Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A classic risotto, and one that I have spent years trying to perfect and replicate having tracked the worlds best one to Mosimann’s dining club in Knightsbridge. The key is to cook the rice so that it still has a slight bite to it and to keep stirring the rice to release the starch and…

3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…

Warm Wintry Gins

Warm Wintry Gins

Christmas means stress, frantic shopping, indulgence and general craziness. All of which, apart from the indulgence part, can be super stressful. There is one foolproof way to ease all the festive season madness and that’s with gin! That’s why I wanted to share a few Christmas themed ways to enjoy gin! Easy, simple but warm…

Cicchetti in Venice

Cicchetti in Venice

A great way to eat, drink and explore Venice and it’s quieter less touristy parts, is to pick some cicchetti bars to go between. It’s a cost effective way to see the city and take part in something that’s still part of the daily life of the locals but most tourists ignore or know nothing…

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet, that most classic of classic French peasant dishes. It’s beans, meat and fat, what could be more simple? Well if you’ve ever read the full recipe for a traditional on in the bible of French cooking Larousse Gastronomique, you’ll know it’s far from simple, encompassing numerous steps and hours of cooking. Beautiful as a…