Apparently the internet is saying today is Grilled Cheese Day. So I’m doing a recipe for grilled cheese, aka a cheese toastie if you’re from the UK. If the internet told me it was International Jump Off A Cliff Day you’d probs see my Instagrams of the nearing coastline.
Cheese toasties are the numero uno [...]
As someone who has spent a lot of time working around Fitzrovia and Oxford Street I fear that end of town. Unless I’ve got mega-mission I prefer to stay a little further down, so when the Regent Street peeps asked me to share my favourite haunts it was a no-brainer. A shopping trip ‘up west’ [...]
I’m still on a high from a blissful weekend spent in Copenhagen visiting the amazing Fiona aka #goonsquad, with Sarah and Helen. I have been known to rant on about how much I hate minibreaks, the totally tourist aspect makes me cringe HARD, so it was a delight to be taken around the city by [...]
When it’s this cold I immediately turn to lentils, they’re comforting, easy to cook and stupidly cheap. This Christmas I made braised puy lentils and it despite being the cheapest and easiest dish, it was also one of our favourites. The mix of red wine, bones and herbs give it a rich and satisfying flavour, [...]
This weekend I went to see Jiro: Dreams of Sushi, a film about Jiro, a humble and calm 85-year old sushi chef who has practising his craft since he was nine. He rarely takes holidays and is yet to take retirement and let his 50 year old son, Yoshikazu succeed. It was a lovely chance [...]
I like to start my day in the healthiest way possible, sometimes it’s downhill all the way from there, but at least I’ve begun properly. Recently I’ve been obsessed with making banana breakfast smoothies every morning, they’re really quick, filling and super tasty, you just chuck it in a blender. It’s just the thing to [...]
Gravadlax is one of the few Christmas-appropriate dishes that feels really treaty and momentous but isn’t disgustingly fatty or bloaty. Salmon is fairly high in fat, but it’s good fat and sliced paper thin it means you don’t really eat huge amounts of it. I made it up a few days before Christmas and it [...]
Does anyone else get tapas fear? That subconscious small plates worry that you won’t fill your belly, it’s a really concern for a total pig like me.
I had my food radar on red alert at Tramontana Brindisa, the latest tapas kitchen from the Borough-based Spanish food importer. I was quickly calmed by some super-strong [...]
Slightly insufferable pose c/o Christmas booze, Lol-hat c/o my sister, Uniqlo shirt, Etro skirt, Chiswick car boot sale boots. 2nd pic: propping myself up with a bottle of wine, naturellement
The O’Carrolls (well the London branch) don’t really stand to tradition, my dad always cooked the festive meal growing up and we had the traditional Christmas [...]
Gail’s Kitchen opens to the public tomorrow, it’s a new venture from Gail’s Bakery, the people who bring you the posh baked goods, and I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview evening at Myhotel in Bloomsbury. The principle is that as a bakery they’re using their oven mastery to create original dishes [...]