Gin and tonic cured salmon

Gin has a reputation as Mothers ruin. Have you ever seen the iconic image by the artist William Hogarth, Beer street and Gin lane? Beer street is thriving and prosperous, Gin lane is filled with misery  and death. This was made to show people that beer was far healthier than gin.     Image from … Continue reading

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Baked figs, ravioli and prosecco braised pork belly

As much as I hate to admit this, not long ago I tried to impress someone by cooking a dinner. It all went wrong and it was like I was hit with a temporary blockage of tastebuds and a complete inability to cook things that never failed before. It was so bad I brought out … Continue reading

An American inspired dinner part II, steak and apple pie

After our little break and some more wine it was time for the main course. The previous courses had been quite small but as we had more to come still we had more food to come so I didn’t want the main course to be too big, I hope there was enough but the plates … Continue reading

A foodie walk through Taste of London

I finally got myself some tickets to Taste of London on it’s 10th year! I know I should have gone sooner but I am usually away but there was no stopping me this year. The first thing, after speaking to some fellow foodie friends was to make a strategy. I did some research and identified … Continue reading

Ham Hoc casserole and spinach & wild garlic soup

I have a new cast iron casserole pot. It is beautiful and I knew as soon as it arrived that I had to use it to cook something. I quickly headed to Robson’s to pick up some slow cooking meat. After some deliberation I got a smoked ham hoc, the meat is so lovely and … Continue reading

Barbecue with mango salsa and veg loaded potato salad

It feels so lovely that the cold weather finally seems to have given in and the warm weather has arrived at last! The difference to wake up to a clear blue sky makes all the difference. Another clear sign of spring is the itchy nose, hayfever kicked in even before the green came out but … Continue reading

A very Swedish foodie affair – part one the fish

There has been a bit of a hype about Scandinavian foods the past couple of years. Mostly done with a twist adding influences from various cuisines. We hosted a large party last weekend in Sweden and for this I wanted very Swedish foods. No twist, no influence from other cuisines (no matter how much I … Continue reading

Guest Blog – Tart Chicken Casserole

This is a guest blog from Sus, a foodie friend of mine. Going to hers for dinner is always a treat and last time I was home in Sweden she cooked a Tart chicken casserole, definitely tart but not too much, just delicious. Sus; Hi all! I have graciously been invited to guest-write on the Food Eat … Continue reading

Cured reindeer, slow roast lamb and cheese

In the days between Christmas and New Year a couple of friends came to London and made time for a stop over for dinner! They are true foodies so I got quite excited and did a lot of thinking of what to cook. I did a small pre starter of prawns to go with a … Continue reading

A traditional Swedish Christmas dinner with lots of snow

I was going to Sweden for a couple of meetings and a Swedish company Christmas dinner. Already on the way I was thinking about Swedish foods and one of my absolute favourites is bleak roe. The bleak roe is eaten with sour cream, finely chopped red onion, finely chopped chive and toasted biroche or blinis. This flavour … Continue reading