Thanks for visiting my blog! A little bit more about me and what I do.... I started writing this blog 6 years ago. It started as a collection of recipes and restaurant reviews for friends and family, and has now grown into what it is today - it's still essentially reviews and recipes, but I've started my own pop up restaurant in the meantime so there's quite a lot about that on here now too. I'm also compiling a cookbook which I hope to publish next year, so excuse the lack of recipes on my blog at the moment, as I try and divert them to my book.
As well as writing my blog, I also run pop up restaurants all over London and the UK, and you can find details and tickets for those here. They are now the number 1 rated pop up on Grub Club and I've had some lovely reviews written about my pop ups:
Crummbs / Wander to Wonder / Miranda's Notebook / Sheerluxe / Cocktails & Caroline / Chiswick Herald / Heroine in Heels / Eat, Travel, Live / Chiswick Mum
In 2016 I did pop ups on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, in September, at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, at interior designers Bert and May's warehouse in Hackney, at the Chelsea speakeasy members club Barts, at wine bar 68 and Boston in Soho and many in my beloved Chiswick.
My next pop up (with tickets left) is a BYOB evening in Queen's Park, at a new venue that I'll be using regularly this year, on Saturday 4th March, with the following menu:
Rhubarb fizz welcome cocktail
Smoked eel and ham hock terrine with rhubarb salsa, pastry puff rolls
Duck and black pudding bon bon with rhubarb coulis, warm cauliflower and radicchio salad, chargrilled spring onions, cauliflower puree
Individual rhubarb and pistachio cakes, rhubarb and lemon bars, rhubarb sorbet
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This year's travel plans so far include a weekend in Paris with my mum, time in Lisbon with my bestie, another set of pop ups on the Isles of Scilly, press trips to Milan (to see the risotto fields) and Tuscany (with Filippo Berrio) and a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Trekstock! If you have any recommendations for any of those places please do send them my way!
Recently I've been asked to write for a couple of websites and cookbooks which is really exciting! I've written a recipe using peppers for The Great British Pepper Cookbook, wrote a series of recipes based on Fifty Shades of Grey for The Daily Mail and I'm now writing for new foodie website Try This For, as well as contributing to the Time Out London blog. I've also started working with various brands, including Filippo Berio, TeaPigs, Sipsmith, Cointreau, Farmdrop and others, who supply products for me to use at my pop ups. As well as this I've had the chance to travel to Tuscany to taste freshly harvested olive oil, and to Japan to learn more about sake and food. Earlier this year I gave a talk on blogging and business at Marie Claire's Work Live event, and I've previously talked all things food at Wells Food Festival.
Happy cooking, eating and all things merry, I'll leave you with some photos of past food creations of mine....................