Cooking for comfort

I think most people have a dish or a food that they go to in times of stress or anxiety. As well as a good chicken stock soup, mine is a good Bolognese sauce. When I am anxious it has…

‘Those Late nights’
‘Hot Toddie ’

‘Those Late nights’   ‘Hot Toddie  ’

      Being unable to sleep, feeling anxious perhaps to the point of despair, having next to no appetite – I know for one that I have experienced this rather emotional state. Eating is indeed one of the last…

‘Lemon and Ginger Tea ’ ‘6AM’

‘Lemon and Ginger Tea ’  ‘6AM’

  I first heard 6AM when sat at a friend’s kitchen table in Cornwall, on a weekend away, it took my breath away. It is about a person who is helping a heartbroken friend. This person is actually in love with the friend…

For the Love of Food

For the Love of Food

The 24th of June 2016 was a memorable day. The EU Referendum result which is proving to be an historical political shake up and on a lesser note, I set off to London for a family wedding. The wedding was…

‘Kiss This Troubled Mind’ ‘Chocolate Kisses ’

‘Kiss This Troubled Mind’ ‘Chocolate Kisses ’

It is widely known that chocolate can be the ‘go to’ food in times of despair, it is thought to those who desire it that it comforts and soothes… As it turned out the Chocolate kisses I have made for Nade’s…

Interview With Louise Marchionne

Interview With Louise Marchionne

Lou Marchionne, Head Chef and ‘Salad Queen/Machine’ of the Better Food deli on Whiteladies Road. Like a culinary Trojan she cooks salads, soups, stews, bread, terrines, pate, pizza, tortilla, Italian flatbreads, and frittatas on a daily basis. Upon request your meal can come…