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David Ellis

David Ellis is the editor of the Reveller. He writes regularly about eating and drinking, and is a keen practitioner of both.

Business

‘For now we’ll take it’: Small business owners welcome Sunak lifelines

Extension to reliefs recognises ‘this isn’t going to get better overnight’

Music

Festivals in 2021: Sun, cider and no more social distancing?

As the live music scene readies itself for a big return this summer, festival organisers tell us about how they’re preparing

Restaurants

#SaveHospitalityRishi: Chefs back campaign calling on Sunak to help

The industry is warning that jobs will go if the Chancellor does not continue his support

Restaurants

Robin Gill teams up with StarChefs for St Patrick’s Day feast

The chef says the menu has been inspired by his childhood in Ireland

Food + Drink

Social Media Diet: How TikTok & Instagram influence us more than ever

TikTokers might iron chicken and whip coffee, says David Ellis, but the internet’s top chefs have never been bigger

Books

Slow Rise by Robert Penn: a Sapiens-with-wheat story of humanity

Far from being yet another book on how to achieve the perfect sourdough starter, Robert Penn’s engaging account encompasses every aspect of bread, from how it fuelled entire empires to which grains he could grow on his own allotment, says David Ellis

Food + Drink

Award-winning winery to donate 100% of sales in aid of hospitality

From now until March 8, the winery will donate every penny from every bottle sold to the charity

Food + Drink

Glastonbury festival has its own cheese now – this is what it’s like

It’s difficult to wax lyrical about a hunk of cheddar, says David Ellis, but bravo to Michael Eavis for making the best of a bad situation

Restaurants

Fast food chain Wendy’s confirms first UK opening in over 20 years

The group left in 2000, but are back for another shot at the British market

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

Raise a glass to London’s locals: Inside the battle to save our pubs

The bars are dry, and landlords need a plan — fast. David Ellis reports on the fight to save the city’s beloved boozers

Restaurants

Eight perfect pancake deliveries to sink your teeth into

If Pancake day has crêped up on you this year, try one of these last-minute options, says David Ellis