Travel Quote Tuesday | J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings is a wonderful trilogy, full of the most amazing adventures, both wondrous and terrifying. At its heart is the journey of self discovery that occurs during the perilous physical journey to Mordor. Travel is often an opportunity to discover more about oneself, to grow as a… Read more »

October 25, 2016

What Will You Do With Your Extra Hour?


In the words of Ned Stark, ‘winter is coming’. But in the real world that’s less a sign that white walkers will soon be invading our land so much as the onset of grey gloomy skies, cold wet weather and long, dark nights. I always hate the switch to British Summer Time in the spring… Read more »

October 24, 2016

Tips from a Professional Food Stylist

Tips from a Professional Food Stylist

Today’s post is a rare foray into blogging about blogging ; specifically, one of the more useful skills for a food blogger today – Food Styling. I recently attended a session in which professional food photographer and stylist Carole Poirot shared her tips with a group of bloggers. First, an Atelier des Chef class instructor… Read more »

October 20, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Clifton Paul Fadiman

We’ve all come across those holiday makers who complain that the food, the service and endless other things are not like they are at home, inferring of course that they are not as good. For me, one of the key joys of travel is to discover all the myriad ways that everyday life is different… Read more »

October 18, 2016

108 Brasserie | Dishes for Two in Marylebone Village


It’s taken me the better part of a year to get to 108 Brasserie, a bright, modern brasserie hotel restaurant located in the heart of Marylebone village. Since January I’ve been receiving emails detailing each Dish of the Month, a featured main course designed to share between two. So far I’ve missed Josper grilled, dry… Read more »

October 14, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Maya Angelou

I love the writings of Maya Angelou – she had such an incredible talent for describing the human condition, for capturing the very essence of human behaviour, feelings and motivations in the most poetic of ways. A prolific poet, writer and civil rights activist, she died in 2014 at the grand old age of 86,… Read more »

October 11, 2016

Smoked Mackerel & Wasabi Paté | Just 3 Ingredients

Smoked Mackerel and Wasabi Pate (Kavey Eats)

‘Bring food that pairs with sake!’ my friend said, as he invited us to a sake tasting to try some of the bottles he’s brought back from Japan recently. But what goes well with sake? With no further guidance I turned to Google where I found the advice that oily fish can work well with… Read more »

October 9, 2016

Sagardi | A Taste Of The Basque Country

Sagardi Restaurant London on Kavey Eats

Already well established in Spain and Latin America, Sagardi have now opened a restaurant in London serving their well-honed Basque country cooking. The restaurant group was founded by chef Iñaki Viñaspre and focuses on traditional food from the region, which he promotes in association with the Basque Tourism Agency. At the heart of the menu… Read more »

October 6, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and ruled from India’s independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. He was a central figure in politics both before and after independence and ‘is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic.’ (Wiki) He was… Read more »

October 4, 2016

Want to Learn About Sake? My Sake Guide For Beginners


Today is World Sake Day. Kanpai! Sake is a drink I’ve been learning more about over recent years and I’ve come to really appreciate it. I seek out new sakes whenever I can. Here’s my beginner’s guide to sake.   Images from   What is Sake? Sake is a Japanese alcohol made from rice. Although… Read more »

October 1, 2016