Croque Madame, Indian Classics and Brazilian Cocktails: Foodie Things We’re Talking About This Week

Indian Classics and Brazilian Cocktails: Foodie Things We're Talking About This Week

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**Want to know what bars to namedrop, which restaurants to book, and the cookbook everyone’s snapping up now? Then look no further than our lovely columnist John Gregory-Smith, who every week posts his essential foodie hotlist on Grazia Daily. What John doesn’t know about food isn’t worth knowing; the chef/food writer is the editor of online food and travel magazine Eat Travel Live. He is also writes cookbooks, develops recipes for various magazines and brands and works as a travel writer. For more new openings and recipes visit Eat Travel Liveand catch John tweeting @mightyspice.

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Indian Kitchen Cookbook

The first book from Indian chef Maunika Gowardhan is a stunner! Light and breezy recipes sit alongside rich Indian classics that will get you drooling as soon as you see the cover, and her Tadka Dal rocks!

Indian Kitchen by Maunika Gowardhan

The Croque Madame at Vinoteca

This is officially my favourite brunch dish right now. A vast amount of cheese, topped with an egg covers this mega croque madame from Vinoteca, with just the right kick of mustard to cut through the richness. Photo from @SymmetryBreakfast.

Croque Madame - photo cred: Symmetry Breakfast

Lamb Burgers at Tom's Feast

The Natural Chef, Tom Hunt, is having quite a year. He is opening his second restaurant in East London this summer and has taken over Dalston Roof Park for a cheeky pop up - the juicy lamb burger is a thing of beauty... I cannot recommend it enough.

Tom Hunt at the Dalston Roof Garden pop up

**Yaugara cashaca **

Caipirinha is one of my favourite cocktails. The Brazilian beauty is made with lime juice, dark sugar and a spirit called cachaca, which has always been very hard to source in the UK. However, Brazilian brand Yaugara have just launched their incredible small batch artisanal cachaca, so get muddling and enjoy.

Yaugara's Brazilian Cachaca Cocktails

**The House of Peroni **

Bringing a touch of Italian-chic to east London, The House of Peroni will be opening La Piazza this week on Brick Lane, with alfresco dining, decadent drinks and art installations.

La Piazza 152 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

The House of Peroni opens from 14th May - 10th June
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