Wednesday, 30 March 2011

home sweet (or savoury) home

Roasted butternut squash with sweet spices,
lime and green chilli
Finish work. A quick pick up on Drayton Gardens, then belting it down the A3. I'm happy to say I'm back in the bosom of my family for just one night and of course I have a delicious glorious supper to look forward to. Believe it or not, this is just an average Wednesday night. This is how my mother cooks every day of the year!

Monday, 28 March 2011

food desert?

Lunchtime is always a difficult one. Assuming most of us work, there isn't always time to loiter around a kitchen and create a masterpiece. In fact most people, if seen eating at their desks, are allowed about 15-25 minutes before eyeballs start rolling with disapproval.

Said under breath 'slacking greedy pig, aren't they working on that powerpoint presentation I gave them 15 minutes ago...'

little sunday eats

when? sunday
where? my brother's
why? to EAT! (glass of wine optional)

Boy I love to eat. Anyone who knows me, knows that I talk about food a lot. A LOT! I like to think about it. Talk about it. Describe it. Plan it. Look at it. Smell it. Cook it. Eat it and nothing excites me more than the talk of 'eats.'

Saturday, 26 March 2011

lunch with a slice of supermodel

sasha pivovarova
Another saturday at the Duke of York Square market on King's road. I was doing my usual, eyeing up the rich moist chocolate brownies with fresh raspberries and white chocolate and wolfing into a mouth full of my favourite rainbow food salad wrap. I turn the corner and who else should also have their mouth full (and with a pieminister pie!) but Sasha Pivovarova. Russian supermodel extraordinaire. I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo, but I thought it was a little intrusive to shove my phone in her pie face! I thought best leave her and her husband, Igor Vishnyakov, alone. Apparently she is currently working with Miuccia Prada to produce a book of her own artwork and illustrating a book for Karl Lagerfeld based on Russian fairy tales...

Friday, 25 March 2011

michael pollan

The Omnivore's Dilema & In Defense of Food
These books are such a good read. Michael Pollan is an incredible writer and for the past twenty-five years, he has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect. In these two books, he investigates the political, economical and psychological challenges we face with food today and how we have literally 'forgotten' how to eat. His books make you want to sit up, take note and acknowledge 'real' ingredients again. Who knows, afterwards you might pay more attention to what's on your plate and where it's come from? 
How very primal!