N. A MORSEL; A MOUTHFUL; THE BEGINNING OF A HEAVENLY MEAL
They're the chefs, bakers, and culinary magicians who most teased your taste buds.
Josephine Fairley Judges Bakery
When Josephine Fairley (founder of Green and Black's Organic Chocolate) opened a London outpost of her well-known bakery, fans were thrilled to get her award-winning organic bread, pastries and meringue pigs without making a trip to Hastings. Read more
Judges Bakery Opens at Selfridges
You know your French stick from your focaccia, your pumpernickel from your pita, your dough balls from your donuts.
So you’ll be pleased to know that Judges Bakery — the popular Hastings outpost — is now open inside Selfridges Food Hall. Owned and run by Green & Black’s founders Craig Sams and Josephine Fairley, the bakery has full organic status, with baker Emmanuel Hadjiandreou (Gordon Ramsay, The Savoy, Daylesford Organic) at its helm.
At the counter, find slow-risen (eighteen hours minimum) artisan breads alongside cakes, shortbread, macaroons and Judges’s famous pink meringue pigs, which are tinted with raspberry puree and beetroot juice instead of artificial colourings.
A load of posh nosh or exceptional daily bread?
We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Judges Bakery, at Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB (0800 12 34 000 or judgesbakery.com).
Alan Yau Cha Cha Moon
Alan Yau's name has been synonymous with dynamic dining concepts since the early '90s. He's still on a roll, this year with Cha Cha Moon, the cheap and cheerful Chinese noodle bar in Soho. Read more
The Fast Show
Cha Cha Moon Restaurant Opens
Some like it slow, but you? You like it fast. And easy.
Thankfully, you no longer have to feel guilty about eating fast food: Alan Yau, the man behind Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Sakenohana, has a new venture that’s all about speed.
Opening today is Cha Cha Moon, a walk-in Chinese noodle bar with open-plan kitchen and communal seating similar to Wagamama and Busabai Eathai (also part of Yau’s empire). On the menu: crispy duck lo mein, char sui ja jain udon soup or Peking-style noodle soup — all of which appear in a flash.
Yau plans to open a second outlet in Whiteleys shopping center later this year. But because you’re an impatient so-and-so, you’ll want to check out the flagship first.
So do it.
Cha Cha Moon, 15-21 Ganton Street, W1F 9BN (020 7297 9800).
Claire Lettice Muddy Cook Muesli
Thanks to raisin-hater Claire Lettice, we no longer spend the morning picking dried fruit, nuts or seeds out of our breakfast bowls. Her online muesli mixery, Muddy Cook, allows us to create (and name) our own mixes. Read more
Mix It Up
Muddy Cook Online Muesli Mixery
Dogs and cats, Heather and Paul, airport security and a sense of humour.
Some things just don’t mix.
Avoid bad combinations at Muddy Cook, the online muesli mixery where you can customize your breakfast to include only the best bits (meaning no more early mornings spent picking out raisins).
Visit The Kitchen for recipes or get creative in The Mixery. Start with a base — options include everything from Just Oats to Five Grain and Chocolate Bliss — then add the extras. Whether you want sun-dried bananas, wheat germ, hemp seeds, puffed spelt or Gummi bears, you’ll find your perfect combination among 85 ingredients.
And for the finishing touch, personalize your creation with a quirky name that’ll be printed on the pack.
So that it doesn’t get mixed up, of course.
Available online at muddycook.co.uk.