Lewishambles on Tour: Meatopia 2017

I am not usually one of *those* bloggers. You know, the ones who run to every street food festival/hot new opening/street market to give you their hot take on whatever's new this week. This is largely for two reasons: 1) Because I blog so infrequently I don't think I deserve the term; and 2) Who … Continue reading Lewishambles on Tour: Meatopia 2017

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Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

Everybody has one. You have one, even if you're not admitting it. Hiding in your cupboard, lurking in the fridge. It's the "shame jar". The ingredient you purchase thinking "yes, I absolutely will make this obscure/easily bought pre-prepared/used in teeny-tiny quantities recipe enough times to justify this purchase." In my case, it's usually a result … Continue reading Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

“Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies

I love me a bit of Katharine Hepburn. There's that poise, the determination, the total give-no-fucks ambition that defined her as an actress and meant she lived her life on her own, fabulous terms. Also she was basically both my fantasy girlcrush in the Bringing Up Baby and my fantasy Nana in On Golden Pond. … Continue reading “Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies

Cooking the Books: “Frulingsbrot”

Proper German baking is something I've I've aspired to achieve ever since I first set foot in Berlin about 8 years ago. English bakeries have something slightly down-at-heel, something slightly tatty and sad. I remember huge plastic-fronted counters, usually poorly-lit, with rows and rows of brightly-coloured biscuits, chocolate-covered eclairs and always, always some garish-red glacĂ© … Continue reading Cooking the Books: “Frulingsbrot”

Cooking lessons with Chef Anthony: my Kenyan souvenir recipes…

Oh, hey y'all. Did I mention I went to Kenya recently? I went out to assist our pal Laura in running her fourth medical camp with her wonderful charity Patchworking Against Poverty which helps provide front-line treatment to patients in southwestern Kenya. It was a truly humbling and wonderful experience and I got to see … Continue reading Cooking lessons with Chef Anthony: my Kenyan souvenir recipes…