Essence of Summer: Watermelon Salad

Healthy Eats, Recipe, Vegetarian

When I was first charged with making the watermelon salad starter at Public restaurant in New York nine years ago, it was a revelation. I’d never thought of putting watermelon with savory ingredients to create a refreshing salad. It was full of contrasting flavors and textures, which I always love, and not having much of a…

A Special Lunch Delivery

Entertaining, Recipe, Sweets, Vegetarian

My fellow American and just general all-round lovely lady, Caroline, recently welcomed a second child to her family here in London. And while diaper genies and swaddling blankets and stuffed toys remain all the rage, the gift I always give a new mom is a home cooked meal prepared and delivered by me. I think the gift…

Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul

Cheaper Eats, Istanbul, Markets, Pastry, Restaurants, Shops, Sweets, Travel

When a friend suggested we sign up for a food tour of Istanbul I was instantly intrigued but also slightly hesitant. I’m used to sniffing out my own food trails when I travel, but given that neither of us speak Turkish and with the fervent hope we’d not be taken to places we’d easily access on…