Maya Oppenheim


Brewing Beer Has Always Been a Woman's Game

Women have been brewing beer since the days of ancient Egypt, and it was only after the Black Plague that it fell into the hands of men. Thankfully, women are now reclaiming an industry that was pretty much birthed by them.
Maya Oppenheim

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

F. Cooke pie shop in London has been serving homemade pie, mash, and parsley liquor 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
Europe: The Final Countdown

We Asked EU Migrants if Work Benefits Were Actually What Drew Them to the UK

David Cameron convinced EU leaders to essentially prevent EU nationals working in the UK from accessing in-work benefits. But what do the people affected by the freeze actually think about it?
Maya Oppenheim

What Happens to a Family After a Relative Goes Missing?

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

Inside the World of Professional Shoplifters

I spoke to a seasoned shoplifter and one of the "store detectives" tasked with catching people like her in the act.
Maya Oppenheim

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

Inside Britain's Steroid Epidemic

Up to 1 million people in the UK are using illegal steroids—could that be related to muscle dysmorphia, a.k.a. "bigorexia"?
Maya Oppenheim

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

If you're a Muslim in the UK, there's a good chance that at some point you will end up in jail. We asked a Muslim ex-con what to expect.
Maya Oppenheim

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

The UK Just Got Its First Men-Only Mental Health Center

Founder Alex Eaton says that simply having a place where men can go to talk about their feelings could prevent many suicides.
Maya Oppenheim
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