‘Tis the season to have a drink and, God, don’t we need a drink at the moment. I’m amazed I haven’t started swapping milk for gin in my breakfast tea. Luckily for me, the kind people at Chase Distillery have sent me a bottle of Continue Reading

Do you know the best way to convince people you are serving them a rare and expensive gin, and not a two-for-one special you bought in Asda? A heavy glass. Serve your gin in a heavy glass and people think you have splashed on the good stuff. Pour your finest, artisan gin […]

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And so we come to the final recipe from the supper club. Given the loose English theme and our strong desire to keep things simple, Eton Mess for pudding was inevitable. It’s such a helpful dessert. You can make it ahead, keep all the elements in the fridge / a huge […]

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Three Salads For Autumn

On September 23, 2016 By

Yes, still talking about the supper club. Still living on past glories, as the year creeps towards its end and I get reflective on long, dark nights.

We served a mix of salads at the start of the supper club, because it’s very important that people eat their vegetables. […]

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Having decided to serve crab at our supper club, Naomi and I needed to pick side dishes. We were serving salads as our starter, so we didn’t need to pack in the veg (even when hosting a supper club, I am focussed on making sure people eat […]

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We did it: Naomi and I hosted a supper club for 30 people at 68 and Boston and everyone got fed. In fact, they got fed quite a lot. Four courses, starting with salad and ending with cheese, all loosely themed around the notion of English food.

I […]

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In a fit of enthusiasm, I bought too many courgettes. This can’t be a problem many people have. Enthusiasm is not something normally associated with courgettes. Resignation, maybe. Regret. A little light puzzlement. These are all classic reactions to courgettes. An entire fridge drawer filled with courgettes often elicits panic, dizziness […]

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“Do you want to do a supper club with me?” Naomi asked and wobbled slightly on her stool. We were out for dinner with friends and had enjoyed pre-going out glasses of white wine, pre-dinner glasses of prosecco and then a few glasses of dinner wine, which had come in a nice, […]

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London basked in a heatwave for two days. But on the third day, the weather gave in. Blue skies were swamped with sweaty grey clouds and the air was thick with the promise of rain.

Obviously I had a table in The Rosendale’s pub garden booked for the third day. A PR had invited […]

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In this blog post, I’m mostly demonstrating how terrible I am at icing. Just look at this cake. The top slopes like a patched roof, all buckled and drooping. The frosting is smeared and mottled. I could claim that the speckles are vanilla seeds from posh white chocolate, but we all know I used Continue Reading