Rediscovering solo dining at Xu in Chinatown

My first foray into solo dining was in 2016, when I did four restaurants in four days before leaving for my backpacking trip around South America. I really enjoyed it, but haven’t done… Continue reading

Harringay Arms – cosy pub and gorgeous pizzas in North London

I’ve been on a slight hiatus from blogging lately, not because I haven’t been cooking and eating, but more because other things in my life have kept me too busy to sit down… Continue reading

Little Kolkata supperclub – Bengali home cooking at its finest

When it comes to your own culture and cuisine, it is very difficult for a restaurant to measure up to your standards. And whilst I do not proclaim to be an expert on… Continue reading

4 tips on how to make the perfect brunch

Go on, admit it. You’re obsessed. You can’t get enough of smashed avocado, runny yolks, healthy smoothies, crispy bacon, and piping hot coffee. You spend your weekends discovering new spots, comparing poached eggs, and… Continue reading

The Swindian explores: London Christmas dinners

The concept of the British Christmas Dinner, which I will henceforth refer to as BCD, remains something of an enigma to me. Ever since I moved to the UK in 2008, I’ve always… Continue reading

The Swindian recommends: London breakfasts

Breakfast might be my favourite meal of the day (though I’m rather partial to a spot of lunch and a decadent dinner, too), and the abundance of London establishments that offer it has… Continue reading

Prosecco-cream soup with smoked salmon

This soup is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a really long time. It’s one that I’ve only ever seen in Switzerland – most recently at a friend’s wedding – and… Continue reading

Beer and baking with Budvar and koláče

I’ve always considered myself more a cook than a baker, as I find it difficult to follow strict rules in the kitchen. Whenever I read a recipe, I think about what I could… Continue reading

Baked haddock with a dukkah crust, lemony spinach, and roasted sweet potato mash

For the Weekend of Food 2017, every guest presided over a course, and my responsibility was the fish course (yes, it was a meal fancy enough to have a fish course). I was… Continue reading

How to spend a relaxing day out in London

London, for all its amazing features, is an extraordinarily busy and stressful city. I’m always running for a bus, careening through the tube tunnels, or frantically trying to find something so I can… Continue reading

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