July 1, 2014
My short research trip to India has come to an end and I was sad to say goodbye to one of the busiest cities I have ever known.
June 24, 2014
My stay in Hyderabad was short but I managed to eat 3 meals a day and sample the best local dishes the city has to offer.
June 20, 2014
I’ve been to India many times, but this food research trip was long overdue. On my last trip I sampled all the usual delights from street food through to five star hotel restaurants, and never went hungry nor did I feel disappointed with the food choices. I’m half way through my trip and it feels like I’m in a whole new city. It’s as if foodie Mumbai powered down and it’s reboot is tastier, more exciting and evolving quicker than ever.
June 11, 2014
There’s nothing more exciting than shooting images for a new cookbook.
April 19, 2014
I’ve decided to do something crazy and have signed up for a cycle challenge for the wonderful Action Against Hunger charity. In October I’m going to be packing my water bottle and cycle helmet and heading to Rajasthan in India for a mammoth 400km cycle.
April 9, 2014
Last night I hosted a spiced chocolate truffle event at my favourite London venue – Alno. The exclusive networking event for Female Focus was full of interesting, successful women who didn’t hesitate to kick off their heels, roll up their sleeves and pop on an apron.
February 9, 2014
Dry rubs and wet marinades have always been popular and I often get asked what I prefer – do I make a rub or make a paste – does it really matter?!…the ultimate question…to rub or not to rub?
January 14, 2014
It’s that time of year again when the shops and markets are filled with those amazing little bitter oranges from Seville. They are too tart to eat on their own but they make fantastic marmalade. So what are you waiting for????! Get marmalading!!!
December 9, 2013
Christmas is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing – food, mulled wine and all things spice! I absolutely love Christmas and dare I say it’s not for the right reasons, but if only as an excuse to share good food and drinks with those I love. Since I moved to London I have been spoilt for choice around this time of year as there are so many special restaurant christmas menus, mulled wine wafting from the shops and wonderful seasonal produce available absolutely everywhere. I just wanted to share what Christmas means to me and let you in on my christmas day menu which I start planning before December hits!
November 21, 2013
I’m looking forward to seeing some of you next week at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. Lots of cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs including loads to see, taste and buy.