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The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

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The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p
Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

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  Chocolate Lava Cakes are delicious, and one of the easiest desserts to make. The hot, dense sponge combated with the gooey chocolate centre and a scoop of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat. Here’s how to create it below: 6 ounces (170g) high quality semi-sweet chocolate 1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour  1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks optional for topping: ice cream, raspberries, and/or chocolate syrup Equipment: 6 ounce ramekins or a 12 piece muffin tray. Firstly, spray each ramekin/muffin tray with non-stick spray or a healthy dab of butter. Make sure they are all coated and ready for the mixture when it’s ready. At this stage, you s
Technology not needed – 5 places where you can eat and get entertained for hours without touching your phone

Technology not needed – 5 places where you can eat and get entertained for hours without touching your phone

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We get that you feel the impulse to take a picture of your food as soon as it reaches the table, but December is about sharing. And drinking. And overeating. So put your instagram away and enjoy some quality time with comfort food and your favourite humans without technology getting in the way. WHERE: The Duke - Wanstead • WHAT: Giant Jenga                             Wanstead is far enough to escape the Christmas shopping nightmare but not too far to regret stepping on the tube and leaving your bed. Its pacific atmosphere is perfect for whoever wants to take a break from kicking fellow rivals to buy discounted gifts. The Duke offers pub classics in generous porti
The greatest loo’s in London

The greatest loo’s in London

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Thomas Crapper (real name, I swear) invented the toilet first in 1861. Since then, restaurants have evolved, and their toilets have too. When you think of a michelin star restaurant, you don't exactly think about the toilets but more about the food, ambiance and service. However, there are a handful of architects that have created a toilet that pertains to the restaurant's theme and they are so worth the visit. Here is a list of some of the craziest toilets you can visit in London.  Sketch London - 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG This restaurant is known for its crazy themed rooms and it's delicious food. But it's best feature? The crazy egg pod bathrooms of course. Found through the pink tea/dining room, these bathrooms have captivated diners since Sketch opened in 2003
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