Food: What to do With a Green Coconut – and Other Brixton Market Secrets

The produce might look unfamiliar but you’ll help keep these tropical grocers going – and come away with authentic ingredients to create a true taste of sub-Saharan Africa After a long-awaited trip to her father’s homeland this year, Sierra Leone, chef Colette Bardell returned not only with a fuller family

06 Sep 2013

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Recipe: Jamaican Braised Oxtail and Butterbeans, by the Jam Tree’s James Browne

Brixton-born James Browne is executive chef at The Jam Tree restaurant in Clapham. Next month, his restaurant is hosting Jamaica Jamaica – a fortnight of food themed around the Caribbean island’s cuisine and inspired by Browne’s travels there (and, no doubt, the plentiful places to eat Jamaican in Brixton – from

15 Jul 2013

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Pinboard 9 July: shopping in the sunshine, affordable fine dining and a free show featuring rubbish as art

1. Lambeth North: Artists celebrate innovative recycling Did you know we were shoddy recyclers? Nope, we thought we were pretty good too but apparently* Lambeth and Southwark are way behind both the capital and the whole country. Lambeth recycles just 27 per cent of its waste, limping along in 28th

11 Jul 2013

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Free Weekend? Be inspired to enjoy the great outdoors (and win a copy of this guidebook)

Pedlars’ Guide to the Great Outdoors (Square Peg, £16.99) is a beautifully illustrated and immensely practical hardback book. But we have to come clean: we’re biased, as Below the River’s editor, Kate, worked on the book with its authors, Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, editing and co-writing it. The book, which is

03 May 2013

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Recipe: cook like a Noma (ex) chef

Scallop, Cucumber and Dill Ash Copenhagen’s Noma is, of course, officially the world’s best restaurant. And now Tom Sellers, one of its proteges – as any self-respecting foodie will already know – has just landed in Bermondsey. Sellers’ first chef-proprietor role will be at his brand new and highly anticipated Restaurant

13 Apr 2013

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Food: gingery risotto with roast tomato and celery

I get an Abel & Cole vegetable delivery box and always have loads of celery in it that I never know what to do with. In last week’s box there was a recipe card for ‘veg box risotto’ which inspired me – it had recipes for various combinations. However, none

10 Mar 2013

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