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Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson


Mike was born to eat and drink, so it's lucky he's editor of Foodism. His favourite cocktail is a negroni, his favourite wines are from California, his favourite spirit is whisky (with and without the 'e') and his favourite food probably changes too often to list. Maybe pizza. In what little other free time he has, he withstands being routinely disappointed at the home of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Mike Gibson's articles

Flavour of the Week: Foxlow Balham

Hawksmoor's little brother Foxlow has moved into Balham. And with top-notch beef and a hidden cocktail bar, it's a welcome addition to south-west London

Flavour of the Week: Lurra

Basque grillhouse Lurra – the new restaurant from the team behind neighbouring Donostia – continues the influx of fantastic restaurants inspired by the autonomous region

London's best bartenders tell us their secrets

We persuaded some of London’s best bartenders to part with their secret ingredients and tips. And they’re not what you'd expect...

Flavour of the Week: Cafe Murano

Angela Hartnett's Italian techniques and seasonal British ingredients are a match made in paradiso at Covent Garden's Cafe Murano

Q&A: Heston Blumenthal on creating space food for astronaut Tim Peake

The trailblazing Michelin-starred chef talks space and time – making food for the British astronaut to take to the International Space Station, documented by Channel 4

Flavour of the Week: Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Basque cuisine's renowned for its artful creativity, and that's exactly what you'll find at Belgravia's Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Flavour of the Week: Tozi, Victoria

Victoria is quietly turning itself into a genuine food destination, but Venetian bacaro Tozi was there before it was cool. We find antipasti and seafood aplenty.

Flavour of the Week: Mele e Pere

Hungry in Soho? A negroni or two and some outstanding Italian small plates at vermouth bar and trattoria Mele e Pere won't steer you wrong

Specs appeal: Finlay & Co and Glenmorangie's limited-edition sunglasses

The eyewear specialist uses Glenmorangie's former Scotch whisky barrels in this striking collaborative sunglasses, of which a limited run will be produced

Flavour of the Week: Gunpowder

There's more to Indian food than your local curry house – a visit to Gunpowder will take you on a food journey through founder Harneet Baweja's native Bengal

The generation game: Michel Roux Jr and daughter Emily join forces at Le Gavroche

It's finally happening: Michel Roux Jr and his daughter Emily will cook together in the kitchen at La Gavroche. But it'll be completely different to what you think...

Flavour of the Week: M Restaurants Victoria

This week, we take a trip to Victoria Street to visit the second M Restaurants, Martin Williams' shrine to steak

Q&A: Ching-He Huang on her new show, Ken Hom's influence and her favourite London dim sum joints

In new show Ching's Amazing Asia, Ching-He Huang shows us inside some of East Asia's best kitchens. We talk to her about her food journey, from Taiwan to South Africa, London and beyond

Flavour of the Week: Shackfuyu

Sweet, sour, tangy and undeniably moreish: we find an irresistible mix of flavours at Bone Daddies' yoshoku restaurant

The seven-Michelin-starred Yoshihiro Murata on authentic Japanese cuisine

Yoshihiro Murata gave Heston Blumenthal and René Redzepi their groundings in Japanese cuisine. Now, he tells us, he wants to educate London

Flavour of the Week: Sartoria

Savile Row's Sartoria has a sharp new look, with Francesco Mazzei heading up the kitchen – but old-school Mayfair glamour and fun is still part of its fabric

Flavour of the Week: Canto Corvino

Fine dining meets playful Italian flair at Artillery Lane's newest resident from the team behind Manicomio

The heroes of Britain's rising charcuterie industry

As more and more emphasis is put on provenance and sourcing, we get up close and personal with the UK's nascent cured meat industry

Flavour of the Week: Hawkins Forge

Clapham's Battersea Rise has a new resident in the form of US-style BBq join Hawkins Forge. We popped in to try it out

All change at Artesian: Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale leave the World's Best Bar

"Simone and I are ready to pursue new challenges," says Alex Kratena on leaving the Langham London's vaunted bar