Maya Oppenheim

The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Gözleme and Gungo Peas at a 19th Century Street Market

Welcome to The Last Bite, our new column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments in a ramen-slurping, matcha latte-sipping, novelty cafe-obsessed world. First, we visit London's Ridley Road Market.
Maya Oppenheim
2.24.17
british food

Meet the Regulars at One of London’s Oldest Pie and Mash Shops

F. Cooke pie shop in Hoxton has been serving homemade pie, mash, and parsley liquor (never gravy) for generations. “Loads of customers still come in a few days a week,” says owner Joseph Cooke. “We have some in their 90s.”
Maya Oppenheim
5.11.16
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We Asked EU Migrants to the UK How Much of a 'Pull Factor' Benefits Really Are

In all the EU deal talk, it seemed as though the only people not asked about the in-work benefits freeze were those who'd be affected by it.
Maya Oppenheim
3.13.16
Stuff

What Actually Happens When Someone Goes Missing in the UK?

Hundreds of thousands of people are reported missing every year, but most of us know very little about what happens next.
Maya Oppenheim
2.26.16
News

How Payday Loan Companies Are Ruining Students' Lives

One in ten British students have resorted to payday loans to get them through university, and with lenders actively targeting those whose maintenance loan hardly covers food and shelter, the situation is only going to get worse.
Maya Oppenheim
2.4.16
News

How the UK Is Failing Female Asylum Seekers Who Are Victims of Rape

Despite the fact that 70 per cent of women seeking asylum in the UK have suffered sexual violence, domestic policy fails them.
Maya Oppenheim
12.18.15
NORTH KOREA

Inside the Secretive Kitchens of Britain’s North Korean Refugees

“There is nowhere in the UK you can buy North Korean food but I cook it for my family at home everyday,” says Lee Min, a North Korean refugee and chef now living in Manchester.
Maya Oppenheim
12.9.15
Stuff

What's Driving the Rise of Steroid Use in Britain?

As one in ten gym-going men are affected by muscle dysmorphia, we look at the part steroid use has to play in the disorder.
Maya Oppenheim
11.23.15
Stuff

Racist Guards and the Myth of Radicalisation: What It's Like Being a Muslim in British Prison

If you're a Muslim, you are more likely to end up in jail. We asked a Muslim ex-con what to expect.
Maya Oppenheim
10.29.15
farming

An Urban Farm Is Teaching Ex-Offenders to Grow Salad Leaves

After recovering from his own addiction problems, Steve Glover set up the Severn Project, an urban farm located on the outskirts of Bristol employing people from socially excluded demographics.
Maya Oppenheim
10.22.15
Stuff

The UK Just Got Its First Male-Only Mental Health Centre

When suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 35, a centre like this one is undoubtedly long overdue.
Maya Oppenheim
9.29.15
jewish food

It’s Not a Rosh Hashanah Feast Without Honey

Instead of welcoming in the year with disappointing club nights and surge charge Ubers, Rosh Hashanah lets you celebrate the new year gorging on honey cake.
Maya Oppenheim
9.14.15
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