Food, Recipes, The Journal

The Journal: Venison & Red Wine Pie

The Ingredients vegetable oil 2 tbsp stewing venison 1kg, cut into chunks onion 1, finely chopped plain flour 3 tbsp, plus extra for dusting bay leaf 1 juniper berries 4 red wine 400ml chicken or vegetable stock 200ml, plus extra if needed chestnut mushrooms 200g baby shallots or pearl onions 200g, peeled redcurrant jelly 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp PASTRY shredded vegetable suet 150g self-raising flour 250g baking […]

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Cocktails, Food, Reading, The Interview, The Journal

Stanley Tucci’s ‘Taste’

If you missed Stanley Tucci’s rise to social fame over the last year, where have you been? His extensive and innuendo based martini & negroni tutorials throughout lockdown were a must watch and guess what, you missed out. His charming smile, those signature black glasses, the smooth New York, London mixed accent and his outrageous cocktail […]

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Food, Lifestyle, Travel, Wellness

Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

Whether it’s making pasta, fermenting wine, or just enjoying life, the Italians seem to have it pretty much figured out. Granted, it’s taken a couple thousand years to get it right, but today, the culture that puts food first has a way of doing things that is the envy of the world. Eating and drinking […]

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Active Lifestyle, Art, Cocktails, Food, The Journal

The Ivy Market Grill X Chila Burman

This month, the streets of Covent Garden have come alive with an immersive, neon art installation created by British artist, Chila Burman. To celebrate this marquee event, The Ivy Market Grill will be transforming its Henrietta Street entrance with a brightly coloured, peacock-inspired installation in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire. The striking display will be filled […]

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Food, Lifestyle, The Journal

The Journal: The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep may be the king of all summer drinks. Served in a distinctive metal cup (it should be frosty to the touch) the ice-cold cocktail was born in the American South, and mainly contains crushed ice. There are other ingredients of course, with a splish and splash of bourbon and the flavoursome zing of […]

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Food, Lifestyle, The Journal

Have You Ever Tried The Beermosa Cocktail?

Cocktails, although incredibly satisfying to drink they can be a disaster if mixed in the wrong hands. This simple weekend sipper is one that even the most cack handed of us can pull off well and make a drink that sings. This cocktail can be pulled together from ingredients that almost everyone has lying around […]

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Food, Gear, Outdoor

Is There Anything Better Than Homemade Pizza?

Gozney Roccbox Fuel: Wood + Gas | Grill size: 30cm Dual-fuel outdoor cookers are surely the best of both worlds, this compact oven cooks pizza and more, either with gas or wood. The Gozney Roccbox is designed to be portable, with tripod legs that fold away but keep in mind it weights slightly more than […]

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Food, Lifestyle, Off The Beaten Path, Outdoor, Travel

Quick! The Pubs Are Open

Alfresco dining and pub gardens will be a staple of your summer dining experience this year. But don’t settle for some half-dead, vibe killing patio garden tucked in the back of a ‘FullHouse’. Head to where those perfect surroundings and the life-altering scenery is at. Below we’ve pulled together a selection of some of the […]

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Active Lifestyle, Fitness, Food, Investment, Sportswear, Tech

What We Want This Week

Face The Music: Noel Gallagher x The Connor Brothers Print It’s been almost 25 years since Oasis recorded ‘All Around the World’, the band’s longest ever single. Today, this bold print from The Connor Brothers (who we love) — titled ‘These Are Crazy Days’ — celebrates the lyrics of the song. 100 prints are to […]

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Food, Investment, The Journal

Sommelier Tries 20 Red Wines Under £15

Sommelier André Mack has made a career tasting the finest of wines, but that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy a bottle on the cheaper end of the spectrum. In fact, Bon Appétit asked him to enjoy twenty bottles of red wine under $15 and let them know his honest thoughts on them. Not all of […]

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Design, Food, Gear

Discommon X Pantechnicon Espresso Machine

Pantechnicon Design is making arguably the most attractive custom espresso machines and their work for Long Beach coffee shop CoffeeDrunk is no exception. The Seattle-based boutique studio collaborated with the creatives at Discommon on a bespoke La Marzocco Strada AV, turning the traditional machine into a contemporary piece of art. Its transformation took six months […]

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Active Lifestyle, Design, Fitness, Food, Footwear, Gear, Menswear, Wellness

What We Want This Week

Polk React Soundbar Introducing the Polk React, the audio brands newest soundbar. With built-in Alexa, the soundbar not only allows you to control volume, ask questions and control other smart home devices, but it also supports Alexa’s Communication feature, which means you can add your contacts to call people and also communicate via other Alexa […]

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Active Lifestyle, Fitness, Food, Lifestyle

Every Gift A Man Really Wants This Christmas

G-Shock Heart Rate Monitor, GBD-H1000 Series The GBD-H1000 is packed with five-sensor functions. In addition to an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting the blood flow under the skin, the watch also has a triple sensor that measures altitude/barometric pressure and temperature, and an acceleration sensor that measures step count and distance […]

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Business, Food, Lifestyle

Why Does Espresso Still Cost €1 In Italy?

According to some reports, espresso – after water – is the second most consumed beverage in Italy. Millions of cups of espresso are drunk daily across the country. In early 2020, The Consortium for the Safeguarding of Traditional Italian Espresso Coffee even filed a UNESCO application to preserve espresso’s Italian roots and identity. However, despite […]

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Food

How To BBQ The Perfect Burger With Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor, London’s favourite steak restaurant and their executive chef Matt Brown talk us through how to create the perfect BBQ Burger. From how to cook your burger for perfect flavour to timings, seasoning and what cheeses to pair your burger with (Stilton is a clear favourite) the veteran chef has all the bases covered. We’d […]

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