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Pizza in London: my top 5 favourite Italian places



I am super excited to share with you the last collaboration I have started: I have became an editor for the online magazine Italian Food Guide http://www.italianfoodguide.net!

Every week I will write about the Italian world in London starting with one of the most popular and loved dishes in the world​: ladies and gentleme​n here comes​ the queen Pizza!

Here you can find my list of the 5 ​best true Italian pizzerie. I could ​include only 5 this time and had to leave out a few other ​good spots. I’ll tell you which they are later on in an updated article.
I hope you like it and if you have any other recommendations, let me know!


RAW this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery



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RAW is a two-day celebration of some of the best wine talent in the world. Featuring over 150 growers, RAW is one of the most exciting collections of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine artisans ever to come together in the capital. Their wines are pure, kind to the planet, very possibly better for your health and best of all they’re absolutely delicious.


RAW is leading the charge for transparency. They believe that in an ideal wine world, any processing and additives will be clearly communicated to the drinker so that you know exactly what is in your glass. RAW is a first step in this direction – we will clearly list all additives and processing on both the website and fair catalogue.

RAW is committed to empowering all wine drinkers through real, informed choice.


Highlights of the show include:

• 1000 different natural, bio-dynamic and organic wines by more than 150 growers from 18 different countries, some not available anywhere else in the UK. You can even sample two exclusive wines by Bordelais grower Chateau le Puy, who sent two barrels by sail, to measure the impact of traditional forms of transport on wine’s maturity. The bottles that accompanied them have recently returned to Europe’s shores after pit stops in Brazil and the Caribbean.

• Food from some of London’s most exciting restaurants including Peckham Bazaar, Elliot’s Café and Antidote as well as artisan food producers

• Artisan gin, sake, tea and coffee, including cupping sessions with east London coffee roasters Square Mile

• The RAW Beer Corner featuring London’s top micro-breweries


It’s more than just another-wine-fair. See you there!


Opening hours:
Sunday 18 May (10 am to 6 pm) – Trade and public
Monday 19 May (10 am to 8 pm) – Trade; (5 pm to 8 pm) – Public

Venue: Old Truman Brewery, 83 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Prices: Free for trade – register via website www.rawfair.com/contact/trade-registration

Consumers: £25 in advance, £30 on the door, £40 advance two-day ticket – buy via website www.rawfair.com/buy-tickets-london


Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Spring Shopping Festival



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On Saturday 17 May, London shopping destinations Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard will host a free Spring Shopping Festival where over 130 shops, bars and restaurants will offer 20% discount on the day.


Here are some highlights on the event:

-         20% off at over 130 shops, bars and restaurants

-         Traffic-free for one day only

-         Pop-up lawn around the Dial

-         Live music from Strummerville

-         Free WAH Nails manicures for the first 50 shoppers to spend over £50

-         Free Pimm’s, popcorn and ice cream from Snowflake Gelato

-         Free drink from the Bloom Gin pop-up bar at St Martin’s Courtyard

-         100 lucky shoppers to be given a ticket to have a play at the tombola, with prizes from Superga, Coco de Mer, Shu Uemura and many more

-         Photobooth Airstream for free photos

-         Outdoor food and drink stalls from Flesh & Buns, the Diner, Hotel Chocolat and more

-         Relax in the mini Pimm’s garde


Register for a ticket at www.sevendials.co.uk to enjoy the 20% discount and see you there!

Original Thai recipe: Stir-fried Chicken with Cashew nuts



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Finalmente mi sono decisa a ricopiare gli appunti presi al mio corso di cucina thailandese a Bangkok. L’ultimo giorno passato in Thailandia lo abbiamo speso per conoscere meglio e portare a casa con noi un po’ di conoscenza di una cucina varia e fantastica, che spero di perfezionare con il passare del tempo.
Credo che a parte gli ingredienti, alcuni di questi piuttosto impegnativi da reperire, il vero segreto sia nel conoscere e saper dosare spezie e salsine varie o almeno questo è quello che ho imparato!


Al corso abbiamo realizzato tre differenti piatti – prometto che ve li racconterò tutti – un manzo grigliato piuttosto speziato, il Pad Thai e questo pollo stir-fry con anacardi conosciuto anche come Gai Pad Met Ma-Maung.




Il piatto che vedete qui sopra è l’originale che contiene al posto dei broccoli i cipollotti, è delizioso in entrambe le versioni. :-)


Ingredienti per 1 porzione


50 grammi di filetto di pollo – tagliato in piccoli pezzi
2 cucchiai di farina
2 cucchiai di anacardi arrostiti
2 cucchiai peperoncino, fritto e tagliato in sezioni di un cm
20 grammi di cipolla affettata in piccoli pezzi
metà broccolo passato al microonde per 3-4 minuti
3 cucchiai di brodo di verdure o pollo
1 cucchiai di olio vegetale per Stir-fry
2 cucchiai di Thai chili sauce
1 cucchiaio di salsa Oyster
Olio vegetale




Infarinare i pezzi di pollo e  friggerli a fuoco medio fino a quando diventano dorati. Rimuoverli dalla padella e tenerli da parte.
A fuoco medio-alto cuoci nell’olio vegetale la cipolla e aggiungi successivamente il brodo.Aggiungi il condimento: la Thai chili sauce, la Oyster sauce e mescola il tutto.Infine, aggiungere il pollo, il peperoncino, gli anacardi, i broccoli e mescolare per combinare bene.Togliere dal fuoco e servire.
Post in collaborazione con Le Creuset.




Finally I have the time – thank you Bank Holiday weekend – to sit down and copy the notes from the cookery course we attended on our last day in Bangkok.
At the course we prepared 3 Thai recipes: the spicy grilled beef salad, the Pad Thai and this  Stir-fried Chicken with Cashew nuts, also known as Gai Pad Met Ma-Muang.
The dish you can see in the first photo is the original version, for this post I used broccoli instead on spring onions. It’s delicious in both ways! :-)


Ingredients per 1 serve


50 grams chicken fillet – cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons cashew nuts – roasted
2 baby peppers
20 grams onion – cut into bite size
1/2 broccoli
3 tablespoons vegetable/chicken stock
1 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-fry
2 teaspoon Thai chili sauce
1 tablespoon Oyster sauce 
vegetable oil


Coat chicken pieces with plain flour (shake out the exceeding flour) then fry on medium heat until cooked and slightly brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Over medium-high heat stir fry  onion with vegetable oil, follow by stock.

Then add seasoning: Thai chilli sauce, Oyster sauce and mix them well.

Last, add fried chicken, cashew nuts, broccolis and stir to combine well.

Remove from the heat and serve.


Carnaby 20% Shopping Party



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London’s biggest shopping party is back on Thursday 1 May from 5 – 9pm.

Over 100 fashion brands, restaurants and bars in Carnaby are uniting to create the ultimate shopping experience for you.

Get  20% off in over 100 global concept stores including Diesel, Paul Smith Soho, Dr. Martens, Cheap Monday, The Kooples and over 27 independent restaurants and cafés including new restaurant Shoryu Carnaby.

Some of activities

Live music from The Struts.

Get the latest on this season’s trends from Grazia’s Editor at Large, Angela Buttolph, at the Carnaby Book Exchange in Kingly Court at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

The Grazia Style Hunter team will be scouting for the best dressed shoppers to feature on GraziaDaily.co.uk. There are 200 goodie bags up for grabs, so make sure you are looking your best!

The Carnaby Style Scouts will also be looking for 100 lucky shoppers to take part in the Facebook Fashion Shoot where you will be treated to a Benefit makeover, mini styling session and be photographed in the pop-up studio.

All ticket holders can enjoy a free Whyte Wine Spritzer from the Whyte & Brown pop-up bar in Kingly Court.


Register for your free ticket here and have fun!

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