Weekend bake: Pear, vanilla and thyme shortbread tartlets

In between spending an embarrassingly long amount of time on YouTube scratching my latest (and strangest to date) music itch and hauling myself out of bed at 4am to go to Billingsgate Fish Market (it involved wine, which’ll be explained later) I unearthed some mini tart tins that my friend gave to me an age ago and…

Review: A little lusciousness supper club

We head down to A little Lusciousness’ London supper club to sample Rosie Llewellyn’s food

il Tavolo: a Taste of Zurich

I pushed my professional glutton capabilities to the limit at a food festival that’s putting Zurich on the foodie map.

Review: Aqua Nueva, London

Emma indulges in some Spanish flavour and a lot of modern flair at Aqua Nueva, London, and discovered why a tomato should never be served for pudding

In pictures: Twenty little snapshots of Zurich

“Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it” – Mark Twain It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for a country, is it. But, when I visited Zurich on the Germany side of this split-cultured city, I was delighted to discover that there is beauty to be found,…

Weekend bake: Cherry and chocolate ganache cake with edible trees

I decided a few weeks ago that it had been far too long since I’d done a proper bake and, since this notion coincided with the realisation that I’d missed not one, but two work colleague’s birthdays, a tuesday evening seemed like the perfect time to go a bit mental in the kitchen with an…

Review: The restaurant at Leicester House Hotel

Eating at Leicester House occasionally felt like being smacked around the long haul departures lounge – in a pleasant way mind you, and with delicious flavours and an excellent cocktail list to soften the blows