Aubergine Bacon

Aubergine Bacon

My attempt to stay well-informed with world politics is at odds with my attempt to stay sane these days. It’s increasingly necessary to distract my head from translating Trump’s alternative facts and brain farts. I console myself with spectacularly weird recipes like this plant-powered bacon. Know what I mean? The more arcane the recipe, the […]

St Patrick’s Day ice-cream pops

St Patrick’s Day ice-cream pops

What do you get when you blend up a popular nut, a green vegetable and Lisa Hannigan’s new album? A Nobel prize in chemistry. Please don’t’ ask me to explain what happens at an atomic level – I haven’t got the foggiest. The end result feels inexplicably gifted, like Allan Rickman and Sharleen Spiteri dirty […]

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 […]

Filming in NYC

Filming in NYC

New York’s cadence makes me dizzy with awe. If you do one thing online today, check out Food52. It is the culinary mecca of NYC (and I got to canter around it’s kitchens like a caffeinated Muppet). Their online store is unrivaled in brilliance. Scroll down to “All Videos” (click here) for my goofy big […]

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. […]