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The Fridge Before The Frying Pan

Nika Jazaee’s Food Chain series continues with a look at how the food is prepared, and where it is stored After the fish we bought...

Lamb With Limes In Liverpool Street?

Nika Jazaee dreams of the full integration of Iran into today's global culture. When I moved to London three years ago I knew it was...

Calm After The Culinary Storm

As part of her series The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee visits The Crystal Palace Market restaurant to find out what is special about Mondays. Any restaurant...

Who Are You Calling ‘Paleo’?

Going back to the diet of our ancestors does not make you a troglodyte, insists Nika Jazaee. There is no secret that I enjoy writing...

It’s Different For….All Of Us

Throw out all your preconceptions about men and women, urges Miss Carrot.   So I read an article the other day about how being a...

Panama Papers: Is That It?

Nika Jazaee wonders how much we have still not been told – and why. So that’s it, then. The prime minister of Iceland was obliged...

Chefs At Work

In the second part of her series on The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee follows the fish she saw bought at Billingsgate Market into the kitchen...

Easter Is The Time To Resurrect Your Inner Child

Miss Carrot dictates what to do with yourself at Easter. Nika Jazaee took notes. Enough with preaching what Easter really stands for. Regardless of religion...

Calling All You Bunnies!

Our columnist Miss Carrot has dictated her early Easter message to Nika Jazaee. Easter is not solely a Christian festival – as some may erroneously...

Women United

Nika Jazaee points out why there is still a need for International Women's Day - today! Today is International Women’s Day. While millions of people...

My Favourite Restaurants Are The Food of Love

Whether it’s a date (preferably) or with mates (if you must), our inestimable Miss Carrot tells you where to go for food treats on...

Valentine’s Day? Carrot And Figs To All That!

Our very own Miss Carrot prepares Rising East readers for the culinary side of Valentine’s on February the Fourteenth. They say that the two greatest...

The Early Chef Catches The Fish

In the first of a series on The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee goes to Market. It looks like a scene from a wartime field hospital:...

Private Dancer?

Nika Jazaee is captivated by the view from her café. Glimpsed between the crowds of colourful people crossing each other in front of me, I notice a...
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Café At The End Of The Journey

Maloko (the name means ‘journey’ in Cameroon) proves a fitting final destination for Nika Jazaee’s odyssey across East London eateries. Regardless of the weather, Maloko...

Elbow Room

Nika Jazaee refuses to give Elbows Cafe the cold shoulder. The brown and beige exterior of the family-owned Elbows Café next to Hackney’s Victoria Park...

Full Stop

Nika Jazaee says stop right now in the name of good coffee. Yes, make a full stop when you get close to this café on...
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Come In For Coffee And You Won’t Want To Leave

Nika Jazaee gives maximum points to a café called Muxima. Muxima is your local hipster café, if you live in Bow. They don’t have a...

Flowered Up

Nika Jazaee enjoys a little china down the Lane. Pretty Cuppa definitely lives up to its name. In the heart of Brick Lane you will...

Hot Talk: Should Marijuana Be Legalised?

Hot Talk presenter Azana Francis asks students Elise Briggs and Nika Jazaee whether they think marijuana should be legalised, particularly in the light of the latest...

A Feast Of Words

Nika Jazaee relishes the short stories of Anthony Anaxagoru. As you walk into The Underbelly there is a large dining area – tonight it is...

More Than Merely Rhetorical

Nika Jazaee enjoyed an unashamedly political play about South Africa. A play based on political speeches? You must be joking! Turns out some of it...

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