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The Week in Bites | 29th April 2012

The Week in Bites | 29th April 2012

Amazing cakes from Lilly Vanilli, a tasting tour in Lisbon, bread facts and a $70,000 caviar eating contest in a Russian restaurant

By FDL on

Cake, Glorious Cake

This week we met with self-taught baker Lily Jones. Lily, who is from East London, blogs under the name Lily Vanilli and is one of the capital's most creative cake makers. Over the past few years Lilly has managed to turn what was a hobby into lucrative career that's seen her bake cakes for Elton John, chef Nuno Mendes and even for the movie set of Tron.

We sat down with Lilly to discuss her career and just how she managed to turn her passion into her profession.

Lisbon Tasting Tour

Always ones to bring you useful information on where to eat in the world, this week we took a trip to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. While there we took a look at some of the best shops, restaurants, cake shops and food markets to visit throughout the city.

From the colorful food markets to world famous restaurants it's a fascinating insight into a beautiful city and a great guide if you plan to visit Lisbon with food in mind.

Bread A-Z

Bread, such a humble ingredient, such an unassuming addition to the table and such a great addition to most meals. It's history is rich, variety wide and its uses are plentiful. But how much do you actually know about bread?

This week we took a detailed look at bread in all shapes and sizes and brought you 26 interesting facts about this magnificent creation. From different styles of breads, to history and traditions this is a great resources to learn more about a food you've surely eaten at some point in life.

In The Blog

We brought you some pictures of an amazing piece of art made purely from cupcakes, some beautiful copper pans produced in Italy and the $70,000 caviar eating competition from a restaurant in Russia.

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