laughing Heart

The Laughing Heart

With a tiny food menu but a 16-page wine list, fun is clearly at the centre of Susan Birtwistle's new fave night spot The Laughing Heart is a late night wine b...
Bistrotechque

Bistrotheque

Susan Birtwistle samples brunch at a fun palace for the fashionable. I’ve been trying to get to Bistrotheque for their brunch for months, a full 14 of them. ...

What’s in a name?

Eugenio Ciccerellion how to spot a good Prosecco. Prosecco is without a doubt the most famous Italian sparkling wine.   While Champagne refers to a region in ...
Food Review

Bombetta

Susan Birtwistle couldn't resist the siren's call to a meat-lovers paradise in Snaresbrook I’d never been to Snaresbrook before. To me, it was all Snaresbrook ...
Food

Walnut and coffee brownies

Nutritional therapist Diana Warrings gives her recipe for love on Valentine's Day Not only do these delicious brownies taste good, the coffee and dark chocolat...