40 Foods at 40

Early this year, in the middle of a stingingly cold and choppy Atlantic Ocean, a toast was raised for me. I had turned 40. It’s a ‘big one’ they say, but honestly I don’t get hung up on age – one minute I can act like a stroppy teenager, the next have all the wisdom…

Time for Comfort Foods

During these challenging times…. how many times have we seen or heard that now? Or swap ‘challenging’ with unprecedented or unusual. Still, we know, we get it. I sometimes, two months in, continue to have waves of moments where I’m in disbelief, and it takes a little while to comprehend just what is happening across…

Cookery Class in Mauritius

Think of Mauritius and palm trees, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water all pop into mind. Yep to all of the above, but the food….THE FOOD. For a teeny island the influences and styles are quite phenomenal, ranging from Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. And boy, did I eat. A word of warning however,…

Masterclass on board Britannia with Marco Pierre White

Yep. That’s me and Marco. It was one of those slightly surreal moments in my life, where I walk into a room and Marco Pierre White is there in his chef whites looking busy and cheffy. Being an avid Masterchef Australia fan, where he comes on for ‘Marco Week’, as soon as he walks through…

Review: Lakaz Maman

If you know me, you know I just love breakfast and brunch, so I was super excited to try out breakfast at Lakaz Maman in Southampton. Lakaz Maman, meaning ‘Mum’s House’ does certainly ring true to it’s laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The interiors are vibrant, and it just makes you feel happy being there!