Bread Heads: Learning Bread from E5

So… After the tarte-tastrophe and disappointment from my undercooked puff at the Galvin Tarte Tatin competition a few weeks ago, many people have asked me what the future holds in store when it comes to me and cooking. To which I replied… I need a new project… Something that will challenge me… Something that will […]

Galvin Tarte Tatin 2015

I don’t know what inspired me to set this goal, but three years ago I decided that I wanted to win the Galvin Tarte Tatin competition. I know I am a good home baker – my family always asks me to make the desserts for our meals together. Maybe it’s because I wanted to prove […]

Sager + Wilde and The Typing Room

It’s a rare thing to experience passion. The type of passion that becomes all consuming. Be it passionate love. Or passion for your pursuits. I think the ability to be so into something that it literally takes your breath away and sweeps you up – all at the same moment – is so rare that […]

House of St Barnabas

Back in the annals of time I joined a members club – Milk & Honey. I was living in Soho and it seemed like a good idea to have someplace to go for post work drinks. But they made me mad. I hosted drinks there and the bar tenders did not respect the max cap […]

Gyoza with Kuriya Keiko

Once upon a time I lived in Japan and I had a favourite gyoza shop. I went about once a week at lunchtime for a small plate of hand made gyoza, served with a bowl of rice. It was the ultimate in comfort food, especially on a rainy day. When I was getting ready to move away […]