Food. Life. Travel.

I like to describe myself as a teacher first, chef second. My career as cookery teacher, caterer and writer spans three long, eventful decades. One day, I will write a tell all memoir!  I will name names. My great love is to invite people to my rather chaotic kitchen table and plie them with simple food, litres of wine and regale them with tales – some true, some ‘embellished.’ But now, I’ve reached the point in my life when my family and friends have heard my stories, jokes and travel tips so many times that their eyes glaze over as soon as I open my mouth. My other obsession is to travel with groups of like minded people, so my stories and recipes originate from many destinations, from home and abroad.

April 23, 2018

There is a blog page to which I am devoted– Atlas Obscura and its offshoot, Gastro Obscura.

Over the last few years, I have taken hours out of my travelling itinerary: finding an ‘obscure’ private museum in Naples, discovering a ‘ghost town’ in the Tuscan countryside or...

April 8, 2018

“In my village, when a poor man eats a chicken, we know that one of them is sick”,

Jewish, Italian, Chinese proverb.

Surely, chicken broth, in all its manifestations, is the world’s most comforting food. Why is this so, do you think?

 Photo credit: Chinese Egg Drop S...

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