A whistle stop tour of a few things that have caught my eye recently.
Quintessentially Epicure have a new event this weekend that seems to be an upmarket version of Taste of London. Held at the Hurlingham Club guests will be able to watch demonstrations from top chefs such as Hélène Darroze, Giorgio Locatelli & Brett Graham and sample their food. Tickets range from £500 for the entire weekend, to a still expensive, but more reasonable £100 for an evening. Given that you will get to sample a dish from each participating restaurant and the event is held inside in a fantastic location it starts to look a far better prospect and comparable in value to Taste.
I am very taken with these Whitby mugs and plates from Cubic, not that there is any room in my cupboard or prop boxes, but if a set of these appeared in the flat then I would have to squeeze them in somewhere. From £7.50 for a mug.
I have been contemplating indexing all my cookbooks onto one spreadsheet for sometime, but the sheer time it would take has put me off. Eat Your Books has started building an index, not only of books, but magazines and some blogs too. You can try the service free and index 5 books, or have unlimited titles for $25. It seems a pretty comprehensive service with over 85,000 books on the database, with great international coverage (most of my classics and recent British magazines are in there).