Tag Archives: Food

National Burger Day

Posted On: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For the love of burgers I can’t believe I nearly forgot about National burger day! I had a whole different post planned and then I saw what day it was and remembered my burger post. Get me a burger quick!

27th of August is National Burger Day here in the UK, which started here last year by Mr. Hyde, after recognising that the UK didn’t celebrate the juicy burger, but the USA did.  Restaurants across various cities offer their loyal customers 20% off their delicious burger creations and there’s even a street food event in London to celebrate this great day.

Burger Day Montage 1

I’m usually drawn to a burger restaurant by their branding alone, there is just something that attracts me to their restaurant to find out more about them, and try their gourmet burgers of course! These are a few of my favourites…

Burger Logos

So where ever you are, (and it doesn’t matter if you’re not in the UK) enjoy National Burger Day!

Yorkshire Day

Posted On: Friday, August 1, 2014

Yorkshire Day

Something a little different for today’s Fun Friday post. For all you fellow Yorkshire men and ladies out there, and those who are not from God’s country, today is Yorkshire Day, where we celebrate everything that’s great from this wonderful county.

My favourite thing from Yorkshire has to be Yorkshire puddings, I’m salivating over these photos as I type (sorry!) These gastronomical little wonders are the perfect accompaniment to any traditional Sunday lunch, with their crispy outer edges and soft, fluffy centres. Delicious!

Everyone has their own variation of the Yorkshire Pudding recipe, adding little extras here and there to make them special. I like to add lots of black pepper and herbs to my batter, giving them an added kick when you bite into them. These Yorkshire’s have thyme in them, something I will have to try next time! The recipe is by blogger Izy Hossack from Top With Cinnamon and can be found here. How do you eat yours?

Happy weekend x

New York Series: The Meatball Shop

Posted On: Monday, June 30, 2014

NYC Series Logo

The food theme carries on for my next post in my New York Series, again I was instantly captured by the brilliantly designed website for this restaurant. They go by the name of The Meatball Shop and they serve, well…. meatballs! Started by two friends Daniel and Michael, the mix and match meatball menu became an instant hit in their home city of New York, where they now have 4 locations, each decorated with a wonderfully warm and rustic interior.

I’ve been a little obsessed with these guys for a while now and I can’t even remember how I found them, I just remember being taken in by their website and by how their photo’s drew me in. They are the main feature throughout their website, and you could almost say The Meatball Shop let’s the photo’s do the talking, what more do you need?! This works well and you immediately want to find out more.

MB webpage

MB webpage 3

MB webpage 2

As for the food… just visit their Instagram page and you’ll see how mouthwateringly delicious it looks.

MeatB image montage

This is already on my places to visit list on my next trip to New York.

http://themeatballshop.com

http://instagram.com/meatballers

Vibrant Illustrations by Margaret Berg

Posted On: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cakes

Last week I posted about the food illustrator Joel Penkman. Whilst researching his work I came across another brilliant illustrator, Margaret Berg, who’s style is just as quirky, yet completely different to Joel’s. As before, I just love it!

Margaret is an independent illustrator working and living in Santa Monica, not only working on illustrations, but also movie posters, fine art and graphics. Her illustrations are beautifully painted, with striking bold colours that make your eyes smile. It was the colour and her loose style that first attracted me to her work. This style is replicated throughout her illustrations and it works brilliantly, I knew I had to share it with you.

Fruits

 

flower hearts

More of Margaret’s illustrations can be found on both her website and blog, they are a must see x

http://margaretbergart.com/index.php

http://margaretbergart.blogspot.co.uk

Feeling Hungry with Joel Penkman

Posted On: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I found these quirky food illustrations the other day, they make me hungry, I love them.

Food montage 1

biscuits

These illustrations are by New Zealand designer and artist Joel Penkman. They are truly wonderful and spark so many memories of growing up for me, especially the biscuit illustrations.

Joel prepares the art boards with egg tempera and grinds her own paint mix. She likes to keep the backgrounds clean, so the subject stands out and it’s therefore easier to make a connection to it, triggering emotions and memories.

The last quote on Joel’s website is “I hope my pictures will make people smile”, they certainly do.

Food montage 2

Food montage 3

If these illustrations have got your tastebuds tingling, there are lot’s more on www.joelpenkman.com/Joel-Penkman

www.facebook.com/JoelPenkman