Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax; Jam on Toast features recent discoveries from the world of food and design. Brought to you by different members of the Faber and Company team, we share what’s getting us excited and inspired as we journey through our wonderfully creative world.
We recently visited Anyho Park, a Grade I listed estate based in Oxfordshire - which is now home to RH England, previously known as Restoration Hardware. The first of their galleries to be in the UK, the team behind RH England have completely transformed Anyho Park to be a destination for design and hospitality. With over 20 rooms filled with varying inspiring decor, RH England have showcased their range of furniture and lighting for living, dining and sleeping spaces. With a camera roll full of images and a mind racing with ideas, we then ventured onwards to find a space to sit and re-fuel. With a choice of a tea room, juice bar, The Orangery and wine bar - we settled on the outdoor pizzeria for lunch. You really could spend a day here, mooching the grounds, exploring the glorious interiors and enjoying all the food they have to offer!
You might have seen it on your socials, the Anya Hindmarch village is one of the places to visit this summer. The Ice Cream Project pop up is a striking summer addition, the flavors inspired by items you are more likely to find in your kitchen cupboards than your freezer. A few that stood out to us were the digestive biscuits, crumpets or KP Original Peanuts. Some of the more daring flavors were Birdseye peas, tomato ketchup and blue dragon sweet chili sauce.
You need to get there early as they sell out of flavors quickly every day! We got there mid-afternoon and there was a limited choice left, mostly ones we weren't keen on trying. In the end we went for the Coco Pops, the last remaining option that sounded like it would be nice. I can't say I would recommend this one as it was just like chocolate ice cream. Well worth a visit just to see the ice cream filled fridges lining the walls though.
Open until the 27th August at 11 Pont St, London SW1X 9EH
Years ago my brother bought me this cookbook and I really fell in love with it. Both of us have always had a love for the flavors of the deep south, and whiskey. But this cookbook elevates the standard cooking to a more refined level without losing the comfort and rustic style of that cooking. The dishes are fun and interesting, and the dialog is very amusing. More than that it's the ethos around the book that I personally love. Lots of cookbooks produce formulas to fantastic dishes, but lack the ability to convey the point of the dish. Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey written by John Currency has a refreshing take on life, but at the same stage encourages the reader to try something and improve on recipes in the book.
Simply put, the dishes are great, the dialog is brilliant and I find myself reading it even when I am not going to cook anything, and I fancy some good inspiration.
On a recent trip to Barcelona I stopped for lunch at ‘the city’s gastronomic experience’ - El Nacional. The building itself hosts four restaurants and four bars. Built in 1889, it initially housed a cafe-theater, fabric dye factory, car dealer’s shop and finally a garage before being transformed into an F&B location. The four distinctly different restaurants host a selection of food from meat to delicatessen, with the bars complimenting each other. The design has recreated a 30s/40s atmosphere with a contemporary feel, whilst ensuring the industrial history of the building is retained. You should absolutely stop off here. even if just for a look round! I recommend La Taperia for tapas or La Parada to have a break from the hussle of La Rambla.
Colours of Arley is a new company which has been set up alongside one of our favourite suppliers, Arley House. The concept is wonderfully simple with infinite possibilities; striped fabrics in any colour combination you could dream of! We love how this offers the possibility of matching to brand colours, match to other upholsteries and means we can create bespoke fabric for our schemes!