Welcome to Foodys

Foodie (Foody) is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. The word was coined in 1981 by Paul Levy and Ann Barr, who used it in the title of their 1984 book The Official Foodie Handbook.

Welcome to Foodys.us this site is dedicated to the foods of the world primarily focusing on the city of London and surrounding communities.  Deborah and I have lived in London and Surrey from December of 2005. Relocating to the Untied Kingdom from the Netherlands for work we decided to put this Internet resource up to provide a place for us to document our love of food and exploration of foods and restaurants in London and England.

This site contains many resources including a very heavily populated link section and log that is sectioned off into the different commercial resources such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, and markets. Most of what you’ll read here is strictly our opinion.

Our definition of food…

Food to us, is much more than the staple of life. We live to eat, not eat to live, that is how much we adore food and everything about it. We love learning about new cuisines and especially experimenting with the cuisines at home. Because food is so important to us, everything we cook with is absolutely the freshest, we would never consider using or eating packaged, jarred, or prepared foods, you never know what you are getting and what about the flavor, there is none. Why use these types of foods when fresh is always available and packed with nutrients. Food is always prepared with love in our home, from the simplest of sandwiches to a 4-course gourmet meal, that is what makes food so special.

Watch what you eat

For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

  • The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  • The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  • The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  • The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  • The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


  • Eat and drink what you like.
  • Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Friend and Mentor Rene Verdon – Dies at 86

Chef Verdon was my inspiration to enter the food service industry and the news of his passing brought great sorrow to both Deborah and myself.

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