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Falstaff Restaurant of the Month 2022

Each month, Falstaff highlights a restaurant somewhere on this globe, reviewed by one of our professional eaters. Here is what not to miss...

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Interview: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall talks about sugar, healthy food and plant-based meat

The River Cottage chef and food writer explains to Falstaff why sugar preys on our evolutionary disposition.

London’s best vegan restaurants

From fake chicken to gyozas and Michelin star meals, London’s plant-based dining scene is going from strength to strength thanks to these impressive restaurants.

Pintxos Fridays and a unique Spanish lunch come to London next month

Acclaimed chef José Pizarro launches Friday freebies and a 9-course dining event to coincide with new exhibition in London.

Dispute over new M&M colour

TV presenter freaks out because of M&M’s advertising – and the manufacturer gives in.

Cooking with the seasons: Seville oranges

A burst of citrus sunshine, Seville’s bitter oranges are surprisingly versatile and celebrated around the globe.

Record-breaking pizza created in LA

Pizza Hut mark return of The Big New Yorker by building world’s biggest pizza.

Crocadon opens in Cornwall next month

Chef Dan Cox will launch his organic farm restaurant early in February.

Afternoon Tea for Harry Potter fans

Visitors at Harry Potter World can now enjoy their Afternoon Tea in a magical setting in London.

Guide to celebrating Chinese New Year in London

Chinese New Year falls on January 23 this year and London has a whole host of activities planned to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.

Coffee can help in fight against depression

New study looked at links between caffeine consumption and depression.

Gaucho to open three new restaurants in 2023

Argentinean steakhouse will have a site at Covent Garden, London, from June.

The fermented food trend

Whether yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi or good old sauerkraut - fermented foods are currently experiencing a revival.

Big Mamma to open at new venue in West London

Italian restaurant collective launches Jacuzzi in Kensington on January 20.

Supermarket giant announces link-up for fast delivery service

Sainsbury’s to use Just East to get groceries to your door in 30 minutes.

Michelin-starred chef raves about McDonald’s branch

Gareth Ward says Wales fast-food restaurant one his favourite places to eat.

Eat yourself slim: the foods that contain negative calories

Eat and lose weight? Falstaff reveals foods that burn more calories than they contain.

Coffee can double the risk of death in certain people

A study from Japan has concluded the hot drink can double the risk of cardiac death amongst a section of the population.

Noble Rot to open restaurant in Mayfair

Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew will launch a third London establishment in Shepherd Market this spring.

Interview: Douglas McMaster talks about his zero-waste concept

The founder and chef at Silo, the world´s first zero-waste restaurant, talks about dining experiences at the London venue and his future plans.


Sole Meunière

Luxurious cuisine for two. A simple but classy recipe for sole.

Florentine Classic: Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Fresh off the grill, this steak is crispy on the outside and pink on the inside.

Celeriac Soup with Tonka Bean

Celeriac is a versatile winter vegetable with a subtle taste. It makes a wonderful soup with a creamy texture. This recipe is refined with tonka bean, a South American spice with an alluring scent that complements the celeriac perfectly.

Chicken with Ginger & Preserved Lemons

A simple poultry dish, with delicious citrus flavours, that will make you want to fly off to the Mediterranean.

Strawberry Gin Cake

If you think strawberries and gin are a match made in heaven, you need to make this cake. Fitness food specialist Foodspring and no-alcohol spirit-maker Lyre's teamed up to create this Strawberry Gin Cake, which would make the perfect sweet ending to your Valentine's Day meal.

Warm Asparagus Salad with Pointed Morels & Veal Tongue

This dish is perfect to enjoy during the warm days of asparagus season.

Watermelon Granita

Refreshingly fruity – especially on hot summer days, a watermelon granita can improve your day.

Pasta: Lasagna with Beetroot, Spinach and Goat's Cheese

This creative pasta dish not only looks great in terms of colour, the taste is also great.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Cookery teacher Julian Kutos shares his tips and tricks on how to make your own fresh pasta – and the secret to making a truly great Bolognese sauce.

Thai-style Mussels

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Mussels harmonise wonderfully with various flavours - coconut milk and coriander are just two of many.

Warm Steak Salad

This juicy steak salad takes centre stage at any garden party.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Stewed Plums

An airy, fluffy buttermilk pancake topped with spiced stewed plums. This recipe is from top Austrian chef Max Natmessnig.

Citrus Dressing

Finely grated zest and juice of a sharp citrus such as lemon, lime, bergamot or Meyer lemon adds a zing to this salad dressing.

Mussels with Potato & Tomato

Enjoy the fruits of the sea, livened up with the summer taste of tomatoes.

Piedmontese Classic: Beef with Barolo Wine

Brasato al Barolo is a hearty winter dish that hails from the Italian region of Piedmont.

Pasta: Penne alla Vodka

Julian Kutos presents a pasta dish from the province of Marche near San Marino.

Trout Fillets on a Bed of Leek & Potatoes

A delicious and light starter from Elfie Casty's book 'With a pinch of passion'.

Pink Summer Sundae with Caramel Wafers

Variations of the sundae can be made to suit your mood and look particularly good in these shimmering cups from Le Creuset.

Stuffed Dates with Gorgonzola and Crispy Parma Ham

One of many incredibly good recipes from the new cookbook 'Hot Cheese' by Polina Chesnakova: dates stuffed with Gorgonzola, wrapped in Parma ham and grilled until crisp.


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