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London-Based Writer/Photographer

Recipe: Beer Batter Bacalao Tacos | #OhMyCod

Bacalao (aka salt cod) is smart way to preserve cod. It ups the flavour of the fish and gives it a nice, chunky texture too – perfect for frying and as a filler for tacos. Continue reading

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Chick’n Shack Chicken Burger Launches at Shake Shack

Available from 25 April at all UK Shake Shack outlets is the Chick’n Shack chicken burger. Continue reading

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Les Deux Amies, a Crepe Reason to Visit Boxpark Croydon

Sweet or savoury, your crepe (or galette) will be made fresh and with a smile at Les Deux Amies. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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Adam Rawson’s #Rawmen Pop-Up Ramen Bar

No noodling around here, Adam Rawson is back at Borough Wines & Beers’ Brewery Below with a “Rawmen” pop-up ramen bar. Continue reading

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East End Mob at BSMT Space, Dalston

A graffiti-riddled Memory Lane cuts through Dalston with East End Mob, a newly opened exhibition at BSTM Space featuring works by some of London’s most influential and prolific street artists from the past decade. Continue reading

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Carioca – A Bite of Brazil at Boxpark Croydon

Croydon’s Boxpark is steps from East Croydon Station and offers a broad choice of food vendors within super close proximity of each other (plus, lots of communal outdoor seating). But if you saw what I had to eat at Carioca you might think twice about ordering elsewhere. Continue reading

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#ThePerfectItalianPair – Parmigiano-Reggiano + Balsamico Tradizionale at Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Two of Italy’s most delicious artisan foods – Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena PDO – were celebrated in London recently as “The Perfect Italian Pair” at a media dinner hosted by Massimo Restaurant & Bar. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Cloven Hoof Spiced Rum

Cloven Hoof spiced rum is a blend of dark rum from Guyana and lighter rum from Trinidad mixed with a range of spices such as clove, star anise, cassia and more. Interestingly, when you add a generous pinch of tikichris and there’s a chance you can win a bottle of this tasty libation for free. Continue reading

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Europe’s 7 Best Cities You Should Visit This Summer (Going Places)

Keeping in mind beautiful beaches, bustling cities, great cultures, and unbelievable food and drink, we’ve come up with a list of seven European cities where summer fun is savored and celebrated like no where else on earth! Continue reading

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Compost Bin HQ

Do you want your yard to be Compost Bin HQ? This post tells you all about composting and the different types of compost bins. Continue reading

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Reader Survey | April 2017

I’m doing a super quick reader survey about my blog and would really appreciate the feedback. Continue reading

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Top Places Any *REAL* The Walking Dead Fan Should Visit (Miles Away)

Every scene of this long-running blockbuster series has been shot in Georgia with much of it done in Atlanta or within an hour’s drive south of town. Many TWD locations are accessible to the public and easy to reach by car. Continue reading

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Moreishly Modern Indian Cuisine at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

As its name suggests, Grand Trunk Road celebrates the ancient trade route from “Kabul to Kolkata” through a wealth of South Asian regional dishes (and emphasis on Chef Sharma’s Northern Indian roots). Continue reading

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New BBQ Menu at St Bart’s Brewery

St Bart’s Brewery has launched a meaty new “barbecue soul food” menu (not such a bad idea for a pub situated across the street from Smithfield Market). Part of the Hush Heath Estate group, the pub uses apple wood from its Kent estate to smoke and cook a range of fresh and sustainably sourced British meat, fish and vegetables. Continue reading

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Surprisingly Healthy Snacks for Any Party

Trying to find light meals that will fit each diet and nutrition needs of those attending your gathering can be difficult, especially if you know that more than one person struggles with dietary issues. Continue reading

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Louis XIII Pop-Up Boutique at Harrods

Luxury Cognac Louis XIII by Remy Martin has launched its first ever pop-up boutique and taken over five of Harrods’ Brompton Road window displays. Continue reading

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Win a Personalised Box of Cereal from Nestlé’s Aisle of Wonder

Like your breakfast with a twist – and for free? Check out Nestlé Breakfast Cereals’ Aisle of Wonder pop-up and the giveaway collaboration we’ve blended up especially for tikichris readers. Continue reading

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Highbury Music Venue The Garage Relaunches

New owners DHP Family (Oslo in Hackney and Rock City in Nottingham) are relaunching the famed (and infamous) music venue this month. Updates include a new sound system, decor and bar; a revamped intimate gig space upstairs; and an all-day café and bar on the ground floor. Continue reading

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Fine Drinking on a Budget: The Best Whiskey for a Great Price

Fine Drinking on a Budget: The Best Whiskey for a Great Price Continue reading

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Division 194 at The King & Co

Po-boy purveyors, Division 194, have set up shop in the kitchen of Clapham pub The King & Co for the next several weeks with a menu oozing with New Orleans inspiration and a dash of American gourmand excess. Continue reading

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Should I Mail My Luggage Instead of Checking It in? (Miles Away)

If you’re planning a trip with bulky baggage or simply more luggage than usual, you might want to consider shipping your things to your destination rather than checking in with them when you fly. Continue reading

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Cognac Tasting at The Whisky Exchange

Cognac is perhaps the world’s most highly esteemed and least understood spirit. So the chance for a tasting with The Whisky Exchange buyer Dawn Davies MW at The Whisky Exchange’s Covent Garden flagship was one I relished. Continue reading

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Getting to #SaintPabu with #BrittanyFerries

Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Saint-Pabu is a 20 minute drive north of Brest. As for other Bretagne towns of relative size, Morlaix is about an hour away, Quimper is roughly an hour and a half, and St-Malo is just over two. Wherever you’re headed in Brittany, your trip is bound to be scenic as I spied during my jaunts round its wild coastal region of Finistère. One such panoramic route was the hour-long drive from Roscoff to Saint-Pabu. Continue reading

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Recipe: Miso Butter Wings | #WingingIt

My recipe for miso butter chicken wings turned out even more delicious than I had hoped. Continue reading

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Comment Allez-Vous? Salutations de #SaintPabu

I spent the last two weeks of March in France, enjoying the arrival of spring in the small seaside village of Saint-Pabu. I was there with Kemey, staying at her mom’s cottage, just taking it easy for most part and venturing out from time to time for walks along Finistère’s brawny, creviced coast and through its verdant ancient forests. Continue reading

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Spring Strawberries at StreetXO

Talk about a fruitful team up! The folks behind Seasonal Berries – a year-round campaign funded by British Summer Fruits and representing 98% of British berry growers – organised a spring fling lunch with edgy upscale Mayfair restaurant StreetXO to demonstrate the vibrant versatility of the much adored but seldom tampered with strawberry. Continue reading

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Decrease the Crease: 6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing (Going Places)

Want to arrive at your next destination looking your best instead of like a crumpled mess? Have a look at our list of tips to help you go wrinkle-free when you pack. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Norwegian Reward from Norwegian Air

Norwegian Air’s frequent flyer rewards program is called Norwegian Reward. It’s free and easy to join and makes flying with this low-cost airline even more affordable. Continue reading

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Tabun Kitchen, Soho

Tabun Kitchen serves “Jerusalem home cooking” from a comfortable Soho nook on Berwick Street. I had a satisfying lunch there recently and thought I’d pass the word on about it. Continue reading

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Pulp – Fun New Way to Learn about Wine

Pulp is a new startup for budding wine enthusiasts that wants to make you a wine expert at-home and at-ease … and at 50% off for tikichris readers. Continue reading

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Win a Month’s Supply of Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs

You’ll find Hippeas at stockists such as Waitrose, As Nature Intended, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Planet Organic, Superdrug, Whole Foods Market, W H Smith and more – including right at your front door for free if you’re the lucky reader who wins the month supply that Hippeas and I have teamed up to giveaway. Continue reading

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Get Five Free Lunches in London with MealPal

For a limited time, I’ve teamed up with MealPal to offer readers five free lunches. Continue reading

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Southern Pride (Foodism)

The Louisiana city of New Orleans is a melting pot of great restaurants. In a city where food options abound, Chris Osburn gives us his hot takes. Continue reading

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Free Cheese and Wine Festival at East Village, Stratford

East Village will host a free cheese and wine festival the weekend of 1 April. No fooling. Continue reading

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