Home Made Honeycomb with Goat’s Curd Toasts

Some days, are shockers. There was a great book that my mum and dad used to read to us when we were little; ‘ Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day‘. “I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out […]

Spiced Ceviche Boats with Tiger’s Milk- Life...

Oscarsfeast 2013 Continues The film: The dish: The reason: ‘Thank you Lord Vishnu. Thank you for coming in the form of a fish and saving our lives.’ Not everyone may be as grateful as Pi to eat raw seafood for breakfast. But after floating for weeks on a raft in the Pacific with only a […]

Eggs en Cocotte with Leek and Tarragon – Amo...

The film:  The dish: The reason: Despite their advancing years George and Anne Laurent still have a fantasy Parisian apartment, a shared flirtatious twinkle and a love of Schubert. Their final movement begins over an egg at breakfast. A shell is broken and soon so is the smooth veneer of their marriage, as Anne slips […]

Silver Lined Crabby Snacks – Silver Linings ...

It’s that time of year again. And so it begins. The movie:  The dish: The reason: Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has not had a good year. What with the time in an institution, restraining order, balancing medication and managing the disappointments that come at 4 am when you finally reach the climax of ‘A Farewell […]

Festive Stuffed Mushrooms

  At many tables in the following week across the world; this will play out. There’s a group coming around for dinner. It’s festive. Which means everyone should play nicely. In my past life, I spent two and a half years hunched in cold lecture theatres and over a laptop so I could get a […]