GOOD READS ~ summer


Mmmm, summer, god I love this time of year. Herro summer! Thank you for your warmth and sun rays. While it’s all bright outside and the days coming to a close around nine, I’m hoping to carve out some time to get into a couple of new cookbooks and art/design additions from the list here. There’s nothing better and restorative than carving out some ‘me’ time and for me that’s sitting on the stoop sipping a glass of wine whilst tucking into a good book and watching the world go by.

1/ Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, Christine Rudolph & Ditte Isager
2/ Gustav Klimt: Landscapes, Stephan Koja
3/ Peter Doig (Contemporary Artists), Peter Doig
4/ All Involved, Ryan Gattis
5/ Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel, Heidi Swanson
6/ Wabi Inspirations, Axel Vervoodt

What good reads will you be getting into this summer? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.

CURRENT WORK ~ A Boy Named Sous


I’m sorry to all my readers and followers for not regularly posting pieces week by week. I’ve been exerting my energies into other food-related projects and trying to step away from the computer screen, to give my eyes a rest (my optometrist told me I have very very dry eyes and looking at a screen all day isn’t helping. FACT) after a long days work – so, I’m solly!

Anyhoo…I’m excited to tell you about a new collaboration with the lovely team at Stepney City Farm – Stepney Green’s working farm, rural arts centre and community meeting place in East London. The cafe have started a monthly supper club initiative called Farm Suppers and my teeny tiny food business, A Boy Named Sous, will be taking over the space on Saturday 28 February 2015 from 7pm onwards. We’ll be serving up five dishes of modern British recipes that are homemade, comfort food with a gourmet twist. Seasonality is so important to, I hope, lots of cooks, chefs and foodie-peeps, so expect British lamb, cauliflower, clementines, black winter truffles and more on the menu (if that’s enough to get your excited…maybe not?).

So please come and join us as we’d L O V E to have you there…and most importantly, wish us luck (eek)!

For ticket sales, visit here

To find out more about Stepney City Farm, visit here 

Poster design made by Alaina Wong

CURRENT WORK ~ Elephant in the Kitchen

On another note, I’ve recently been accepted to be a part of a community project with the creative duo behind the food design organisation, Blanch & Shock. Mike Knowlden and Josh Pollen have collaborated with the new open-air venue (run by Corsica Studios), The Paperworks down in Elephant & Castle. It’s a two-part programme where eight participants prepare and cook two meals for each other, and then the menu is refined for a gathering of 80 friends and family, who come and share plates of food and drink.


What an evening it was, cooking outdoors in the dark for the first part, until the technical team were able to fix the lights, figuring out timings with a wood oven fire and having to eat 16 delicious dishes at the end of it. It’s a hard life.

Looking forward to part two.

Blanch & Shock | The Paperworks | Image by Alaina Wong