Lucy Morgan

Lucy is a food, wine and travel writer. A European native and former resident of North Africa, she is most at home in Asia.
Lucy Morgan
Lucy is a food, wine and travel writer. A European native and former resident of North Africa, she is most at home in Asia.

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Chef turns Russian embargo on food imports to advantage at Birch, his St Petersburg restaurant

Hezret-Arslan Berdiev learned to make good food out of very little as a teenage army cook in Central Asia, and put that skill to good use when Russia halted EU food imports. At Birch he creates complex, unique taste profiles.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:51AM

Hezret-Arslan Berdiev learned to make good food out of very little as a teenage army cook in Central Asia, and put that skill to good use when Russia halted EU food imports. At Birch he creates complex, unique taste profiles.

Chef turns Russian embargo on food imports to advantage at Birch, his St Petersburg restaurant
British-Chinese dual identity explored in creative food photos pairing icons of the two cuisines

Steamed fish rice wrapped in newspaper, century egg in an egg cup – Marcella Chan’s images exploring British-Chinese dual identity will be shown at an exhibition at China Exchange in London.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:23AM

Steamed fish rice wrapped in newspaper, century egg in an egg cup – Marcella Chan’s images exploring British-Chinese dual identity will be shown at an exhibition at China Exchange in London.

British-Chinese dual identity explored in creative food photos pairing icons of the two cuisines
Creative Asian cuisine at London’s pub pop-ups proves a hit with British boozers

Pub pop-ups, where pubs invite chefs to cook for short stints in their kitchens, are taking off in Britain’s capital, with Asian food proving particularly popular among the city’s boozers – and the chefs getting a nice career boost.

28 Jun 2019 - 2:12PM

Pub pop-ups, where pubs invite chefs to cook for short stints in their kitchens, are taking off in Britain’s capital, with Asian food proving particularly popular among the city’s boozers – and the chefs getting a nice career boost.

Creative Asian cuisine at London’s pub pop-ups proves a hit with British boozers
Chinese street food sweeps London – bao, chicken feet, Hong Kong egg waffles – and moves indoors

Taiwanese filled steamed buns, meaty toasted sandwiches, stewed pig’s ears and chicken feet from Xian, and an opulent take on the Hong Kong egg waffle – young entrepreneurs are selling humble snacks in upscale neighbourhood premises.

24 May 2019 - 3:49PM

Taiwanese filled steamed buns, meaty toasted sandwiches, stewed pig’s ears and chicken feet from Xian, and an opulent take on the Hong Kong egg waffle – young entrepreneurs are selling humble snacks in upscale neighbourhood premises.

Chinese street food sweeps London – bao, chicken feet, Hong Kong egg waffles – and moves indoors
Xinjiang cuisine in London: for Uygur restaurants’ owners it’s about sharing their culture

At Etles in Walthamstow and Dilara in Finsbury Park, the Uygur owners offer dishes that give Londoners insight into their traditions, culture and religion.

9 Apr 2019 - 7:39AM

At Etles in Walthamstow and Dilara in Finsbury Park, the Uygur owners offer dishes that give Londoners insight into their traditions, culture and religion.

Xinjiang cuisine in London: for Uygur restaurants’ owners it’s about sharing their culture
Indo-Chinese cuisine pioneer explains why South Asians in Britain like his food so much

Chef Steven Lee, of Hakkaland restaurant in London, combines Chinese cooking techniques and flavours with Indian ingredients to create his recipes, despite having never been to China. South Asians in Britain love it.

11 Feb 2019 - 6:21AM

Chef Steven Lee, of Hakkaland restaurant in London, combines Chinese cooking techniques and flavours with Indian ingredients to create his recipes, despite having never been to China. South Asians in Britain love it.

Indo-Chinese cuisine pioneer explains why South Asians in Britain like his food so much
Famous Taiwan dumpling restaurant makes its debut in Europe with London opening

The Taiwanese restaurant chain’s renowned xiaolongbao – steamed pork soup dumplings – can now be had in trendy Covent Garden. Its London outpost has a new twist – a cocktail bar.

10 Dec 2018 - 8:03PM

The Taiwanese restaurant chain’s renowned xiaolongbao – steamed pork soup dumplings – can now be had in trendy Covent Garden. Its London outpost has a new twist – a cocktail bar.

Famous Taiwan dumpling restaurant makes its debut in Europe with London opening
The Chinese-West African restaurant in London that earned a Michelin star in just a year

At Ikoyi, Princeton-educated Jeremy Chan and his friend, LSE graduate Iré Hassan-Odukale, combine ingredients and flavours from West Africa with Chan’s culinary skills and ideas to come up with something unique.

20 Nov 2018 - 6:50PM

At Ikoyi, Princeton-educated Jeremy Chan and his friend, LSE graduate Iré Hassan-Odukale, combine ingredients and flavours from West Africa with Chan’s culinary skills and ideas to come up with something unique.

The Chinese-West African restaurant in London that earned a Michelin star in just a year
Manish Mehrotra, the celebrity chef who rewrote the rules of Indian cooking, in India and the West

Chef Manish Mehrotra uses traditional spice blends with international ingredients and innovative methods at his understated, award-winning restaurants in London, New York and Delhi.

24 Oct 2018 - 7:09PM

Chef Manish Mehrotra uses traditional spice blends with international ingredients and innovative methods at his understated, award-winning restaurants in London, New York and Delhi.

Manish Mehrotra, the celebrity chef who rewrote the rules of Indian cooking, in India and the West
Deng Xiaoping chef’s grandson on his London Sichuan restaurant and mission to promote the Chinese cuisine

Some of the late Chinese leader’s favourite dishes are on the menu at Zhang Xiao Zhong’s Shoreditch restaurant The Sichuan, where he mixes traditional fiery delights with milder ones.

8 Oct 2018 - 7:18PM

Some of the late Chinese leader’s favourite dishes are on the menu at Zhang Xiao Zhong’s Shoreditch restaurant The Sichuan, where he mixes traditional fiery delights with milder ones.

Deng Xiaoping chef’s grandson on his London Sichuan restaurant and mission to promote the Chinese cuisine
Accidental British Chinese chef and his Michelin-star restaurant in London – the story of A. Wong

After working in his parents’ Chinese restaurant as a child, the last thing Andrew Wong wanted to do was become a cook. He talks about how he ended up opening A. Wong, which has earned a star from the Michelin Guide.

19 Sep 2018 - 10:32AM

After working in his parents’ Chinese restaurant as a child, the last thing Andrew Wong wanted to do was become a cook. He talks about how he ended up opening A. Wong, which has earned a star from the Michelin Guide.

Accidental British Chinese chef and his Michelin-star restaurant in London – the story of A. Wong