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Wine, Naturally.

Exploding Bakery @ 2019-06-26 16:08:06 +0100

I’m a luddite and proud of it. For those who don’t know the true definition of the word and where it originates, then I’ll be brief. A Luddite is someone who is opposed to new technology and industrial processes. It stems from the English working class during Victorian times, who began destroying industrial machinery that they thought were threatening their jobs.   Yes I’m a hypocrite. I write these words on a laptop, but I still use a note pad, as I feel pen and paper are more creative, romantic and make me feel more human. I ride a bike...

Chocolate: A Story of Love, Revenge & Caution. 

Exploding Bakery @ 2018-05-14 14:18:29 +0100
With the sugar tax debate heating up and Jamie Oliver calling for the tax to be extended to milkshakes, it might not be long before that ominous candy-floss cloud comes sailing over our bakery and rains all over our cakes.

Signage

Exploding Bakery @ 2018-02-28 16:46:15 +0000

An understated shop front attracts a different kind of customer. One that is open minded, confident perhaps more liberal. Basically, that’s our kind of customer. I first noticed this in an obvious way when looking for places I’d saved on my Google map whist visiting New York. Up and down this street I walked looking for a cocktail bar called Weather Up. I finally found this blank shop front, but here was nothing, no menu, and no sign on the door, and obviously it was closed. It also had mirrored windows, so you couldn't see inside. My intrigue overwhelmed me; I just...

Dessert Island Discs

Exploding Bakery @ 2018-01-11 08:51:57 +0000

One evening, with some mates, I wondered into some weird dark gothic building just off Hoxton Square in East London. Inside it was like some fetish club with stained glass windows on the ceiling, depicting a demonic last supper with skeletons, I felt a little scared. The ridiculously heavy rock music drowned out any chance of conversation. We sat in a restaurant resembling something like the Thunderdrome from Mad Max or a piece of Iron Maiden album artwork. Our food order arrived in a pile on an aluminium tray. It was like being in a prison canteen, but with poorer...

A Licence to Eat Meat

Exploding Bakery @ 2017-11-30 17:18:12 +0000

This is a follow on from the last blog post and very much in keeping with the theme of ethics. But hopefully I won’t bore you with the ramblings of a meat-crazed carnivore deprived of iron. Instead I’m proposing an idea for the future, an Orwellian utopia or dystopia, whatever the difference is, anyway it’s all gonna be desolate farmland and we’ll be living in a world that resembles something like an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. The year is 2046 and Mr Blade Runner wants to head down to Mad Max’s, which the best mother fucking steak house...

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