Born in Kenya to Indian parents, Ravinder Bhogal launched Jikoni as a celebration of immigrant cooking – of the beautiful similarities and intricate differences between cultures and cuisines. Influenced by flavours from South East Asia, the Far East, The Middle East, East Africa and Britain, the fusion kitchen is imagined as an extension of the home, with all of its comforts. Sustainability has always been at the heart, as London's first independent restaurant to go carbon neutral, as well as partnering with non profit organisation, Carbon Neutral.
If you’re keen to try out some of the dishes and can’t make it down to the Marylebone restaurant, check out the Jikoni cookbook. Published last summer, theses ‘proudly inauthentic’ recipes are a bold and exciting combination of cultural influences.
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik Wiking
Denmark is often ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, much of which can be attributed to the everyday philosophy of ‘hygge’. Not directly translatable, hygge can best be explained as a feeling – the warm atmosphere felt when you share food with friends or a cozy evening on the sofa with a loved one. Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, is the perfect guide to all things hygge: from choosing the right lighting to planning an intimate dinner party with friends, Meik has dedicated his career to finding that magic ingredient for ultimate wellbeing. This internationally bestselling book promises to inspire you with practical tips, beautiful photos and recipes to take small comforts in the simple pleasures of life.
Exhibition: David Hockney: The Arrival Of Spring
At the start of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and a lockdown, David Hockney took to his iPad to capture the unfolding of spring in his home in Normandy. One of the most important British artists of the 20th century, Hockney remains an inventive and contemporary figure in the art world, widely admired for his exploration of new technologies and mediums to create his work. This new collection is no different: with 116 pieces all created digitally, the exhibition is a joyous celebration of the natural world, charting the unfolding of spring from beginning to end.
‘David Hockney: The Arrival Of Spring’ is open 11th August - 26th September 2021 at The Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London.
Book tickets here.