Eating on the frontline

December 2, 2008

From the Frontline to Fish n Chips

[video:youtube:sUhSBTCuGCk] I blame this post on Frontline blogger Rob Crilly. The Nairobi-based, Africa-wandering, freelance hack has taken it upon himself to sample the African take on Fish n Chips wherever he finds it on the continent. Whether it be good, bad, indifferent or possibly dangerous, Rob has kinda foolishly given himself the task of blogging […]

October 27, 2008

The Frontline Burger

They come from far and wide to eat the Frontline Burger. I spotted the Economist’s man in Tel Aviv tucking in during this sitting along with two other club regulars. And at £7 a meatpacked pop, who can blame them.

October 20, 2008

Cool down in Kabul

In Kabul, blazing hot, need to cool down, head to the local ice cream parlour and order yourself a Shir Yakh. No idea if it tastes any good, but SBS reporter Yalda Hakim got to try one as she returns to her birthplace, Kabul and blogs in words, pictures and video what she finds there, […]

May 13, 2008

From the sweet trolley part 1

Part 1 in an occasional series of posts live and direct from the bounteous Frontline Club restaurant sweet trolley. This is a chocolate brownie with some ice cream. It’s a cocosolids-sugarstacked slice of somewhere sweeter than planet earth. Tread carefully, one too many and you may turn…

February 15, 2008

Frontline fodder

British food bloggers descended upon the Frontline Club in London last week for our monthly Food and Wine event. Fortunately, all seemed to come away very impressed. Fraser from Blogjam and the Observer Food Monthly blog had his say, wine blogger Andrew blogged his experience at and Jeanne from Cook Sister! promises me she […]

January 23, 2008

Pizza in Kabul

Kabul hillside, originally uploaded by zedwards. Jean Mackenzie at the Institute for War and Peace reporting tells us how easy it is these days to grab a pizza in Kabul, Friday night at Boccacio, formerly known as Villa Villebita. Remember the old days? You would show up, desperate for the best pizza in town, a […]

August 31, 2007

Khmer Fried Chicken

In our global search for the cutting culinary edge and following on from the latest in Khartoum, we discover – courtesy of Phnomenon – that the devil’s spawn American fastfood chain KFC is coming to Cambodia and it’s coming soon, QSR Brands Bhd is expanding its restaurant business under the KFC brand to Cambodia. The […]

August 30, 2007

Khartoum cuisine

As far as I recall Khartoum didn’t figure in the World’s Best 50 restaurants this year and with highlights like the above it’s no wonder. Frontline Club social network member Andrew Heavens takes the cork off the Sudanese dining scene after his recent move from Addis Ababa, where dinner time was somewhat different.