‘I Can’t Be Bothered’ Sushi Bowl

From top left, clockwise: A dish by Ferran Adrià called 'Seed' - I imagine because it looks like a plate of jism; a deconstructed soup; a famous deconstructed dish by Italian chef Bottura, called 'Oops I Dropped The Lemon Tart'; Some deconstructed scallops, which look like they're trying to escape.

From top left, clockwise: A dish by Ferran Adrià called ‘Seed’ – I imagine because it looks someone has ‘sown their seed’ all over the plate; a deconstructed soup; a famous deconstructed dish by Italian chef Bottura, called ‘Oops I Dropped The Lemon Tart'; Some deconstructed scallops, which look like they’re trying to escape.

Until the late nineties, it was always assumed that food would arrive fully-constructed. A pie was a pie, a soup was a soup, and so on and so forth. Then molecular gastronomy happened.

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Tiosk, Broadway Market

tiosk menu

“Something brewing this way comes … and it’s not coffee!” – so read a sign posted in the latest shop to be renovated on Broadway Market last week. I put on my detective hat, and deduced that the gathering pace of London’s tea movement, (along with the shop name ‘Tiosk’) suggested that if it wasn’t coffee, then this was going to be a new-wave tea shop.

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