America’s Summertime Abundance

Entertaining, Markets, Pastry, Recipe, Travel, Uncategorized, Washington DC

While I’m more than content to trot around the globe during most of the year, in fact like nothing more than to see new places and experience the new, to my mind, summer should always take place in the US. Surely this affinity was formed during all those years we spent overseas, moving from place to…

Veggies’ Starring Role

New York, Recipe, Restaurants, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

I’ve been traveling back and forth between New York and Washington DC for five weeks now, eating well, cooking lots and getting inspiration at every turn. From my walks around old haunts like the Union Square Farmers’ Market and visits to classics like  Murray’s Cheese to newer adventures at Union Market in DC, all topped…

River Cottage – part one

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I don’t know exactly where to begin about my affection for this place. It’s a small holding (family farm) developed by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall (what a name!), a London chef who decided to move to the country in 1998. He sought a more leisurely life, although I’m not sure leisurely is what I’d call his…

Ottolenghi

London Eats, Uncategorized

It’s the eve of the publication of the second Ottolenghi cookbook!! Tomorrow I head to Primrose Hill Books where they are saving a copy of “Plenty” for me as the first book, titled simply, “Ottolenghi,” flew off the shelves. Until now, these delightful cookbooks haven’t been available in the US, but I just checked Amazon…

Easter in London

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Easter is a big deal over this side of the Pond. It’s the Monday after and people are allowed to recover with a Bank Holiday (I love that term). Bellies full of Cadbury Cream Eggs, gammon roasts, and plenty of ale, pastel-colored eggs collected in baskets and straw bonnets worn, another holiday and symbol, to…

Coming to – the day after

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So the title of this blog may be misleading. After the past couple of days I feel like anything but a chef. Melrose and Morgan is this gorgeous take-away shop that offers lunch and prepared meals and I thought my skills would certainly be a fit. They wanted creativity and strong skills. It was a…

The Moveable Feast

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Ok, so I’m starting this blog tentatively, so please excuse any haphazard musings or flights of fancy that might appear. I’m an American chef who has moved to London to be with my husband – not exactly where I’d thought I’d end up, but what a wonderful adventure it’s been so far. We live in…