An evening on Mental Health & Wellbeing, with Professor Lucey (SOLD OUT)

An evening on Mental Health & Wellbeing, with Professor Lucey (SOLD OUT)

Hi. It’s not always easy to talk about mental health. Somehow, problems associated with the brain seem to be treated differently by that massive force we call Society, than, say, problems associated with our kidneys. Our digestion. Or the heart. Strange, right? After all, the brain is just another bodily organ. Ruby Wax gave a […]

cooking supergrains – amaranth

cooking supergrains – amaranth

Amaranth is another one of those supergrains that have Hollywood glitterati genuflecting. It has serious nutritional gravitas, rivaling quinoa as the number one seed. Think of a white poppy seed. Small, but mighty. Amaranth has more muscle than wheat, clocking in four times the amount of calcium and twice as much iron. And with generous […]

Harvey Nichols, May 1st

Teaming up with Harvey Nichols for another Superfood Soiree. The evening will feature gluten, dairy and sugar free dishes from my cookbook The Extra Virgin Kitchen, all prepped by the seriously fabulous Domini Kemp (Irish Times food writer and queen of ITSA empire). And more importantly, you’ll get to meet style moguls Sonya Lennon and […]

Workshop in Paris

Workshop in Paris

  After very little deliberation, I flew to Paris this week for a food photography workshop. I’m like a child throwing jelly beans into the air, pelting through the avenues. Even the pigeons look like they’re flirting with me. I am in extraordinary company. Food bloggers from Denmark, Sweden and Turkey have joined La Tartine […]

The Holy Kale

The Holy Kale

(First published April 20, The Sunday Independent)   Kale is unforgivably trendy. During London Fashion Week, kale ice-pops were on the menu. I imagine one levitates with virtuousness after horsing into such a lolly. Every glossy magazine on the circuit seems to have a kale smoothie recipe by an equally glossy celebrity. I fear what’s […]