A seriously ill reader asked for my restaurant recommendations. I posted them on Twitter and it brought out the best in everyone
Jay RaynerMy OFM column a few days early: Hugh Paton wrote to me asking for a restaurant bucket list. He had a terminal diagnosis, and while the end came quicker than anticipated those restaurants and the kindness of strangers gave him important moments of pleasure.
Jay RaynerIt’s also @ObsFood weekend. For those who didn’t see it when first launched online, i write about Hugh Paton who asked me for a restaurant bucket list with which to see out his terminal diagnosis.
UK reliance on EU food imports is a major risk if the country crashes out of the union
Jay RaynerPosting this with no particular commentary because I have already commented enough on the impact of Brexit on the UK food supply chain. Here are hard numbers, category by category, pinch point by pinch point. Plus benefits, such as they are.
The story behind Nandine is vivid and compelling – and the vibrant Kurdish dishes follow suit, says Jay Rayner
Jay RaynerThis week’s review: at the very lovely Nandine in Camberwell they tell the story of the vivid, encouraging food of Kurdistan one dish at a time. When I come to look back on 2019 I know this will be one of my favourite restaurants of the year.
The price of food and drink will 'go through the roof' if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, a new study finds.
Jay RaynerIn my 2013 book Greedy Man in a Hungry World I argued that our food supply chain and self sufficiency was so fragile we risked fierce food price rises if struck by a shock to the international market. I didn’t predict the shock could be self-inflicted.
SAVE THE FOOD CHAIN The Food Chain NEEDS your help. For over 30 years we have supported people across London who are living with HIV. Today we have our own kitchen in King’s Cross and provide a twice a week lunch service, bringing people...
Jay RaynerWE NEED YOUR HELP. @TheFoodChain is a brilliant charity giving vital nutritional support and advice to people with HIV. Now, on the eve of #Pride it risks closure. We need to raise funds. Pls click the link for more info and to give if you can. PLS also RT
Henry Dimbleby has been appointed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove to lead the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years.
Jay RaynerSafe, healthy and affordable food is both a noble goal and a right. So a National Food Strategy is a v good idea. But worth pointing out: the greatest threat to safe, healthy and affordable food is the Brexit championed by @michaelgove who commissioned it.
Boris Johnson has admitted Britain does get back some of the £350 million Brexit campaigners claim it sends to the EU every week.
But Mr Johnson told ITV News that EU officials decide how the money is spent and the "gross figure is the right...
Jay RaynerThere’s a compelling suggestion tonight that Johnson’s bus story was a) designed to stop us thinking about the £350 million bus lie and b) game the google algorithm. If you now search Boris and bus you get bloody cardboard. SO pls RT this link A LOT...
The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. Enter our new culinary Moses,...
Jay RaynerPeople of West Dorset: got any plans Saturday night? No? Come see me in the Ten food Commandments, as I lead you to the culinary promised land. Honour thy pig, and so forth.
In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at...
Jay RaynerIf you want to understand a little bit more about how our politics got here please watch this ted talk from my colleague @carolecadwalla (and then wonder how the hell @nick_clegg lives with himself for taking the Facebook shilling)