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.

December 30, 2018

This will be my fifth visit to Sicily but I am still peeling back the layers and discovering places that take my breath away.

Travellers who have been to Venice, Florence, Rome and Milan, will relish a part of Italy that is raw, covered by layers of history with dramati...

December 28, 2018

That week between Christmas and New Year is known in our house as the Festival of In Between. It is a curious, untethered time when people don’t know what day it is, or whether the shops are open or not.

Rather than questioning who we are and why we exist at all, we try...

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