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Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. (more…)

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Lamb tongues at St John Bread & Wine.

London’s dining and drinking culture just gets better and better. Whether you are in the market for artisanal breads, masterfully prepared offal or sensational wine, this cultural capital is sure to satisfy if you know where to go. Wading through all the hype and new openings and restaurant PR nonsense is a hassle, so (more…)

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On March 17-18, The Real Wine Fair was held in Tobacco Dock in Lodon’s Wapping district. As the name would imply, there were amazing natural wine makers from all over the world (with an especially large presence from Georgia), but visitors to the fair were also treated to a fantastic array of food, beer and (more…)


Kitty Travers (left) with sister Cicely at La Grotta Ices.

Concord grape and prosecco sorbet. It’s a flavor combo that would be right at home in autumnal Italy. But Londoners can enjoy this tangy-tart-effervescent treat, too. Kitty Travers is serving this and other seasonal flavors at her new shop, La Grotta Ices Ice Cream Hole in the Wall, which opened (more…)


Chef Mikael Jonsson and the team plating dishes.

If there are meals worth a flight, then, by extension, there must also be meals worth missing one. For me, Hedone in West London falls into both categories. I returned to this shockingly underappreciated Chiswick restaurant last month after a nearly nine month absence (and on the eve of its (more…)