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Blackcurrant ice cream and elderflower sorbet

I have been busy stocking the freezer with some delicious frozen treats. I don’t make ice cream too often, as it needs to be eaten quite quickly after it’s been made to retain its freshness. But it is such a treat when I do. Today, I’m bringing...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to South East Ireland

South East Ireland is renowned for its superb food, both in ingredients and places to eat. There is a huge amount of talent here in the food world. This part of Ireland is also one of the most easily reached by vehicle from the UK, and so I...Read more...

My exciting new role

It is with the greatest pleasure that I share the news with you that I have joined the outstanding team of Brand Ambassadors at Mitsubishi Motors. As a food writer and chef, there are two essential possessions I simply cannot work without: a...Read more...

A foodie guide to the North Lakes

Where to stay Askham Hall is a most unique family-owned boutique hotel in the North Lakes. Set in the Lowther family’s red stone castle in the medieval village of Askham, near Penrith, Askham Hall is a tiny hotel with a uniquely intimate feel –...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to Lancashire

  Where to stay There is only one place for serious foodies to stay in Lancashire: Northcote. Northcote is a multi-award winning hotel and Michelin starred restaurant in Lancashire, which has a reputation of being one of the finest restaurants...Read more...

A foodie weekend in South Wales

South Wales is one of the most interesting places in the UK to visit for a foodie minibreak. It is so easy to drive to and with so many delicious places to discover, I recently hopped in the car and headed off on a gourmet luxury weekend, to...Read more...

A chocolate themed cruise with Paul A. Young

A couple of weeks ago, I set sail on a short European cruise with P&O cruises, on a chocolate themed cruise to Amsterdam and Belgium, hosted by master chocolatier Paul A. Young on board Ventura. My trip was one of a most interesting range of...Read more...

A foodie guide to Madrid

Madrid is one of my favourite European cities and so I was thrilled to return last month to put together a list of foodie recommendations for a trip for you. I lived in Madrid a decade ago, which was an extremely happy time for me. I have very...Read more...

A guide to eating out in Dubai, 2015

Dubai’s restaurant scene is constantly evolving, so I’ve recently been back to eat my way around the city and bring you my favourite places to eat out now. The best Italian restaurant in Dubai right now has to be Ronda Locatelli, Giorgio...Read more...

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