It was 2005 when I first came across the Antipodean delight that is a flat white coffee in a Soho cafe that bore the same name. Since then Londoners have consumed more than their fair share of this silky tasting drink and marvelled at the beautiful latte art that comes with it. Well, get ready for your Instagram feed to take on a slightly green hue as many of London’s artisan coffee houses are putting their baristas to the test and serving up the super-cool and über-healthy matcha latte. In this week’s feature post we bring you some of our secret hotspots where you can enjoy a perfect matcha latte in London town…READ MORE
Brunch with a punch
If you haven’t yet been to Granger & Co, you haven’t experienced the hottest brunch in town. Granger & Co was started by Australian chef and food writer Bill Granger, who has a relaxed, Australian-inspired approach to food, and a menu led by fresh, local ingredients. Although Bill’s ricotta hotcakes might be largely responsible for the queues out the door, his brunch offerings are riddled with healthy delights such as fresh pressed juices, raw smoothies, dairy-free coconut yoghurt and brown rice & white miso porridge. Lunch and dinner is also available at Granger & Co, with more delicious dishes such as spelt linguine and grass-fed beef burgers. You can sample the delights of Granger & Co at two London locations – Notting Hill and Clerkenwell
Good Food Eat Well Show
A brand new show hits Olympia on the weekend of 27 Feb – 1 March, and it has our name all over it. The BBC Good Food and Eat Well Show will be hosting a fantastic lineup of chefs, nutritionists and food experts, and addresses the often confusing question about how to balance a healthy lifestyle with a love of good food. There will be plenty of delicious samples on offer, recipes to take home, and forums and clinics to take part in, as well as book signings and cooking demonstrations. If you need more inspiration, have a read of the 25 Reason to Attend, and if we’ve already convinced you, book your tickets online here
A Fairtrade screening
Yesterday was the first day of a fourteen-day campaign launched by Fairtrade to raise awareness and support for their cause. To coincide with this launch, Fairtrade have released an evocative and thought provoking free 13-minute film, which offers a glimpse into the lives of two of the farmers and workers at the heart of Fairtrade. Join Edson and Tsala to understand the difference Fairtrade makes to their lives and those of their families and communities, as well as the challenges they face, in a poignant portrayal of everyday life behind the tea we drink. This captivating, moving and sometimes stark film touches on the universal themes that affect us all – from providing for our children to planning for an uncertain future. We encourage you to have a screening in your home and show your family and friends just how important it is to support Fairtrade products where you can. Click here to watch the full-length film now!