I was recently asked to cater a lunch for a small midwifery charity. Always one to support a good cause (and never turn down a job) I set to work creating a menu… Continue reading


Since it opened I had called Duck Soup one of my favourite restaurants of all time. Great atmosphere, good staff, fabulous hand written and perpetually edited menus, incredible food at good prices. (Gush!)… Continue reading


After a saga of AWOL kitchens, nervous cooks and crowded houses I decided to make my own birthday dinner for friends. Loving a theme as much as I love all food I wracked… Continue reading

bone daddies again

I’ve been before and I’ll go again. And that, regular readers will know, is an uncommon phenomenon. This was my second trip to Bone Daddies and like the tricky second album I was… Continue reading

Homemade pizza

When I cook for people for the first time I always get the same question, and it’s often accompanied by a face and tone of trepidation. “Do you cook like this every night?”… Continue reading

The Drapers Arms

We thought it was Mother’s Day – it turns out we were a week early. On the bright side we probably wouldn’t have got a table if it had been. Moral of the… Continue reading

Good Food Story

Sitting alone, flustered, in an empty restaurant fanning your face with a menu doesn’t sound like a great start to an evening. Well…it wasn’t, but luckily it was only the start of our… Continue reading

Long and Roomy

Assuming you know by now where our loyalties lie* you will not be surprised to hear that I thoroughly enjoyed the Longroom Pub last year. It was a new venture at the time… Continue reading


I was very generously invited as a plus one to a friend’s family gathering last week. I knew it would be somewhere nice and to be honest until I was almost there I… Continue reading

Smokin’ Smokehouse

I have a major food crush on Neil Rankin. Pitt Cue Co, John Salt and now Smokehouse. The place is lovely and the staff are just as nice. You can even get a… Continue reading