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

Reinventing fermentation and fika in Skåne, Sweden

There's something brewing in Skåne, Sweden – a food and drink movement driven by an experimental ethos and scientific attention to detail

Feeding the fire: London's love of cooking with wood

With barbecue culture alive and kicking in London’s kitchens, we get an education in what the marriage of wood and smoke can bring to food

Flavour of the Week: Talli Joe

Indian food’s no longer reserved for cheap deals on Brick Lane or decadent, Michelin-starred feasts – Talli Joe’s casual small plates are onto a winner

Flavour of the Week: Shotgun

This week, we take a walk down Kingly Street to Brad McDonald's Shotgun. It's barbecue, but not as you know it...

Flavour of the Week: Galley

Destination restaurants are no longer limited to the centre of London. Case in point: Islington's Galley, where an open kitchen and great seafood make it well worth the trip

Flavour of the Week: Bernardi's

Marble Arch is fast becoming a high-end food haven. One of its latest residents, Bernardi's, is simple but artful Italian with a touch of flair

Growing Underground: below the surface of London's subterranean farm

There's a farm in Clapham North. Don't believe us? You'd be forgiven for that, because this particular agricultural enclave is actually underground. We get under the skin of the matter...

The Foodism guide to... Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a food and drink lover's paradise. Here’s how to make the most of it, from beers to burgers

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