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

Chef party: take a look at Action Against Hunger's 2016 calendar

The charity's new 2016 calendar captures some of the capital's best and brightest chefs, including Dan Doherty and Robin Gill, in their natural habitat

Flavour of the Week: Rök Smokehouse

This week, we find delicious smoked meats, pickles and beards aplenty at Shoreditch's Nordic-inspired restaurant Rök Smokehouse and Bar

Q&A: Pitt Cue Co's co-founder Jamie Berger on cocktails

Bartender Jamie Berger talks to us about his history of cocktail-making, the hipsterfication of mixed drinks and why British ice is an unlikely barrier

Flavour of the Week: Bó Drake

Pan-Asian flavours, great barbecued meats and creative cocktails are what you'll find at Soho hideout Bó Drake

4 London chefs on food, tattoos and life in the kitchen

There was a time when skin art was forbidden, but these days there’s more ink in London kitchens than blood. We meet four very different tattooed chefs

Flavour of the Week: Il Cudega

Italian food in London is no longer a choice between pizza, pasta and lasagne. Case in point: Hackney's new Lombardian haunt Il Cudega

The Foodist: London Cocktail Week and London Restaurant Festival

It's time London gave itself a pat on the back for its contribution to eating and drinking

Marcus Wareing on teaching the stars of new film Burnt to cook like chefs

It's not often you see a London restaurant as the setting for an A-list movie. We talk to Marcus Wareing about his role in developing upcoming film Burnt, and teaching Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller to own the kitchen

Flavour of the Week: Bush Hall Dining Rooms

This week, we get serious bang for our buck while visiting neighbourhood restaurant Bush Hall Dining Rooms

London Union's founders on a new era in street food

We meet the industry stalwarts behind newly formed London Union, who, with 15 new markets planned for the next five years, are taking dining back to the street

Flavour of the Week: Aqua Nueva

This week, we go high up above Regent Street at new-school tapas restaurant Aqua Nueva

Adam Richman on London and the US food revolution

Man v. Food star Adam Richman is back with a new show, Man Finds Food (see what they did there?). So has he ditched competitive eating for good, asks Mike Gibson?

Flavour of the Week: Paradise by way of Kensal Green

Is it a gastropub? Is it a club? Is it a fine-dining experience? Put simply, Paradise by way of Kensal Green is all three at once

Visiting bourbon brand Woodford Reserve's historic Kentucky distillery

With bourbon booming on both sides of the pond, we visit Woodford Reserve's distillery in Kentucky to see exactly why this spirit is in such high demand.

Food identity in Italy's Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna's food culture has survived untouched for centuries. We visit the region of Italy where the lasagne is green and you don't mess with tradition.

Flavour of the Week: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

This week, we sacrificed small plates for a sumptuous eight-course tasting menu (plus extras) at Soho stalwart L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

Inside London's Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant Lima

For Lima's Virgilio Martinez and Robert Ortiz, cooking is about representing not just Peruvian ingredients but the landscape – from the Amazon to the Andes.

Flavour of the Week: Habanera

Think Mexican eats are all about the takeaway? Think again. We visited neighbourhood taqueria Habanera and ate the place out of house and home.

The Foodist: How music festival food found its groove

Goodbye dubious burgers, hello street-food mecca – it's festival season, and if you're hungry, the gettin's mighty good.

Pizza Pilgrims on Italy, street food and the new breed of restaurateur

A book, a van and two thriving Soho restaurants. Mike Gibson meets the brothers behind Pizza Pilgrims, the unlikely leaders of the capital-wide street food revolution.