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What Dad Cooked has written for Time Out London, the local Guardian and featured in BBC Good Food, Time and Leisure, Time and Leisure Junior and Mental Movement an multi award winning zine and blog covering mental health. Dad’s blog discusses food, local sourcing, the stories behind the food we eat as a family and the hidden foodie destinations found in the City.

November 16, 2016

Part Two: A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s Thanksgiving on the 24th November. Here’s the low-down on WDC’s traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.

November 13, 2016

Six Foods to Forage in London this Autumn

Some of the most rewarding forages can be collected this time of year, there’re berries, hips, haws and nuts galore. Here’s six of our favourite…

November 13, 2016

Wagamama and the Rise of Katsu Curry

The Wagamama in Wigmore Street opened in 1998 and was the chain’s third London restaurant.

November 10, 2016

Fish Friday

Last Friday I was passing the fish counter in my local supermarket when I noticed festoons of bunting announcing ‘Fish Friday!’

November 7, 2016

Shanks, Hocks, Knuckles, Shins and Legs

We all know about lamb shanks – they’ve been mandatory dishes on gastropub menus for years. But what about the same joint in pork and beef?

November 3, 2016

How Many People will a Salmon Feed?

It’s a Friday and Darren Poulter, the fishmonger is plying his wares: ‘Lovely wild sea bass today, beautiful Cornish mackerel, line caught cod….’

November 2, 2016

Part One: What is Thanksgiving?

I am an American but I moved to the UK with my family when I was in my mid-teens. We have celebrated Thanksgiving here every year since. It’s a tradition that we keep alive with WDC’s extended family and friends…

October 10, 2016

Garsons Farm, Esher’s Best Kept Secret

Esher town has something for everybody; but venture off the beaten track and you will find many attractions, including Garsons – a pick-your-own farm, garden centre and farm shop.

September 2, 2016

Corned Beef & Hash

Love it or loathe it, corned beef has been an essential food for centuries.

August 14, 2016

A Night At The KERB

What a great night out! WDC was invited by Time Out to attend a preview for the KERB in Camden Market – they promised a night of free food from 35 affiliated street traders.

August 14, 2016

Why You Should Try Octopus: A Pro Octopus Blog Post by Dad

Octopus will divide your audience – it’s a ‘Marmite’ type of food: you either love it or hate it. But why all the fuss? We eat all manner of odd things from the sea. So here’s why you should try octopus…

August 14, 2016

An Insight into Recipe Copyright Law: Who Owns Piedmont Peppers?

Can you own a recipe? What is recipe copyright? Mr WDC looks into the confusing world or recipe copyright law in a quest to find out who owns piedmont peppers.

August 6, 2016

Can a Brownie be Healthy?

Dad explores the question, can a brownie be healthy? Reducing fats and replacing sugars with Xylitol and Stevia in an attempt to make an indulgent brownie.

May 30, 2016

Why a Foodie Must Walk Down: Seven Dials

Seven Dials is a charmed oasis that’s not just about shopping – it’s home to merchants, artisans and cooks from all over the world.

May 26, 2016

WDC Wins at Estimation Nation Baking Challenge!

On 19th May WDC was invited to participate in the Estimation Nation Baking Challenge at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton. All part of Smart Energy GB’s Estimation Nation Campaign for the Smart Meter rollout.

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