Coriander and Pomegranate Ceviche, from my cookbook

Coriander and Pomegranate Ceviche, from my cookbook

Freshly torn from its plant, cilantro transforms a sad excuse of a salad into a party on a plate. And you’re invited. Unless you have a hotline to Dan Barber’s brain, growing coriander can be a trifle tricky. Best tip? Don’t bother with the supermarket plants. They are merely dejected relatives of the real thing […]

Mushroom & Merlot Stew

Mushroom & Merlot Stew

  I am lovebombing mushrooms before they are swallowed up by Spring. Mushrooms have to be one of the most sophisticated and understated veggies we’re not eating. They are the Woody Allen of the grocers  – hardly overburdened by good looks, but scrumptious and uniquely nourishing all the same. Mushrooms bring great depth to dishes […]

Cauli Toasts

Cauli Toasts

“Does the smell of bacon make you want it?” “Don’t plants feel too?” “Wasn’t Hitler a vegan?” … just some of the delightfully irritating questions vegans shake off on a daily basis. “What can you eat?” carnivores ask, pupils morphing into one of those tiny kaleidoscopic wheels on a Mac before it crashes. Food, dudes. […]

This is What I Eat …

This is What I Eat …

This is What I Eat is a piece I ran with Image magazine a while ago. It’s by far the most popular and terrifying question I get asked. I felt horribly naked doing it, because for the most part I ended up policing the arse of my hand bag for snacks. So here goes …. […]

Chilled Mango & Egyptian Gibna

Chilled Mango & Egyptian Gibna

I am snooping around the city for my supply of Indian and Pakistani mangoes, like a crazed version of an only slightly less bonkers self. Every store I go to, they’re sold out. These chaps are the Imelda May of mangos – perfumed and honeyed with inimitable attitude. Intoxicating stuff. Generally, Pakistani and Indian mangos […]