Foodie Friday No. II

What do Jamie Oliver, Giles Coren and Prince Charles have in common? Read on to find out, as well as more foodie news from this week.

Food Beast Food News: Birth of the Monster Bloody Mary, Brian Yamamoto

The ultimate hangover cure… or a step too far?


The Times: Ice-cream Van Wars, David Brown

Mr Whippy was attacked by Mr Yummy in Blackburn this week when the vendors clashed over selling venues. The turf war resulted in Mr Yummy being convicted of assault.


Prince Charles Turns Dinner Lady, Valentine Low

Jamie Oliver and Prince Charles joined forces at Carshalton Boys Sports College earlier this week to promote healthy school dinners. The school’s Head Master is a great advocate of good quality food, and has introduced a scheme whereby the pupils can raise chickens and grow their own vegetables at the college. The school grub is so good that critic Giles Coren has reviewed it in the past. The dinner ladies got an unexpected helper for the lunch rush when the Prince rolled up his sleeves to help service.


Los Angeles Times: elBulli to Sell its Wine Collection Through Sotheby’s, S. Irene Virbila

Famed chef Adrian Bulli is to auction the revered wine collection from the elBulli restaurant at Sotheby’s in April next year for charity. The money raised from selling the 8, 807 unique wines will go towards launching the elBulli Foundation, which is to be located on the site of the old restaurant.


And finally…The Ultimate Bird.

Feast your eyes: this year 1 Lombard Street’s chef Juri Ravagli has taken on the challenge of producing a magnificent Tudor feast, for a private dining experience with a difference. Its 14-‘bird-in-a-bird’ roast includes Quail, Squab pigeon, Teal, Wood pigeon, French partridge, Mallard, Woodcock, Guinea fowl, Pheasant, Barbary duck, Aylesbury duck, Peacock, Wild American turkey and Goose all stuffed in succession.


Hazel Henbury and Alexandra Wardall