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Konditor & Cook – London, UK

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Mince Pies

Konditor & Cook

Borough Market
(44) 0844 854 93 63
10 Stoney Street
London SE1 9AD UK

www.konditorandcook.com

Other Locations: Chancery Lane, Waterloo, Soho, The Gherkin and South Bank.

OPEN HOURS:
7:30am –  6:00pm  Monday to Friday
8:30am –  5:00pm  Saturday

The borough Market location (visited repeatedly) is just next to Monmouth coffee, the pairing couldn’t be more perfect.  Once you know what delicacies reside inside, it is almost impossible to pass by without picking something up.  ‘Konditor’ means pastry chef in German and pastry chef and creator Gerhard Jenne is German trained.  This creates a wonderful combination of technique with british staples, evidenced, in what I feel confident to say, is the world’s foremost mince pie.

Careful attention to ingredients – organic free-range eggs & natural butter – shows in the final product; a series of cookies, cakes, tartes, brownies and the lightest cheese-cake possible.  There is also a selection of wheat free, dairy free and low sugar pastries, as well as personalized funky cakes.  If you are in town for the holiday season, be sure to pick up as many as the aforementioned mince pies as possible.  We purchased one of the Christmas Pudding’s and brought it to friends in Nepal for our visit;  Tears of joy followed.

There are savories as well, with daily lunch specials,  sandwiches, salads, lasagna, and focaccias.

If you have to have more, check out Chef Gerhard Jenne’s book~ Wacky Cakes & Kooky Cookies.

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Monmouth Coffee – London, UK

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Monmouth Coffee

(44) 0207-232-3010
27 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9EU

2 Park Street
The Borough Market
London SE1 9AB
www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 am – 6:30pm Monday – Saturday –  Covent Garden
7:30 am – 6:00pm Monday – Saturday –  Borough Market

Monmouth Coffee.  Speak those two words to any coffee-lover who knows London and a soft smile will appear on their lips; a knowing glow in their eyes.   Like most things these days, the earlier memories are the most pungent.  For me us it was the cool afternoons ambling through Covent Garden, when suddenly your entire world would be filled with the singular aroma of roasting coffee; and then you would be dragged along by the nose till you found the source and stepped inside Monmouth Coffee!

The 27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden location first opened in 1978, where they used to roast the coffee in the basement (and thus leading to the corresponding scents drifting down the block).  On the the mezzanine there are a few cramped wooden booths where you would crowd in with your caffeine craving brethren. Each of you tasting a roast from exotic locations: Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia, brews from the Colombian zona cafetera or organic beans from the Hawaiian islands – you can travel the world within your mug while snacking croissants and chocolates.

In 2007 the roasting plant was moved to larger facility in Bermondsey, and is now used to support both the Covent Garden spot and the larger location, opened in 2001, next to Borough Market.  There there is a large communal table, where for a quite reasonable fee, you can  comparte in baguettes with natural butters,  jams and marrmate.  It gets quite crowded on market days, but there are two counters: one for bagged beans and the other for service.  A trick to getting a quicker cup is to buy a bag of beans – and they will serve you some to go at the same time 🙂

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Unto This Last – London, UK

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Unto This Last

(44) (0) 207– 613 0882
230 Brick Lane
City of London E2 7EB
England, UK

www.untothislast.co.uk

OPEN HOURS:
10:00am – 6:00pm    Monday – Sunday

On a sunny Saturday morning, strolling down past Columbia Road, we stumbled across the clever workshop ‘Unto This Last’. The one design that really caught our eyes was the sheared sphere CD rack. Like most great designs it is simple, easy to assemble, transport and very attractive.

Unto This Last specializes in practical design products, mostly constructed of sustainably harvested Birch Plywood that is easily laminated in a large array of colours. The ethos here is “On-demand, High Street Micro-Manufacturing”. They have over 2,000 designs on file with a portion pre-constructed and on display.  But more then a showroom, the Brick Lane space is a workshop (including a CNC machine!), where they easily manufacture any of the designs to order.  Lowering overhead and inventory, they are able to offer high design and a good price.

The design house is aptly named after John Ruskin’s 1860 Book “Unto This Last”ir?t=ourtimisnow-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002RI9Q9O Unto This Last  -  London, UK London UK  UK London Gifts Furniture Design   , where the art critic exposes and denounces the the devastating social consequences of capitalism and the industrial revolution while advocating for the local craftsman: a manifesto that inspired the the arts and crafts movement.

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Ottolenghi – London, UK

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Ottolenghi Nottinghill
(44) 020 7727 1121
63 Ledbury Rd  London. W11 2AD, UK
Ottolenghi Islinton
(44) 020 7288 1454
287 Upper St. London N1 2TZ, UK
Ottolenghi Belgravia
(44) 020 7823 2707
13 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB, UK
Ottolenghi Kensington
(44) 020 7937 0003
1 Holland St.  London W8 4NA, UK

 

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 am – 9:00pm   Monday  – Friday
8:00 am – 8:00pm  Saturday
8:30 am – 6:00pm   Sunday

www.ottolenghi.co.uk

Israeli Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has reaped his countries wealth of powerful ingredients and food culture to create a haven for vegetable lovers.  After purchasing Mr. Ottolenghi’s first book “Ottolenghi: The Cookbookir?t=ourtimisnow-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0091922348 Ottolenghi  -  London, UK London UK  Vegetarian UK Salad Restaurant London   ” we became immersed in the brand new flavors he produced, and that we were now capable of learning at home.  Combining heretofore unthought of ingredients, it is not often that a cooking book can truly transform you thoughts on food, but the Ottolenghi Cookbook really changed culinary world-view.

After a year-long love affair, we found ourselves in London, and of course needed to experience first hand that which we had been making.  Many times this can be disappointing, as expectations can be built too high.

Ottolenghi was everything we had hoped it would be, and more.  With each dish being both delicious and beautiful.  Our experience at the Notting Hill location started from us peering in the window and just admiring all the delicacies laid out.  One could see the myriad of flavours in the swirling of colors.  Upon entering, the smell of freshness wafted over, pulling us in further.  We  sat at the communal table and ate a bit more then we should have, but ever morsel was love; and you can never have too much love.

Luckily there are 4 Ottolenghi restaurants dispearsed throughout London, so you should not have to long commutes once you realize you can go back again and again.

Yotam Ottolenghi also has a column in The Guardian  newspaper and his new book Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghiir?t=ourtimisnow-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1452101248 Ottolenghi  -  London, UK London UK  Vegetarian UK Salad Restaurant London    has recently been released to the delight of chefs and food-lovers everywhere!

 

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Roasted butternut squash with tahini yogurt, pine nuts, chili, red onion and coriander.
Roasted baby carrots and grilled courgette, orange reduction and pea shuts.
Basmati and wild rice with dried cranberries, lemon zest, mix nuts and herbs

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Just looking at these pictures is making me salivate 🙂

L. Cornilessen & Son – London, UK

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L. Cornilessen & Son

(44) (0) 207– 636 1045
105A Great Russell St
City of London WC1B 3RY
England, UK

www.cornelissen.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:30 am – 5:30 pm    Monday –  Saturday

 

Serving the artistically minded since being established in 1855, one can still find tradition at L. Cornilessen & Son.

Not far from the Tottenham Court Road, near The British Museum, this small shoppe holds an extensive array of artist tools and materials  displayed in original Victorian cabinetry.   The beauty of the shop and the clientele it attracts makes one feel a part of the art world.  There are few left like L. Cornilessen & Son; places that are true to their own essence.   Just browsing the quality of the tools and paints, and their display one can’t help but be inspired, whether you be artist or dreamer.

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