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Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Editor

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

Cognac: shining the light on this famed French spirit

A trip to four very different cognac houses shows how a spirit born of tradition is entering a new era

Nieves Barragan Mohacho: my career in five dishes

First at Fino and Barrafina, and now at Sabor, Nieves Barragán Mohacho has earned a legion of fans by faithfully reproducing traditional Spanish recipes. The results, as these five dishes prove, are often magical

The Foodist: two centuries of Simpson's on the Strand

A trip to a genuine relic reminds Foodism's editor Mike Gibson that London's food scene has a history that's unmatched

Everything you need to know about speciality coffee

If the world of speciality coffee feels impenetrable, fear not – we've enlisted some industry experts to tell you all the need-to-know info

Le Pigalle, Paris: hotel review

We head across Channel to Le Pigalle, a boutique hotel finding a niche amid the sex shops and strip clubs of an up-and-coming Paris neighbourhood

The Foodist: on Hackney council's disastrous new licensing policy

A controversial new licensing policy could spell disaster for Hackney's nightlife scene. It's time to get involved

Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

There's thoughtful, creative cooking to be found at quintessential Fitzrovia restaurant Pied à Terre, where punchy flavours meet surprisingly new-school wines

M Restaurants has announced its Young Chef of the Year winners 2018

Hamish Pearce of Pidgin was crowned 2018's Young Chef of the Year at M Victoria, with Jamie Gardner and Adebayo Folarin grabbing the other two prizes

Adam Handling on The Frog Hoxton and creating a sustainable food empire

The ambitious chef-patron of The Frog Hoxton and Frog by Adam Handling talks to us about the new incarnation of The Frog E1, his hotel opening and how he's fighting food waste across his growing restaurant group

The Duke of Richmond, Hackney: restaurant review

It might serve a French menu in a British boozer owned by a chef versed in Italian cooking, but there's no identity crisis at Tom Oldroyd's latest venture – just simple and frequently brilliant cooking

The Foodist: Tottenham to step pitch-side dining up a notch in new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur is the first Premier League club to bank big on food and drink

Melitta Barista TS Smart: product review

Many in-built coffee machines can make a meal out of what should be a simple act. The Barista TS Smart's connected app makes it customisable and fun, too

Dandelyan, Southbank: bar review

New menu The Modern Life of Plants aims to take acclaimed bar Dandelyan's conversation about sustainability to an industrial scale

Ben Chapman: My Career in Five Dishes

As founder of Smoking Goat and Kiln, Ben Chapman has pioneered a style of Thai-inspired cooking that makes the most of great British ingredients. He talks Mike Gibson through five dishes that sum it up

5 places to drink natural wine in London

Get your funk on at bars and restaurants that specialise in natural and low-intervention wines

5 things to look out for at London Wine Week 2018

London Wine Week is back from 14-20 May, enlisting some of the capital's best venues for a city-wide celebration of the world's favourite drink. Here's what not to miss...

'For the Love of Food' wins Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year's unearthed® Food in Film award 2018

The film, by Rob Evans, Matt Roberts and Chris Roberts, wins the prestigious awards' unearthed® Food in Film category, in association with Foodism

Sexy Fish, Mayfair: bar review

The new bar menu at Sexy Fish features drinks made with carefully sourced ingredients that play with flavour, texture and perception

Toronto, Canada: the people and places ushering in a new food identity

We head to Toronto, Canada and find a 21st-century city that's newly confident, with a drinking and dining scene to prove it

The Blind Pig, Soho: bar review

Social Eating House's speakeasy-style bar brings a playful touch to its latest menu, inspired by some of the UK's best-loved children's books.