The Centre for London’s publishing programme delivers handsome works of journalism with a twist: not only are they fun reads but they also come with wise policy suggestions. The centre has just published the latest in its London Essays series – in a large-format print magazine and online – on the meaty theme of food. Henry Dimbleby, founder of the healthy food chain Leon and backer of numerous food stall-cum-truck spaces, argues that London needs a great central retail food market; Monocle 24 regular Lisa Markwell looks at the hazards for a booming restaurant scene. Meanwhile, food campaigner Rosie Boycott insists that cities offer solutions for obesity. It all makes for a rare example of a high-minded organisation that knows how to break out and meet the people.
Source: Monocle / Image: Steven Joyce