October 28, 2013
Diwali is the most celebrated festival on the Indian calendar. Known as the Festival of Lights, Indians across the globe get together with those closest to them for the 5 day long event. Candles are burned to symbolise good over evil and food is at the heart of the enjoyment. So let’s talk food…
September 10, 2013
The weather is about to turn and the warm balmy evenings are slowly disappearing. It’s this transitional season change that makes me dream of heart warming dishes, which lead me to think about chillies. Chillies are remarkable and can be included in everyones diet even if you don’t like it hot.
August 18, 2013
It’s all go go go. I’ve just returned from the Durban Good Food & Wine Show and I’m already looking ahead to the next one. Next week I’m returning to my home town to share some more recipes at the Bolton Food & Drink Festival.
August 4, 2013
For years now chefs have talked about eating seasonal produce and how eating seasonally means we have to add less as the flavour is so darn good. I began to wonder…do we really need to season our seasonals?
June 19, 2013
In August I’m packing my spice tin and heading off to South Africa to appear in the celebrity chef theatre at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show. My days will be filled with demonstrations, interviews and hopefully sampling of local food and wine.
June 14, 2013
It’s that time of year again when one of my favourite charities Find Your Feet starts their fantastic campaign to raise funds through sharing. I love sharing a meal with someone, whether its catching up with old friends or having a business meeting, after all, most of my meetings are about food. Over the next few months why not host a dinner party and raise money to help some of the poorest families across the world build a future free from hunger.
May 23, 2013
Yesterday I was invited to a networking event with a twist at the East India Company in London. An evening of tea and chocolate tasting whilst learning about the rich heritage behind an iconic brand that has shaped the world of tea.
April 16, 2013
When I got involved with cooking I must have been around 3 years old. Imagine having a toddler running around in the kitchen, throw in the worry of having knives and hot pans around, and you have a kitchen nightmare! Or do you?!
March 25, 2013
Ladurée is one of the world’s best known luxury cake shops who have carved their name into the patisserie world because of their mouth watering macaroons. Established in Paris in 1862, it has reached worldwide acclaim and can be found across the globe, including Saudi Arabia, Sydney, Japan, and most recently opened its doors in Hong Kong at the end of last year.
March 8, 2013
I regularly run masterclasses to immerse people into the wonder of spices and the fantastic flavours they have to offer. Last week I ran one at a very special venue that made the food taste even more incredible.