Festivals, shows and other events.

Ice Cream Wednesday: Jean-Christophe Novelli’s Summer Baked Alaska

Two Wednesdays ago, Pete and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Novelli Academy, the Cookery School run by handsome French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Located in Tea Green, a small village on the outskirts of Luton, not far from the airport, the Academy is located in a beautiful 14th century farmhouse where Novelli also lives ... Read more »

BBC Gardeners’ World Live: Highlights

Back in June, Pete, mum and I spent two days exploring the BBC Good Food Show and the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC. Buying a ticket for one automatically gives you entry into the other, which makes it a great value day out as there is plenty to cover in both shows. ... Read more »

BBC Good Food Show: Highlights

I’m afraid I didn’t think much of the BBC Good Food Show (Summer) this year. Compared to last year, there seemed to be far less of the smaller, artisanal producers that I remember coming across last year and less exhibitors over all. There were, of course, a few stalls that I enjoyed visiting. Nougalicious were ... Read more »

Give In To Gü

Their last advertising campaign genuinely creeped me out. So I was a little apprehensive when asked to come along to an event celebrating the launch of their new one, incase I didn’t like this one either. There were new single pot products being launched, a rebranding of Frü into the main Gü brand, and a ... Read more »

The Tesco Real Food Challenge

Over the next few months, Tesco Real Food are looking for the nation’s best real food cook.The idea is to provide a platform to share recipes for the kind of food we cook at home, whether we’re making breakfast to munch on the go, tasty and filling family suppers, something a bit special for entertaining ... Read more »

Catalan Cooking’s Calçotada

I had never heard of a calçot let alone a calçotada until Rachel from Catalan Cooking decided it was high time Londoners learned more. She teamed up with Nick at The Drapers Arms and hosted a fabulous Calçotada one sunny evening at the end of March. So what exactly is a calçot? Unlike the true ... Read more »

Güdness Gracious Me + Recipe for Fred & Jerome’s Chocolate Gü-lash

Some months ago, I was asked if I’d like to attend a Gü Chocolate Dinner cooked by Gü’s head chef (who leads their product development team), Fred Ponnavoy. Of course, I screeched “yes, please” as fast as I could and also suggested my very chocolatey friend Dom to come too. Until nearer the time, we ... Read more »