HDL REVIEWS: Shackfuyu, London

One of my favourite podcasts is Off Menu, where each week comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster grill a celebrity guest for their dream starter, main course, dessert and side dish. As far as podcast formats go, few are as perfectly suited to my interests – though I do often find myself shaking my head…

HDL REVIEWS: SUSHISAMBA, Covent Garden

I don’t tend to appreciate fusion food. It’s not that I’m some kind of culinary xenophobe, I just think that often when you take two clashing food cultures and force them into the same dish, it’s too easy to fuck them both up a little bit. Mac and cheese? Heavenly. Tacos? Delicious. A mac and…

HDL REVIEWS: Dhaba 59, Southampton

Indian food has been a big part of my life ever since I was little. I was fortunate to grow up in an area of Southampton that is hugely diverse, with a number of international food stores and restaurants just a stone’s throw away from my front door. My older sister in particular had a…