North London's Cultural Guide



A word about summer salads – by chef Oliver Rowe

The local chef, who appears at Owl Bookshop on Kentish Town Road next week, gives us a seasonal tip or two

Eating & Drinking

Seasonal London: Oliver Rowe

Never foraged for mushrooms? In the first of a new series, the acclaimed local chef and writer dishes up some tips

Eating & Drinking

Patisserie Diaries: how to host your own brunch

Instead of popping out to your favourite cafe this weekend, why not invite your mates round, says local patissier Clare Zerny

Eating & Drinking

Hate traditional mince pies? Bake these instead

If you’re as unconvinced by the seasonal tea-time treat as local patissier Clare Zerny, try these mouthwatering recipes

Eating & Drinking

Patisserie Diaries: try this wicked way with seasonal squash

Halloween might now be a distant flicker, but pumpkin is still the perfect ingredient for November, says Flour of London’s Clare Zerny


Happy baking

Former model and local patissier Clare Zerny ponders baking’s many mental health benefits

Eating & Drinking

Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Anna Schmidt, home cookery school founder

‘I think it is extremely important to discover what you are passionate about; it took me nearly 20 years’

Eating & Drinking

Free Weekend? Go Brambling

Where are north London’s best brambling spots? Queen of tarts Clare Zerny reveals all – plus three recipes for the foraged treasure


Is this the best cheese on toast ever?

It’s the perfect dish for a low-key January evening meal – preferably while catching up on a televisual guilty pleasure or two

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