Giant potato rosti | The pleasures of sucking spag bol through a straw

I was reading a new cookbook, Midnight Chicken & Other Recipes Worth Living For by Ella Risbridger (new cookbook on the power of cooking as a remedy, well worth buying both for the narrative and for the recipes), on the train the other night and started thinking about how food writers often contextualise their recipes … Continue reading Giant potato rosti | The pleasures of sucking spag bol through a straw

A brief pub review, an even briefer restaurant review and a recipe for when you receive jar of posh beans

Whether it’s down to being busy at work or having a fresh batch of exams to worry about or simply because it’s winter and I have really cold fingers in winter, I’ve had writers’ apathy recently. Not to say I haven’t had ideas on what to write on or recipes to share, but I’ve just … Continue reading A brief pub review, an even briefer restaurant review and a recipe for when you receive jar of posh beans

Another restaurant that I don’t want you to go to, plus The Sloan Loaf™

My sincere apologies for the lack of posting recently – I’ve been writing quite a few things at work so home writing has taken a bit of a back seat (that’s a massive lie, I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve taken up knitting and it’s bloody great. Will make scarves on commission – … Continue reading Another restaurant that I don’t want you to go to, plus The Sloan Loaf™

Kind of Two Restaurant Reviews, More Just an Ode to Food in Novelty Recepticles

A couple of weeks ago we had dinner at Bucket in Notting Hill, a seafood restaurant where prawns, mussels, whitebait and all sorts of other ugly sea-dwellers are served, surprisingly, in a bucket. The bread was free (and served with a gloriously soft salty butter that I treated like a dip), the sofa seats had … Continue reading Kind of Two Restaurant Reviews, More Just an Ode to Food in Novelty Recepticles

A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 3 (The Birth)

I’m back from my holidays, and after two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia I return no more tanned (monsoon season is not the time to go if seeking sun) although slightly burnt after falling asleep on a sunbed on the one day we did receive sun; depleted of blood from the number of mosquitoes that … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 3 (The Birth)