The Telegraph – Fancy a cup of something a little different?

A piece I wrote for The Telegraph recently about the rise of rare and unusual coffees on the market today :-) Coffee-shop culture – and in particular the rise of the artisan coffee shop – has raised awareness of unusual premium blends. Keen to replicate this experience at home, coffee fans are increasingly willing to [...]

The Telegraph – Top 10 coffee accessories

A little piece on the 'Top 10 coffee accessories' out there for enthusiasts of a good brew that I wrote for The Telegraph's coffee loves guide... With coffee shop culture a firm staple of British life, it’s no surprise coffee has its own annual day of celebration, although for most it’s International Coffee Day every day with [...]

Kentishtowner – Top 10 Perfect Picnic Tips

If you’re planning on heading out to your local beauty spot for a picnic before the blink-and-you-miss-it English summer is over, then read my top tips to picnic perfection here... Happy Picnicking!

Eat Travel Live – Best Portuguese Custard Tarts

You can thank 17th century Portuguese Catholic monks and their recycling efforts for the Pastel de Natas, or Portuguese custard tarts. To ensure crease-free habits, the monks and nuns used egg white for starching and avoided waste by using the precious yolks in their baking leading to the proliferation of the country’s sweet recipes. Facing [...]

Kentishtowner – Happy Baking: How to get the most out of baking..

I wrote an article for the Kentishtowner last year on the many mental health benefits of baking and how it has helped many, including myself. With another series of The Great British Bake Off having kicked off last night, there's little doubt the country will be talking nothing but cake in no time. So while it's firmly [...]

Eat Travel Live – Best Sausage Rolls in London

Thoughts turn to sausage rolls at this time of year; flaky, buttery pastry with a generous porky filling, ideally consumed under a blanket of cloudless skies. In recent times, this once humble picnic item has become a much more butch affair and with so many great places to choose from, there’s no reason to find [...]

eat.travel.live – Best Brownies

Crumbly and cake-esque or with a fudge-like finish, whatever your preference there’s a brownie out there for everyone – and let’s face it, everyone, at least that I’ve ever met, loves a brownie. Personally, I love this all-American treat with a not too rich dark, dense middle and crisp top. Brownie purists may balk at [...]

eat.travel.live – Best Banana Bread

Banana bread began appearing in cookbooks in the 1930s, popularised by resourceful housewives of the Great Depression keen not to waste their over-ripe bananas. Today, they are still the most popular snacking fruit and a slice of banana bread with its low GI is an ideal choice if you fancy a slow-release pick-me-up that won’t [...]

eat.travel.live – Best Doughnuts

Several years ago, with arms and mouths open wide, London entered what has become a lingering embrace with the artisan doughnut. It’s not hard to fathom why this movement has been so happily adopted. Gone are the old greasy dough balls and in are the delectable doughnuts with inventive fillings and fashionable toppings that I [...]

Kentishtowner – ‘How to host your own brunch’

Instead of popping out to your favourite cafe this weekend, why not invite your mates round, says local patissier Clare Zerny... Recipes in link.. http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2015/01/22/patisserie-diaries-host-brunch/