Korean Beef with Enoki Noodles

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married woman in possession of a child must be in want of a wife. My apologies Ms Austen for the bastardisation of your tidy prose. But golly, wouldn’t it be lovely? (Can we park to the side the fact that I have a terrific husband? Thanks). But […]

Braised Beef with Kale

Braised Beef with Kale

Come for dinner Thursday night? I’ll make beef pie. Excellent. I’ll bring the wine. So was the text exchange between us and one of our oldest friends last week. Those who have been reading for long will know him as ‘Chef’ from our shared trip to El Bulli (five years on and it’s still one […]


Steak Tagliata with Lentils and Mushrooms

  This is a meal for modest celebrations. It’s about that time. I think I’m officially on maternity leave. Well, at least until January, when the edits for the book come back. It’s strange to be starting your maternity leave when your baby is 15 weeks old- right about the time when others are slinking […]


Swedish Meatballs with Quick Pickled Cucumbers

I’m getting itchy feet again. It might be because it’s been a while between jaunts. I have a feeling I might need a little less conversation- and a little more packing. I’ve been chatting about our habit of folding ourselves into the back of planes a bit lately. Yet it was still a surprise and […]


Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean, Pork and Beef Stew...

There are dishes that come in remembrance of a place. Things like pigeon pastillas from Marrakech, fish tacos from Baja, and coconut tapioca for Phi Phi Island. In fact, there are probably enough of them to make up a book (which is now available for pre order from Amazon). And then there are dishes you […]