by Gino De Blasio | 4 minute read Change, it happens. I wish John Lennon would have written something about change, rather than imagining, it would have made the start of this piece infinitely better. Sure, Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come” is fine, but that leaves the door open to expect it, only, … Continue reading Creme Eggs, you sellouts…
“How do you spot a hipster wine? It costs twice as much as it should and has got a bearded twat hanging on to it” As far as comment sections go, this is king. As far as topics go, this has got to be a new twist in wine relations; hipster wine. It was bad … Continue reading Hipster Wine, Wine’s Big Saviour…
Pubs, apparently, “keep male friendships strong.” It is of course unsurprising that a study needed to be conducted to this new social science based research. Women apparently, just pick up a phone or turn to Facebook and talk to one another. These aren’t my words of course, but those of Robin Dunbar, evolutionary biologist at … Continue reading How The Gastropub is Slowly Killing Men
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute read There are times when a new product comes to a market and you can’t contain your excitement. The thought that chocolate crumpets could be a real thing is of course one of those times. Then there are other times when you wish the geniuses, responsible for things … Continue reading What Happened To You, Pinot?
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read ASDA clearly knew what it was doing. It is not the first time that the debate surrounding ketchup and how it should be stored would cause uproar. A simple google search would point to a Boris Johnson Reddit thread from 2014, it’s hard to miss, it’s the … Continue reading How Ketchup broke the Fake News cycle… kind of…
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “The beauty of this test is, it’s simple if you know it, very difficult if you don’t.” When a two michelin starred chef points out this blindingly obvious logistical quagmire, it shouldn’t really shock, but this is different. This is a contest “where there is no prize … Continue reading How Confusing Is Carbonara, Really?
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read “I’m ready to die. I’m done with life. I’m done with this show. I hate this show.” Food Beast writer, Sean Fahmy has just had a horrible experience with tequila; who hasn’t! The “No You’re Not” shot contains more than your standard Mexican spirit. Salt, pico de … Continue reading Tequila, not the enemy we think it is!
by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read Travel guides are a funny thing. Depending on the writers and the publication you can be sure of some things; some have been asked to eat there, others, given very special service. The impartiality of review has always left you wondering, should I or shouldn’t I visit. … Continue reading We Don’t Need More Deconstructed Food
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read What does, the Clove Club in Shoreditch, the Soho tapas bar, Barrafina, Indian curry house, Gymkhana, the Star Inn in Yorkshire and now, the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Singapore have in common? Michelin Stars. Long gone are the days that a Michelin … Continue reading Why More Street Food Should Get Michelin Stars, If It Even Matters!
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute Read Cereal is the new thing, apparently. “According to Kellogg’s, one-third of cereal consumption happens outside breakfast hours. And cereal hasn’t just become a snack, it has become the ultimate hipster snack; representing a sort of prepackaged, nostalgia-laden ennui.” (The Guardian, 2016) This culinary revelation is now where … Continue reading When Food Nostalgia Can Be A Bad Thing