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Ben Viveur The Epicurian musings of Benjamin Nunn

English - Food, Beer, Drink
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Ben Viveur · 3d ago

Has the GBBF lost its G?

Right, that's another Great British Beer Festival over for another year.And, to be honest, at the end of the week, I've come away feeling a tad, well, underwhelmed. Meh.Normally, I'd put tha...
Ben Viveur · 1d ago

Why does everything have to have a 'quarter' these days?

Whatever claim BoxPark Croydon stakes to being South London's premier nightlife hub, it was always going to have a little local competition in the form of the stuff that was there already.Cr...
Ben Viveur · 2W ago

BV London Pub of the Year 2016-17 - part two

Here we go with the second part of this year's Pub of the Year contest. And in many ways, it's far more exciting than the first because it's the turn of the new contenders. In Top of the Pop...
Ben Viveur · 1M ago

BV London Pub of the Year 2016-17 - part one

It's that time of the year again: The excitement! The suspense! The engraving of a trophy with the name of the same pub that won last year, probably! Yep, we're back for the 2016-17 London P...
Ben Viveur · 1M ago

Lost Breweries: G is for Gibbs Mew

It's hard to believe, given the relative ease with which we can enjoy 8-10%+ DIPAs and Imperial Stouts these days, but there was a time, specifically the time when I started drinking, when a...
Ben Viveur · 1M ago

Croydon boxes clever

Since we moved out of London into more rural pastures, our nearest 'town centre' for 'doing stuff' has become Croydon (which, technically involves venturing back into London, but you can't h...
Ben Viveur · 2M ago

Probably an example of why you should never talk politics on a food blog

This has been, without doubt, the most depressing Election Campaign in history. Not necessarily the most depressing Election - that was 1997, obviously - but back then defeat was entirely ex...
Ben Viveur · 2M ago

Where have all the anchovies gone?

Let me tell you the story of Umberto the whale:Umberto was a great big whale who lived in the sea. He was a happy whale, swimming about all day and getting bigger and bigger all the time.Umb...
Ben Viveur · 3M ago

Beauty, Nespresso and the reluctant coffee convert

I have a friend of a friend who I see maybe once a year. Every time I see him he asks me, without fail, 'where are the best places to go to see lots of fit girls?' as if I'm some kind of aut...
Ben Viveur · 4M ago

Perry, Pear Cider and Pedantry

If there's one thing worse than petty pedantry, it's petty pedantry that isn't even fucking correct. We don't hide behind snowflake protection screens around here. Some people are Complete F...