Rambla, Soho

If there’s one type of cuisine I’m guaranteed to always get excited about, it’s tapas. A childhood of sunny Spanish holidays seems to have ingrained it in my blood and if there’s a new tapas popping up somewhere, it’ll shoot straight to the top of my (ever expanding) list of places to try. Such was…

Prawn & Mango Courgetti Salad with Sweet Chilli Dressing

In recent months I’ve really been trying to pay a lot more attention to what I put into my body and how it responds. Last year, after quite a long period of trying to figure out why I was getting stomach pains, I had my gall bladder removed. It’s a pretty minor operation and very…

Temper, London

It says on the homepage of Temper’s website: Barbecue, Tacos, Wine, Mezcal, Good Times, and that pretty much sums it up. Temper occupies a corner plot in one of the big new developments on Soho’s Broadwick Street, you’d be forgiven for not really realising it was there as most of the restaurant (and the magic)…

Breaded Jerk Prawns with Mango Salsa & Hot Sauce

For those of you who don’t have it in your calendar, you may be unaware that this week is Caribbean food week! To celebrate, the lovely people over at Grace Foods sent me a hamper of five Caribbean ingredients and challenged me to come up with some tasty and exciting recipes to get you all in the carnival…

Copita, Soho

Mediterranean food has a special place in my heart. Having spent many summers in Spain, eating way too much paella and tapas, I have fallen in love with their laid back, sharing way of eating. I love the social aspect of everyone sitting around a table together, sharing drinks and food and everyone getting to…

Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay CA

On my recent travels in California Sam’s Chowder House absolutely has to be up there as one of the stand out eating experiences. Having visited a couple of times now I make a special effort to try and visit whenever I’m over there. Perched on Half Moon Bay overlooking the water, the restaurant has spectacular views and…

The Loft Bar & Bistro, San Jose

I accidentally stumbled across The Loft one Sunday evening when I was wandering around trying to find somewhere that was actually open, as the Thai and Japanese places I had wanted to try were both closed. The Loft looked pretty quiet but the menu sounded good and everywhere else that was still open was fast…

Sīno, San Jose

If you’ve begun reading this expecting another London restaurant review, then think again! I’ve recently spent quite a bit of time in California so expect to see a few gems from across the pond popping up on here! Ironically for my first review, I’m going to begin at the end… For my last week in…

Roast Pepper, Crab & Prawn Rainbow Pasta

I’ve been indulging my pasta obsession again and have finally come up with a great recipe to use my rainbow striped pappardelle. These colourful pasta ribbons were the humble beginnings of what is now a fairly moderately sized colourful and unusual pasta collection. I don’t like to hoard them and let it all gather dust…

Chilli Squid & King Prawn Black Spaghetti

I was really excited about cooking this dish, mainly because I LOVE pasta with a passion. I have a little collection of interesting pastas including some rainbow striped pappardelle and a selection of multicoloured farfalle. I also picked up some black squid ink spaghetti at a food market a little while back and have been…