Great British Beer - again
Beer, an old fashioned and classless preserve of Britain in its multitude of colours is once again stirring the cockles and beer mats of many an Englishman. Awoken from a seemingly drunken slumber the business of all things beer is changing like that of its more exotic cousin before – coffee. In a corner of every liver up and down our country the desire to drink is feeling the quiet wind of change. Breweries; small, interesting, creative and passionate like those great names such as Joshua Tetley are once again springing from hamlet to city, from the Cotswolds to Greenwich and the song they sing is all things craft. Beer made by the very architects of what made our breweries the toast of the world long long ago is once again in our bones.
Today we start to enjoy a quiet drift across counties and classes alike, a steer away from all things geo-European and sold by the oil tanker load. As Grain Brewery is proud to state “driven by a love of great beers, a distaste for big business, a desire for a fresh start and a healthy dose of insanity” this surely is what it's all about. We can now use our own produce, recycle our own glass, design our material and finally drink more and more of our own great beer.
Food, drink and people up and down our land are once more ploughing, producing and presenting stuff to be proud of. Once again like those on the banks of Stoke’s potteries or the smoggy estuaries of the Thames where traders enjoyed the spice of travel and all things exotic we now are on the verge of embracing great British beer again.
We at Lussmanns love our British heritage and take great pride that our beer list supports only UK brewers. To celebrate this fact you can sign up today and enjoy a beer on us and for a lucky one or two a case on the house (offer and competition has now closed).
Here is a list of those great brewers that can be enjoyed at Lussmanns today:
- Freedom Brewery - hand crafted award-winning English lagers
- Grain Brewery- beer from the finest East Anglian barley & wheat
- Meantime Brewery - award-winning brewery based in Greenwich
- St Peter's Brewery - organic bitter brewed in the Suffolk countryside
Please enjoy a great article written by the eminent Roger Protz, author of more than 200 books on beer and editor of The Good Beer Guide.
Fanfare to the common man
Mr Raymond Blanc OBE opens Brasserie Blanc in St Albans and then retires to Lussmanns for dinner.
Admittedly there were was no fanfare of brass and wind but somehow there was occasion and stardust with the good of St Albans assembling to listen to a Frenchman bent on reminding us all of what and how we need to be eating.
A day in Provence
I spend part of my year scurrying around the country reviewing both ingredients and suppliers alike. This has always been a most enjoyable process but until now after ten years of marmotting my trip to Provence proved to be the best yet.
Nibbles at No. 10
A morning like most but an afternoon like no other.
Clearly we aren’t disciples of Michelin, or ambassadors of the finest kitchens in the land (or Ferrero Rocher for that matter). So it was with one foot heavier than the other that I set forth on that well-trodden journey to London.
Enjoying fish with Raymond
"Eating fish sustainably is the only way, today and every day, and we ignore this at our peril"
Too Good To Waste?
On 5 October 2011, the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) officially launches its new 'Too Good To Waste' campaign in London.
The fine art of food photography
Cameras, tripods, light diffusers, laptop, lenses, cables, equipment spilling out of several hard cases strewn around the floor - everything you need for a major fashion shoot.
Mothering Sunday and all that jazz
1,000 mums, dads, kids and grandparents, uncles, aunts, distant relatives, friends and dogs (outside of course) arrived, feasted, discussed, enjoyed and the little ones cried and then it was all over.
All that love and nowhere to go...
For those peering through the Dickensian steamed up windows wondering when they will meet the perfect one, Valentine’s night must be a devilishly lonely time.