Wednesday, 5 September 2012


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Friday, 31 August 2012

Rude Food

So finally a post of photos of our Rude Food event in Brixton. Thank you to every one who took part in this night to make this such a great event! To Rosie and Helen in the kitchen! Our wonderful serving staff (Alice, Alice,Annie, Elsie, Teresa, Amy!), To beautiful Alice Pennefather for her amazing photographs, To the chaps a Brick Box for a great venue (despite the power cuts!) and of course to all our wonderful guests who splashed out on a ticket and made it a really great evening! (especially the group on the first night who promptly removed all their clothes!)

The Menu

To Tease and Tantalize
A slippery nipple before your own, very personal Canniepé
The Aphrodisiac
Wild Malden rock oysters with a watermelon and cucumber brunoise, or undressed on request
Delectably soft poached quails egg with watercress puree (v)
Succulent & tender beef carpaccio with asparagus, parmesan, creamy horseradish
Spring green salad with parmesan and lemon zest (v)
The Main event
Poached smoked haddock, atop crushed jersey royals, in a creamy white wine  & wholegrain mustard sauce, crowned with samphire.
Chesnut and porcini mushroom parcel, on a wilted spinach bed topped with gruyere (v) 
The Climax
A duo of panna cottas, with lightly poached rhubarb and sugared ginger curls
And, to finish you off….
 Melt in the mouth honeyed chocolate truffles with a cheeky pinch of Malden sea salt

Hoola hoop from the lovely and talented Layla

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Pig Face Cake

Have a look at what I was asked to create for Joanna Fuertes-Knight's Girl Eats Food Party at VICE last week... Follow this link to see the full event and to check out the Girl Eats Food column.

I was quite proud of his snuffly little face...

and my apple painting skills too:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Rude Food

The lovely Steph and I are putting on a supper club at the Angel Pub in brixton....

We like Rude. We love Food. Its perfect really.
Let us sate your every appetite with Rude Food.

Get warmed up with canapés off a peachy bottomed lady, slippery nipple in hand, and let us finish you off with an unctuous, well rounded sweet with curves in all the right places.

It's much more than just a dining experience, you will be immersed in interactive saucy art, inspired by the classic and tastefully shot Rude Food from David Thorpe in the very early eighties (pictured). Slick and sexy, but nothing stays like that for long does it?

Arrive at 8pm for your 4 course dinner, a free drink on arrival and a full evening of teasing. 

Running for Friday 29th & Sat 30th June, tickets must be bought in advance via

Space is limited so make sure you get them tickets booked!

After your meal you will be invited to stay and enjoy the wonders of SEXY ART by the chaps at Brick Box until 2am.

"For this event, some of London's Sexiest Artists will be oozing art from every crevice, licking it from ****, exposing and investigating it. Yeah baby, they'll be uncovering their **** and sharing seminal *****. Mmmm...peer-to-peer exchanges and engagement whilst initiating...mmmmm...formal and informal art practises...ooh baby...oh - and...offline."


*Live performances from Continental Operations
*DJ Rutters Smooth Tunes
*Vegetable portraiture

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Brixham Cockles & Clams

The last few weeks have been absolutely mental working with the Gingerline girls! It's not up yet but check out their website in the next few days to see what I have been getting up to. I hope this may go a little way to explaining why I have been so quiet (or lazy) on the blog front.

This weekend I have swapped Brixton for Brixham in Devon and am having a throughly foodie time with my parents. Last night the mamma and I had a feast starting with this dish, Cockles & Clams with smoked bacon, prawns & rosemary oil.

The local fishmonger Stephan was given a bag of clams that morning by one of the local fishermen and did us a very good deal so I couldnt resist making this little dish.

1 Smoked bacon rasher (or lardons), Sliced
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tomato, finely cubed, seeds and core removed
1 glass dry white wine
1 squeeze of lemon
Curly parsley
100g shells off prawns (little brown shrimp would be great)
2 large handfulls each of clams and cockles
A drizzle of rosemary oil (optional)

Fry the bacon in a large pan until crispy. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more before adding the white wine and a generous knob of butter. Fiercely simmer the wine for a few minutes to burn off the alcohol. Meanwhile place all the molluscs in a large bowl of cold water and after a few minutes discard any that don't close. Add the rest to the pot along with the prawns and cover with a lid. Cook on high for a few minutes until all the shells have opened - discard any that don't. Add the tomatoes and chopped parsley and season with some black pepper. Divide into bowls and drizzle with rosemary oil (Basil oil is lovely here too).

Serve with hot baguette and a chilled white wine.

We followed this with a rare rump steak, salad, asparagus and holandaise sauce.

Finishing up with a stinking camembert and grapes. Good work La Mamma.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Makerel Pate with Beetroot and Orange Salad

Delicious. Get the best smoked mackerel you can find. Flake it into large chunks. Add some black pepper, a spoonful of creme fraiche, a generous grating of fresh horse radish and a squeeze of lemon juice.

For the salad peel and grate one beetroot and two carrots. Squeeze out any excess liquid with your hands or ring out using a clean tea towel and pour over a little orange juice. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil. Easy peasy.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Prawns & Chorizo on Ciabatta

The lovely Anna who I work with at Flavours in Tuffnell park almost always orders in a couple of extra ciabatta on a Wednesday to make prawns on toast for her supper. I have never asked for her recipe but was inspired to make this for my supper the other night...

225g king prawns.
1 chorizo (get the ones that need cooking as they are softer and juicer), chopped into chunks
1 clove garlic, chopped and crushed with the back of a knife
lemon juice
white wine (a glug for the pot and some to drink)
1 small bunch of parsley, chopped.
Avocado & Salad leaves to garnish

This takes 5 mins to cook. Start by frying the chopped chorizo in a large frying pan. Do not add any oil before frying as the chorizo will give out plenty as it cooks. Cook on hot for a few minutes then add the prawns and continue to fry for a minute or two more. Add the garlic and fry for 20 seconds or so before glugging in roughly1/2 a glass of the white wine. Let it bubble away and evaporate (I like to add a knob of butter at this point but it is not necessary). Meanwhile warm the ciabatta in a hot oven. When warmed slice in half, place in the middle of each plate and drizzle with some good olive oil (or spread with generous amounts of butter...). When the prawns are cooked pour straight onto the warmed bread, squeeze over some lemon juice and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with sliced avocado and a light salad.  

Rosie's Wedding

Looking through some of my foodie photos the other day I cannot believe this never made it to the blog. A mixture of being super busy and super lazy over that period it must have gotten lost in the either and never quite made it into ciber-space.

Catering for lovely Rosie of Rosie's Deli Cafe fame (check out her book and blog here), I joined forces with the amazingly wonderful Stephanie Boote and Louise Wakefield (like myself, both ex-employees of The Bride). Here are some photo's of the food we served for Rosie and Raff's big day.

Steph places borage flowers on the chilled cucumber & thyme soup

A garden salad of asparagus & radish with nasturtium flowers

A table of salads to accompany the main course of chicken in sauce messine: Garden salad, Feta & mint stuffed courgettes, tomato salad with capers, olives & Basil, Creamy potato salad.

A trio of desserts: Rich chocolate tort, meringue kisses & Elderflower & prosecco jelly

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Steph's Eggs

Beautiful Stephanie would make us these eggs while we were working together on The Gingerline (check out their website for the last event we worked together) and I don't think I would have made it through some of those days without this simple dish to kick-start my day.

Poached, scrambled or boiled eggs on sour-dough toast, garnished with chopped parsley, chilli flakes and your choice of condiments; I have gone for homemade chilli jam (thanks to the lovely Miss Green for giving me a pot!) and mayo topped with green chilli sauce by El Yucateco. I crave these eggs regularly and have to have them at least once a week.

Thank you Steph!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Delicious Sushi meal in Colliers Wood.

This meal is so worth a page or two. It was delicious! Invited down to Colliers wood to celebrate my sister Emily's birthday we all tried our hand at sushi making and it was a really great meal and lovely to get so involved.

My brther in law Jack is a practised Goyza maker and taught us how to make them from scratch with fresh pork mince, raw prawns, chillies and spices and they were amazing and very impressive. Here we all are preparing and then gorging ourselves on the fruits of our labours...

Salmon, tuna, prawns, scallops, avocado, cucumber, crispy salmon skin, wasabi