The Bite Magazine - Autmn/Winter 2020 - Issue 28

ithout a doubt, 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic and economic turmoil. It has impacted many businesses and individuals in a climate that has been more severe than past recessions. Let’s hope that this traumatic era will come to an end soon, and we can all revert to some kind of normal life. With Christmas and the New Year approaching, I hope that the nations around the world will be able to celebrate somehow despite the hardships and untimely deaths of friends and families. With two lockdowns affecting the hospitality industry, we marginally managed to bring you an exciting review of indulgence desserts at Creams Café. This chain of ice cream parlours with 90 locations across the UK started filling the gap in the market for desserts in 2008. We also give meat lovers a taste of Kansas City barbecue experience with our feature on Bodean’s in Covent Garden. We encourage you not to miss out by indulging in NOMO vegan chocolate bars which are absolutely delicious. During this current climate, many galleries and museums started showing their exhibitions online with virtual tours. We feature two artist exhibitions - Nathalie Boutté’s Way Down South and Sarah Anne Johnson’s Woodland at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York on until January 2021. The British Museum has two exciting exhibitions on show - Arctic: Culture and Climate and Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution and we marvel at The Met Fifth Avenue’s About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition in New York. The mysterious artist The Weeknd is one of our music celebrities in this issue. We discover why he was so reluctant to reveal his identity at the beginning of his career and his seeming thirst for blood-fuelled mini sequels in his music videos. The return of the Pussycat Dolls after ten years with new single ‘React’ got fans swooning over their sexy and semi-erotic dance routine on The X Factor: Celebrity, The One Show, and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway although there were some complaints from parents. A lot of film releases were set back by the pandemic lockdown with several being rescheduled. We look at three directors and their work including Latino-Canadian Patricia Chica’s Montreal Girls; Latvian-American Helen Alexis Yonov’s The Gesture and the Word, and Rwandan-born Adelin Gasana’s High on Heels . We also dived into the selections of films that were scheduled to be shown at the BFI Flare London LGBTIQ + Film Festival including Blood Sisters, 2 Dollars, After That Party and Bathroom Privileges. We hope you will enjoy reading the Autumn/Winter 2020 issue 28 of the Bite Magazine and we look forward to serving you once again in 2021. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance everybody! editor’s letter Front Cover Credits Photographer: Tony Wellington Fashion Model: Karen Overton Make-Up: Tina Prajapat All rights reserved. Reproduction of pictures, articles or artwork in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copyright @ TRT Associates Ltd 2020 biteletter Natasha Yexley W Editor in-Chief