I'm not going to pretend this is the quickest or easiest recipe in the world, but it is a good one. Fresh pasta is always impressive, and this one is filled with a lovely seasonal spicy pumpkin before being drizzled with a simple sage butter sauce which is definitely all worth the effort. You can see how long this takes (about 1 hour 30) from the light changing so drastically in the clip, but do let me know how you get on if you give it a go. You will need: Small pumpkin Smal
The lovely people at Foodies Festival have given me three pairs of tickets to give away to their excellent Christmas festival! Running from November 28, 29 and 30th at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, they have got some great chefs like Ernesto Paiva of Bubbledogs (which I still have not been to due to the ridiculous queue every time I try) showing off their skills and there will be a Pudding Hall (see above) and my personal favourite - a CHEESE VILLAGE. A Village of Cheese.
So yesterday's video post, or 'vlog', got me the most hits I think I've ever had in a day, so with some time on my hands this morning I thought I'd do another one and this time put some proper clothes on and do my hair. I was ravenous, so this is a healthy yet hearty breakfast dish called shakshuka - further explanation in the clip. The places I mention in the post are Ottolenghi's, who has a fabulous little place in Angel as well as Nopi, which I love. I also use his book Pl
Hello all and welcome to my first Vlog. I'm pretty terrified about this, so please do be nice. I'm attempting Delia Smith's Spring Onion, Potato and Cheese Soufflé - you can view the actual recipe here - and for some reason I thought it would be good to film it, spur of the moment without any makeup on and wearing tracky b's. I will be slicker next time, but I'm afraid my yellow sauna kitchen will still look exactly the same. Let me know your (nice) thoughts! #souffle #delias
And so we have come to the third and final part of my Mallorquin food safari. Those of a sensitive disposition should look away now as I must warn you this post contains enough roasted baby animals to give even the staunchest carnivore a healthy dose of the meat sweats. Suckling pig is a big thing on Mallorca, and it is one I embraced wholeheartedly. Having once braved an entire roasted little piglet, which came to the table basically intact one Christmas at Shoreditch House,
I think we already know that brunching is a bit of a hobby of mine; in my previous life as a PR person I have eaten far more than my fair share of swanky egg based breakfast dishes. At one point I expect I was probably averaging about a pint of hollandaise a week thanks to the temptations of the Wolseley, Charlotte Street Hotel and all of the Soho House group establishments - Cafe Boheme even gave me a 50% off loyalty card to go with the stone I packed on. Don't get me wrong,
This post should probably be titled Jo Eats... Prawns, but I'd already set myself up with the series name so never mind. I think we ate prawns every single day we were in Mallorca, and not one of those ten or so dishes was anything but brilliant. It is not rocket science: massive fresh prawns straight out the Med, douse in sizzling garlic oil. Anything would taste good in that garlic oil. But still, I wanted to show you a few of the best ones we had. Here are a few in the tra
¡Hola food friends! As some of you will have gathered from my brand spanking new Facebook page (do go over and Like me), I've just returned from a glorious ten days in Mallorca / Majorca and I selflessly used my time there to investigate the local delicacies with gusto in order to come back and tell you all about them. Here I am above bravely supping a hefty 275ml of the local cava on the sundrenched powdery white sand of Alcudia Bay. I know, tough life etc. Like Rimini, Alcu