News of the week
) But at the midpoint, it almost feels like we’re in danger of overlooking what is — per the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association — “the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention.” Could it be that Insta-citizens are finally growing bored of weeks themed around specific foodstuffs? Participate in National Themed Week Fatigue Week to find out!
Hot take about food of the week
It’s taken a while, but Britain is finally starting to consider food as more than just stuff to eat — as the post-rationing hangover finally starts to lift, we are opening up to the notion that it can be a cultural phenomenon every bit as worthy of study and consideration as music, cinema, or art. The exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate at the VA therefore feels like a watershed moment in this regard — more of this, please!
Incoming ingredient of the week
First it was the wild garlic, then the asparagus.
Now look out for elderflower blossom as the seasonal accent du jour — a surprisingly versatile addition to both sweet and savoury dishes. Though deep-fried is best, obvs.
Accidentally Wes Anderson of the week
Sentiment of the week
Who wore it better of the week
Sorry, Kricket — newcomer Gezellig takes the fried sweetbread crown for now.
Collateral of the week
Helluva flex, marketing team.
Natural light of the week
Week of the week
Coeliacs, look away now
Dish of the week
Shot of the week
Green pasta: now available in soigné AF form.