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THE CLASSIC COOKBOOK: White Heat
The bad boy of the kitchen is back with a stunning 25th anniversary edition of his classic cookbook White Heat. With new recipes and even a contribution from frenemy Gordon Ramsay it’s an instant hit on my bookshelf. Marco Pierre White’s White Heat £25 Mitchel Beazley.
THE BEST FULL ENGLISH: Fisherman’s Breakfast
I love the new breakfast from Fish and Chip Shop City. They have a great selection ranging from guilt free granola to Cornish crab and chilli omelette and a full Fisherman’s Breakfast, that’s eggs sausage, beans, mushrooms and coffee.
I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF: Eat Chic Peanut Butter Cups
Made with dark chocolate, course peanut butter and a dusting of sea salt, these organic, gluten free, vegan chocolates are bloody brilliant – and I never thought I would be saying those words together!
THE HOTTEST NEW BAR: Original Sin
Kiss goodbye to dry January and say hello to East London’s newest dive bar. With dimly lit leather booths, killer drinks and burgers from the Burger Bear (these rock!) this is the place for a real retox.
MAKE YOUR KITCHEN MORE EXCITING: Pip Studio Tableware
It may be cold and miserable but this vibrant tableware from Pip Studio will liven up even the dullest days. They have everything from plates and bowls to teapots and mugs. From £3.50 John Lewis.