Boris Johnson has reentered one of his preferred cultural genres — the cringing political video slogan — and once again, tied it to food. First there was the “oven ready” Brexit deal; then there was the culinary confessional before the 2019 general election. Now, tied to the “Build Back Better” slogan for Conservative party conference — a slogan, indeed, shared with U.S. president Joe Biden — come a trio of food and drink videos all revolving around words that sound a bit like “better,” but are not better than “better,” and are therefore the worst. Here, now, the three clips straight from food hell:
“Build Back Bitter”: an English political classic, this, appealing to pubco patriotism.
“Build Back Batter”: A seemingly strong, but in fact fragile carapace holding back a White Centre. Choose your own metaphor for Britain.
“Build Back Butter”: Appalling technique.
When life gives you lemons, first ensure they are not sculpted patisserie lemons that will set you back £20
Parisian master Cédric Grolet is coming to London.
It’s Bread Week on Great British Bake Off
All change on Heddon Street in Mayfair
Fallow, known for a striking cod head and sriracha dish, will close before moving to new premises.
D&D seeks a new owner
The group formerly owned by renowned designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran is in talks over a £100 million takeover. [Sky News]
Gastropub steaks give Twickenham another try
The Crane Tap will open on the site of M Bar and Grill, as the group run by Martin Williams looks to reinvent itself to better serve the area. [Big Hospitality]