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Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.

Issue 42

Join us as we talk about snacking on crickets and take a trip down memory lane.

Pass the Crickets, Please!

Smashed avocado on toast, courgetti and sweet potato brownies, there have been many food trends that have taken the nation by storm over recent years, but what’s next on the menu? Insects, yes you read that correctly, insects are fast becoming the hottest new food craze in the country.

Thanks to places like Africa and Thailand who are eating insects on the regular, various recipe books filled with creepy-crawly meal ideas are being introduced to the market. Apparently, an impressive two billion people worldwide chow down on bugs on a regular basis, so why has it taken the UK so long to jump on the bandwagon? Neill Whippet, co-founder of an edible insect foundation that produce tasty bug snacks, Eat Grub, says: ‘People just need to get over the psychology of it. Crickets are related to shellfish, so if you like prawns then you’ll like crickets.’

Companies like Eat Grub are determined to put a stop to the negativity surrounding eating insects and want prompt people to start introducing them into your diet. Did you know that Grasshoppers contain the same amount of protein as lean ground beef but with a smaller amount of fat?

So, will you be crunching on a packet of dried crickets for your afternoon snack?

Masterpiece London, 2017

Boasting some of the best works of art from around the globe, Masterpiece London is one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions for art lovers far and wide. Coinciding with London Art Week, this spectacular exhibition will be taking place from 29th June – 5th July at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The fair will be accommodating everything from fine jewellery to delicate antiques and will be featuring pieces from over 150 dealers and galleries from all over the world. So, whether you are an avid collector of fine art or simply want to ogle at some creative works of genius, there will most certainly be something there to catch your eye.

In addition to fine art, there will also be an opportunity for visitors to sample some tasty goods from Scott’s Seafood and Le Caprice.

Clear the diary and prepare to be stunned with artistic royalty! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2tXMeC2

Remembering Life before Internet

Technology has come so far in the past decade and thanks to having access to the internet on our phones/iPads and watches, we’ve got the world in our hands 24/7. After researching this topic, I have rustled together a few cherished memories that people have treasured from back in the good old days before the internet ruled our lives.

  1. Ignorance is bliss: We’ve all been there, sitting in our fleecy pyjamas, watching First Dates with last night’s leftovers while we check our Instagram feed. We are faced with images of good looking strangers with a tan on a beach in Bora Bora, sipping long island teas. Sometimes it’s just best not knowing what other people are doing so you can happily watch rubbish TV in the evening without feeling pitiful.

  2. Actually getting things done: Wouldn’t it be nice if we could work our way through our daily to-do list without getting distracted every five minutes? There are constant questions running through our brains including, how long does it take to cook chicken, what’s the weather like next week and what year was the first Harry Potter film released? These burning questions are so important that it takes three times as long as it really should to complete a simple to-do list.

  3. A sensible bedtime: ‘Just one more episode?’ a question that seems so harmless, until you realise it is 2am and you are all of a sudden watching the series finale of The Walking Dead.

  4. Never being late: Before Whatsapp and emails, it was not possible to cancel or postpone plans, you made a plan and stuck to it. Nowadays you are just a tap away from pushing back appointments or catch-ups with friends just because you spent a little longer in the shower than you should have.

  5. Being surprised: These days you need to lock yourself away in an empty room to avoid finding out who won The X Factor before watching the finale on catch-up because the results are posted everywhere on the internet just moments after the votes are in.

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Food Chat and Fashion
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Food Photos and Hackney Canal
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RIP Sir Roger Moore
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Arts Fringe and Roger Mayne
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David Adjaye and No More TV
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Day of the Dead
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Our Death Row Meal
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Brexit is Upon Us
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Our Outlook on Beards and Punk
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Population Boom and Jazz Hands
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