Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

A taste of the Caribbean

Caribbean beef patties

I was trying to figure out where the most of my influence comes from when it comes to cooking but I think it is a bit of everything and everywhere. Saying that I have very little knowledge about the Caribbean cuisine besides jerk chicken and scotch bonnets.   By coincidence I met Ray who has … Continue reading

2015 foodie moments and munching on pork belly

2015 ended in a bit of a blur. I started a new job, it was mad busy to get everything wrapped up before Christmas and then there was Christmas. I filled the house with people and celebrated in true style! There was lots and lots of food and plenty of wine. The days between Christmas … Continue reading

An evening with Pama Ham

A while back I had a lovely invite to cook with Parma Ham at Cactus Studios. It seemed that the trains did their best to stop me in my tracks (!), with cancelled trains and delays. After what felt like a very long and tedious train jouney I arrived 45 minutes late but luckily it was … Continue reading

Beef Rendang

Having never cooked Beef Rendang I discovered that it is like Swedish meatballs, or beef ragu, everyone seems to have their own twist on this dish. I was sent John Torodes latest cokbook, My kind of Food, and was asked to cook one of the recipes and post a blog. I could choose any recipe … Continue reading

Gorgeous sushi at the Global Sushi Challenge – London

Sushi, one of my favourite things to eat, has an ancient and facinating history. It has evolved with time but sushi was originally fermented meat or fish, prepared for the puspose of preservation. Records goes back to the 2nd century. It wasn’t until between 1827 and 1829 that sushi and raw fish was combined and … Continue reading

Pasta with the master Gennaro Contaldo

I have always loved to meet people who are passionate about what they are doing it is incredible. I was delighted to get an invite to a pasta making masterclass with Gennaro Contaldo. I have seen him many times on TV and he even did an episode of Iron Chef! I didn’t get the opportunity … Continue reading

Dinner at Chequeres restaurant with a bouillabaisse to fall in love with

One of the things I like when you move is that you meet so many new people. Sometimes you meet new friends that feel like old friends almost straight away and this is how I felt when I met L. Perhaps it helps that he is a chef and we have a lot in common, … Continue reading

Barbecue with quinoa salad and refreshing coconut water drinks

Nothing tastes more like summer than a good barbecue. This summer got off to a late start and the barbecue has been standing there, idle. A friend was coming over, she currently lives in a flat and I thought it would be nice to do the full barbecue for her and spend as much time … Continue reading

Lunch at Al Arez with the lovely Steffi from Ginger and Bread

I know I say this a lot but since I started my blog I have meet so many lovely fellow bloggers. When the very talented Steffi from Ginger and Bread reached out to meet up I was really excited. Steffi bakes wonderful cakes and breads as well as food and she has meet Nigel Slater … Continue reading