Pull up a pew, grab a cup of coffee, and settle in, because if you’re reading this blog, the chances are you are as interested in food and drink as I am, and you’ll be curious to find out what happened when one of this country’s most respected tea and coffee producers (Taylors of Harrogate) gathered some of Instagram’s most inquisitive and creative women to give them a fast-track in speciality coffee and a crash-course in flavour.
Autumn is absolutely one of my favourite times of year. It’s just a glorious sensory overload – all those crunchy burnished leaves, the smell of bonfires, the bulbous pumpkins and squashes, the ripe orchard fruit. I can’t get enough of it, and thankfully we really live in the best spot to make the most of it. Walking the dog along the canal and across the marshes every day we can’t help but enjoy all the colours and smells, and – despite the golden sunshine we’ve been blessed with these past few weeks – the distinct crispness in the air that just makes you want to come home and make a crumble. And put on some lovely autumnal dinners…
We wanted something that reflected East London and its very particular, very unique food heritage. It had, we quickly realised, to reflect East End food both old and new, as this area has always had its own sense of culinary identity
Pot luck parties are SUCH a good idea.
It’s time to put away the flimsy fools and pavlovas of summer and hunker down with a nice hearty, buttery slice of pastry bleeding sweet, warming fruit.
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting The Curious Pear – best friend food writer and photographer dream team Meg Abbott and Issy Croker, for lunch.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be cooking a seasonal summer supper at the beautiful little Spring Hill Cafe (pictured) on the canal by Springfield Park (not the Springfield Park Cafe) on the 28th August.