When I was 10 years old I’d spend my evenings cutting recipes out of my mum’s magazines and pasting them into exercise books (until she realised what I was doing and made me stop chopping up her magazines before she’d read them). I’ve still got the books and their glue-stiffened pages mark the beginning of my lifelong obsession with food.

I’m a food writer and recipe developer. You can contact me at (gin is a family hobby) or failing that, try the nearest charity shop. I’m normally sat on the floor, leafing through the cookbooks and contemplating buying another set of individual casserole dishes.

A note on copyright: Writing and photography copyright Jassy Davis © 2015 unless otherwise specified. You may not copy or otherwise reproduce any of this material without prior written permission. All rights reserved.


21 Responses to About

  1. harriet says:

    Great blog, will definately be trying some of the recipies

  2. zaphodfreek says:

    I am also loving your blog. Excellent stuff.

  3. Jacqui says:

    i Gin and Crumpets,
    Thank-you so much for the blog that i have followed since your start in Cork. I saw that an Indian girl had contacted you for some tips etc on attending the school. I was being shy, but having Tanquaray and Bombay Sapphire in the cupboard and having a splash of the latter have taken up the Dutch courage to contact you. I have signed up and will be a student in the Sep class.

    Congrats, I think you have graduated? I wanted to know if you could let me know some of your honest thoughts, tips and advice for the coming three months. A winter in Ireland. I cant wait. ( Not) Currently living in California but originally from Tipperary. Anyhow are you up for a communication, skype? Or any stuff you would be glad to share.
    I was at the school a month ago and looked for you. Had lunch with Tomasitia( Mexican food ) and the Allens and an australian guy who was in the class. He went to try and find you but we didn’t luck out.

    Said you were good at the wines!!! Identifying them that is

    Anyhow G&C hope you will be able to touch base, Tried to send to your email but says not a valid email!


    • ginandcrumpets says:

      Hi Jacqui – congratulations on signing up for the course. You’ll have a fabulous time! I’ve sent you an email.

  4. Ed H-B says:


    I’ve just linked to your website, can you add a link back to me? 😉

    I’ve built all of mine on wordpress a very handy platform.


  5. Ed H-B says: that is 🙂

    It’s currently just a blog, but the urban apparel is coming soon 😉

  6. I’ve just added you to my link list. cause anyone with the name ginandcrumpets as their blog name, loves gin and does gin tastings gets my type of happiness!

  7. Karolina says:

    What a lovely place you have here. 🙂 Great pictures, interesting recipes – I hope I will try some of your recipes in the future. All the best from Yorkshire Dales. 🙂

    P.S. If you still struggle to sleep (I do :/) count the blessings rather than sheep. 😉 (sorry I have sen “White Christmas” recently 😉 ).

  8. nomnomgal says:

    Loving the blog. Hope you don’t mind that I linked you on mine!

  9. I love your tagline. This is my attitude to food entirely!!

  10. Bill Stillman says:

    Trying to send some info to you via e-mail but ,the address advertised on your site keeps bouncing.

    Please could you supply me with correct contact details

    Many thanks,

    Bill Stillman

  11. Deborah Burley says:

    Hi there,

    I’m contacting you from Twofour, an award-winning, television production company that makes a wide-range of programmes for major broadcasters, including “Educating Yorkshire”, the BAFTA-winning “Educating Essex” for Channel 4, “Bradley Wiggins, A Year in Yellow” for Sky Atlantic, and Jasmine Harman’s My Hoarder Mum and Me.

    We are currently in production with an exciting new cooking show TV pilot in which the audience get to ask top chefs culinary questions, and learn the skills and tips needed to master the dishes they’ve always wanted to.

    The pilot will take place in October, and we are trying to get the word out in order to speak to as many potential audience members as possible. I was wondering whether it’s something you may be interested in yourself? I’d also be so grateful if you could post our flyer on your blog/twitter feed/Facebook for us? Let me know what you think and if that’s ok, i can email the flyer over to you.

    Thank you for your time.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kindest regards.

    Deborah Burley

    Twofour Broadcast | Researcher | 0207 438 1968

  12. Ashwin says:


    Hope you are very well and enjoying great gins! We would like to offer you to write a review of OHUMM, World’s First Exotic Fruity Genever.

    Please visit and please let me know so I can sent you some additional info and samples of the product for tasting!

    Please also visit the webshop of one of our distributors: for lots of info on the products.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Many thanks,


  13. […] We’re opening a café at the Farm in the next few weeks and I had a lovely trip with manager Jassy Davis – who took the terrific videos and pictures here – to sample some of their delicious […]

  14. jo boissevain says:

    One more talented blogger in the helen graves and skint foodie mode – love it.

  15. Hello,

    My name is Paul Bungener, European sales manager for FAIR.

    We are an independent spirits producer. Our brand “FAIR.” is the world’s first line of socially responsible spirits.

    We have just launched FAIR. Juniper Gin and I wanted to know if you could help us spread the word and perhaps would be interested to try.

    Looking forward to hear from you.



  16. Elvina says:

    Hi there, could you please email me your contact details (email add)? I would like to get in touch for some exciting PR opportunities.

  17. James Grant says:

    Hey Jassy,

    Would for you to review our new gin subscription service, we team up with a different distillery each month to produce a limited edition gin and curate a selection of mixers and cocktail ingredients to accompany it. Our website is

    Let me know,


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