A 30-minute crash course in Szechuan cooking with L’Atelier des Chefs

Over the past few years, I’ve taken a number of cooking classes in London. I’ve learned how to clean squid, make sausages, and how to do a delicate macaronage, and I’ve loved every… Continue reading

Breakfast in the sky at Duck & Waffle – worth it?

Every London blogger worth his or her salt has dined at the highest restaurant in the UK, Duck & Waffle. Everyone, it seemed, except me. And no wonder, since reservations at this establishment… Continue reading

Warung Padang – cheap and cheerful Indonesian in Bermondsey

Prince Of Wales Road, London, SE16 4XF I spend a lot of time (some may say too much) reading about, and looking at, food, and recently, one of the bloggers I follow, The… Continue reading

Pre-theatre at Lima Floral, Covent Garden

14 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BJ Theatre and food. These are the main reasons I love living in London. And there are few things that make me happier than combining the two! It’s also… Continue reading

La Polenteria, round two – spring menu 2016

64 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UQ Last August, I discovered a small and cosy establishment called La Polenteria in the midst of bustling Soho. I loved the service and the interesting flavours, and… Continue reading

An escape to Cornwall, and a review of Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

After an incredible foodie weekend in Wales, I spent just 4 days in London before getting on another train – this time to Cornwall. A place that I had previously associated only with Malory… Continue reading

A foodie weekend in Brecon Beacons, Wales (plus a peanut chaat recipe)

London is fantastic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is 4 airports with a multitude of cheap flights. It means I have been to some wonderful places recently (Rome, Israel, Munich,… Continue reading

Healthy and delicious teriyaki cabbage fried rice

I never used to like cabbage, as it had a funny smell and looked all strange. It was only about two weeks ago that I realised all I needed to do was to mix it… Continue reading

Feeling fancy – Galvin at Windows (1 Michelin *)

Holiday days are precious things, so when I use them I tend to jump on a flight to… well, anywhere, really! But when my two best friends from Switzerland came to visit, every minute… Continue reading

Ceviche – hit and miss in Soho

17 Frith Street, W1D 4RG My first experience with Peruvian food was a few years ago at Lima, where I left slightly dissatisfied. Ever since then, I have warmed to the cuisine, though I still remain… Continue reading