‘In times of need, there’s nothing that fits the bill quite like a dram of whisky’. Wise words from my wonderful mother which give some explanation to the perception of whisky I had as I was growing up. It remained a drink for the rents with an offer that was never extended to the children. … More Balblair Whisky Tasting
Last week, I found myself back at the gorgeous Food at 52, this time to get to know Berry Bro’s The King’s Ginger. The golden, warming liquer was first made for King Edward VII to pep him up on cold morning rides on his horseless carriage and according to the website, it’s since been been … More An Edwardian Banquet with The King’s Ginger
Katherine Frelon is a wonderfully creative chef who spreads the joys of French food and wine across the UK and US. Katherine calls herself the ‘scatty chef’, but in reality she must be the complete opposite to juggle the incredible portfolio of culinary activities attached to her name. Not only does she run ‘home cookery’ … More A French feast by Katherine Frelon at Food at 52, Clerkenwell
Anyone who’s come to ours for dinner before will be familiar with Thomasina Miers’ guacamole and tomato salsa recipes as we serve them for starters all the time. We make them in abundance, serve them with chips made out of deep fried tortillas and stuff our faces until there’s no room for mains. Im sure … More Mexican Food with Thomasina Miers at Wahacas, Westfield, Stratford
Going to MsMarmitelover’s is an absolute treat. Kerstin Rodgers, the woman behind the name (and the fascinators), is responsible for bringing supper clubs to the capital and continues to throw a fabulous mix of demonstrative food events in her Kilburn home. I recently attended the Underground Farmers Market, a candlelit mix of street food stalls, … More The Underground Farmers Market, @MsMarmitelover’s, featuring Greenwich Smokery, Reiner’s & E5 Bakehouse.
It’s Chocolate Week this week, and there seemed no better way to start it than tasting some top-class treats at William Curley’ new pop up in St.Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden. William Curley has been awarded Britain’s Best Chocolatier by the Academy of Chocolate for five consecutive years, and this simplistic, stylish pop up will … More William Curley’s Chocolate Box, Covent Garden, London
“Champagne is the only wine that enhances a woman’s beauty.” Madame Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV. (1721 – 1764). Last weekend, I was drunkenly bumbling around Epernays Avenue De Champagne, dubbed ‘the most drinkable street in the world’, visiting some of the most prestigious champagne houses, Moet and Chandon and Mercier. It’s a hard … More The Champagne Houses of Epernay, France