Garlic and chili green beans (pre-birthday Gressingham duck-fest)

These beans are a combination of my garlicky green beans and the green beans in mustard seeds. They can easily be made the day before and then microwaved, or you can make them on… Continue reading

Pre-birthday Gressingham duck-fest: Home-made red wine gravy

  Stars are nothing without their stylists. And although the Gressingham duck was quite clearly the star of the night, it would be nowhere without its amazing hair and makeup artist, the red… Continue reading

A very special cranacake (for Burns Night)

It’s a little complicated. It’s a little tedious. We had a cream whipper, which made things a lot easier. But it is worth every second of preparation! We made the cake batter, raspberry… Continue reading

Haggis (for Burns Night)

This post is just about the haggis. For more instructions on how to host a Burns Night, click here. Step 1: Go to a butcher and buy a fresh haggis. Smuggle it from… Continue reading

MASH – tasty but expensive steakhouse in London

77 Brewer Street, W1F 9ZN I have recently joined Instagram – follow me @theswindian! One of the nice things about December is the abundance of Christmas celebrations. Parties, dinners, lunches… it’s a great excuse… Continue reading

Juanalaloca – best tortilla in Madrid

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Madrid to visit my sister for 3 days. It was a lovely getaway from wintry London, and despite the temperature not being quite as warm… Continue reading

Cava Masterclass with Copa de Cava

Considering how much I love food, everyone (including me) is often amazed at my lack of appreciation, and actually even dislike, of wine. I like to think my palate simply hasn’t adjusted to… Continue reading

Weekend of Food, Day 2 dinner: Cheese platter by La Cave à Fromage (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our Weekend of Food cheese board, kindly provided by La Cave à Fromage. This is a guest post written by Craig McNee, who also wrote about our visit to La… Continue reading

Weekend of Food, Day 2 dinner: Cheese platter by La Cave à Fromage (Part 1)

This is a guest post, written by Craig McNee, a cheese connoisseur who also wrote about our trip to La Cave à Fromage. It describes the first three cheeses that made up the incredible… Continue reading

Stir-fried chicken and pak choi in oyster sauce

I’ve been trying to eat more healthy (mainly because I’m still recovering from the Weekend of Food 2014!), which is why I haven’t been posting a lot of new recipes lately. Mostly, I’ve… Continue reading

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