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Now open: Bruno Loubet's Grain Store in King's Cross

Posted on: June 16, 2013

Grain Store Kings Cross restaurant reviews

Chef Bruno Loubet just opened his second London venue, Grain Store, on Granary Square in King’s Cross.

At his successful Clerkenwell restaurant Bistrot Bruno Loubet, Chef Loubet delighted meat-lovers with trademark dishes such as snails & meatballs, guineafowl boudin blanc, or braised beef Indochine.

The new menu at Grain Store (as well as the restaurant’s name) reveals that Loubet has decided to give vegetables the starring role at his new venue. Loubet tells Bloomberg: “vegetables are often just a garnish and I want them to become the focus on the plate. I like my

The Shiori: review roundup and our snapshots

Posted on: May 31, 2013

The Shiori restaurant London

Formerly the tiny Sushi of Shiori bar in Euston, Japanese restaurant The Shiori moved to Bayswater late last year and serves Kaiseki multi-course tasting menus at dinner time.

We treated ourselves to a Kaiseki Kokoro menu recently – have a look at the picture gallery on our blog to get an idea of the little works of art created by chef Takashi Takagi.

Health science: the 7-minute workout

Posted on: May 22, 2013

7-minute workout

The benefits of regular exercise are well known but sometimes our busy lives (or a good meal) get in the way of a long run or workout. High Intensity Circuit Training (HITC) can provide a solution - aerobic and resistance training are combined in a high-intensity, limited-rest workout, delivering health benefits in much less time.

A new article in the May/June edition of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal provides a practical 7-minute workout based on scientific evidence. The 12 exercises utilise your own body weight and require no equipment (other

How can I start craving healthy food?

Posted on: March 20, 2013

How to like healthy food

According to an article on MSN, Victoria Beckham allegedly exists on 5 handfuls of food a day; and not just any food, only high protein foods such as smoked salmon, prawns and eggs. But such drastic measures are a) painful to stick to & b) could result in nutritional deficiencies if you’re not careful.

So instead of going on crash diets, why not turn the question around and ask – how can I start craving healthy foods? It makes sense that it’s not just about how much you eat but what you eat. Amy Fleming writes in the Guardian Blog about whether you can train yourself to like healthy

Japanese Cuisine – the 'iPod of Food'?

Posted on: March 10, 2013

Healthy Japanese Food

Author and ‘Iron Chef USA’ judge Naomi Moriyama and her husband William Doyle wrote a book that makes a bold claim: Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat.

In her article for WebMD, Moriyama also talks about “the Japanese diet being the  iPod of food” and how  ”it concentrates the magnificent energy of food into a compact and pleasurable size.” The main reasons for why eating the Japanese way keeps you healthy and slim include; lots of fish and vegetables, small portions eaten slowly and eating rice as your main carbohydrate (you could even

Eat well, lose weight and live longer?

Posted on: February 23, 2013

Healthy eating

This sounds fairly impossible but is it? The BBC documentary ‘Eat, Fast and Live Longer’ aired in August last year featured Dr Michael Mosley, a physician, journalist and TV presenter who tried to figure out the effects of intermittent fasting. At the end of the fast, tests revealed that he had managed to decrease his risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. See the Guardian review of this documentary and an article in the Telegraph by Dr Mosley where he describes his experience with different intermittent fasting regimens.

The theory behind this is fairly simple. Fasting

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