Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake (from Ottolenghi’s SWEET)

Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake - Ottolenghi

As a longtime recipe developer and former food editor, I own a lot of cookbooks. Once in a while, though, something truly special will come along — the kind of book that resonates with you right away — and that’s exactly what happened with SWEET. The photos are absolutely stunning, and the amount of care […]

Figs in honey-thyme butter sauce with yoghurt

Figs in honey-thyme butter sauce with yoghurt

Throughout my childhood, my father always kept a bag of Fig Newton cookies around, stored in a cookie tin to preserve a ‘freshness’ I’m not convinced they ever really had. Did anyone else’s family keep those around? The cookie filling was a stale, flavourless echo of what a fig might once have tasted like (twice […]

Ottolenghi’s zucchini ‘baba ghanoush’

Ottolenghi's zucchini 'baba ghanoush' - a summery twist to the traditional eggplant dip

Let me say this to start: Yotam Ottolenghi is one of my favourite cookbook authors. He creates truly special dishes that are almost always a delight to eat, and pairs together flavours and ingredients that it never would have occurred to me to try. That being said, my god, the man in a pain in […]

One-pot chicken tinga tacos

One-pot chicken tinga tacos

It’s 26°C in my apartment and, no joke, I am wearing a sweater. We’ve had a couple of cooler mornings recently, and although my first thought upon leaving home was It’s finally bearable out! it was quickly followed by Holy fuck, I’m actually freezing. Freezing in TWENTY-SIX-DEGREE HEAT. That, my friends, is how you know you’ve […]

Summer caprese salad with peaches and burrata

Summer caprese salad with peaches and burrata

, It’s been so quiet around here, I know, I know. It’s not that I haven’t been creating recipes, and it’s not that I haven’t been cooking, or taking photos. I have. I had a whole summer lineup of salads and popsicles and cocktails to share with you, and I got as far as saving […]