One of the lovely things about creating something is seeing how it’s received.  After what seemed like an elephant’s pregnancy, ‘A Suitcase and a Spatula’ has been working its way into the hot little hands of folk in Sydney and London and lots of places in between.

It’s making itself comfortable during storytime on the couch and as breakfast reading alongside some sterling looking porridge, rhubarb, juice and coffee.

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I’ve loved hearing what recipes have worked – and sometimes over instagram or email being able to see the results. It seems that as a cold nip hits the air of Sydney the roast pumpkin, apple and ginger soup with maple nut crumble is winning over a few fans.

Since it hit shelves there have been some lovely write ups online from some of my favourite blogs, like Nuts About Food Italy’,

 Liberty London Girl and

La Domestique.

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And now I’ve spent the last couple of days doing a bunch of radio interviews here in Australia.

But some of the greatest thrills have been the publications in the UK that have featured the book.

There was a lovely four page piece of recipes and travel tips last week in Grazia (file attached).

A grand story in Psychologies 

A terrific excerpt in last Saturday’s The Saturday Times

An escapist recipe in Stylist

A nice piece in The Telegraph

and to start it all off there was Emma Sturgess’ very kind review in  Metro

There are a few other exciting things in the pipeline too. But it should go without saying, if you cook something from the book and want to share, I’d love to know how it goes.