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Zoe Adjonyoh leads Ghanaian food revolution

Zoe Adjonyoh leads Ghanaian food revolution

It all started five years ago with a baby belling stove and a large pot of West African Peanut Butter Stew sold out of her studio flat at Hackney Wick Arts Festival. Now young British foodie and former Goldsmith’s student Zoe Adjonyoh is at the forefront of a new wave…

Local man beats Parkinson’s and cancer to RideLondon

Local man beats Parkinson’s and cancer to RideLondon

For 62-year-old Garth Taylor, cancer survivor and Parkinson’s Disease victim, it was the memory of his late father’s own suffering as a First World War veteran that gave him the emotional and physical ability to ride 100 miles for charity. Earlier this month, Taylor joined more than 25,000 cyclists in…

Meet the Trader: Beagle has landed…under the arches

Meet the Trader: Beagle has landed…under the arches

In three formerly derelict railway arches tucked beneath Hoxton overground station sits a restaurant called Beagle. The creation of the Clancy brothers, Danny, 34, and Kieran, 30, who live in Clapton, Beagle opened its doors in April 2013 to wide acclaim. Beagle takes its name from the eponymous steam trains…

Crystal Palace’s Japanese super chef, Yuki Gomi

Crystal Palace’s Japanese super chef, Yuki Gomi

Yuki Gomi is the doyenne of Japanese cuisine and she’s on a mission to promote the simplicity of the culinary art form using easily accessible supermarket ingredients. Yuki is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher who has appeared on Jamie Oliver’s Friday Night Feast as well as featuring in…

Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

James Moran is no stranger to a movie premiere. The Crystal Palace-based writer is a well-known name among fans of horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. He penned the comedy horror films Severance and Cockneys vs Zombies and the thriller Tower Block, while his television resume includes Doctor Who,…

New York’s shorty cocktails trend comes to Spitalfields

New York’s shorty cocktails trend comes to Spitalfields

When Eastlondonlines heard that the second floor of the Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields has been revamped and is now serving New-York style shorty cocktails we hurried along to place our orders. The owners of the 18th century pub in Commercial Street have transformed the restaurant into a lounge bar and the new…

Meet the Trader: Syd’s coffee stall celebrates 96 years

Meet the Trader: Syd’s coffee stall celebrates 96 years

Customers who stop off for refreshment at Syd’s coffee stall in Shoreditch are sampling a slice of genuine East End history. First opened back in 1919, the small, mahogany-panelled shack claims to be the oldest food stall in London. These days it is run by Jane Tothill, granddaughter of Sydney Edward Tothill,…

Dine till dawn with new food delivery service in London

Dine till dawn with new food delivery service in London

Peckish London night owls can now look forward to dining on something other than a dodgy kebab with the launch of a food service that will deliver right through till 5am. Feast, which started business this week, aims to deliver hot food within the City financial district as well as to areas…

Meet the Trader: Vintage heaven at the shop in a pub

Meet the Trader: Vintage heaven at the shop in a pub

Regulars at The White Hart pub in Crystal Palace are used to rubbing shoulders with shoppers in search of vintage clothing. Vintagehart, a small but perfectly formed second-hand emporium, has been nestled within one of the area’s best-loved hostelries for the past eight years. Founded by friends Annette Prosser and…

Pop-up superstar: Little Nan’s Cocktail Den review

Pop-up superstar: Little Nan’s Cocktail Den review

Little Nan’s Cocktail Den is an unexpected gem in East London. Located in a Shoreditch basement, this pop-up mixologist is hidden from the humming of Curtain Road, nestled under a soon-to-be smokehouse. But if you fail to notice the oversized garden gnome or the old television turned into a sign,…

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