Şömine, the Turkish Diner of Dalston

Şömine, the Turkish Diner of Dalston

Sömine, Somine or Şömine. It’s only recently I’ve been referring to “that 24 hour soup place” by name, and even now I’m probably not pronouncing the name correctly. However you refer to it, Sömine is a treasure of Dalston. It provides excellent Turkish food at a great value at all hours of the day or … Continue reading

To My Valentine’s Day Sweetheart: Beer

To My Valentine’s Day Sweetheart: Beer

After reading Wes Janisen’s amazing article, Let Vodka Be Your Valentine, on Thought Catalog, I was inspired to write my own alcoholic homage. So, a very Happy Valentine’s Day to a love I celebrate as much as I can: beer. Beer and I go way back. It’s been a subject of photographs I’ve taken since … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day for Solo Hearts

Barring a set of circumstances in which I fall hopelessly in love with a dashing stranger who reciprocates my ardent fervour with similar passion, I will be one of many people in London passing through the Valentine’s Day holiday lacking a so-called significant other. Which, frankly, is great. When I was in relationships, I remember … Continue reading

Make It Melt on Your Tongue: A Night of Chocolate with the London Gastronomy Seminars

Make It Melt on Your Tongue: A Night of Chocolate with the London Gastronomy Seminars

Earlier this week I attended my first seminar with London Gastronomy Seminars on that lovely product of bitterness and sweetness enjoyed by so many: chocolate. Chocolate, an object of desire for many and perhaps fetishised heavily particularly around holidays, as the recent catalogue for Hotel Chocolat demonstrates so well, is amazingly ubiquitous but still rather mysterious … Continue reading