The 2017 GFW awards ceremony is one of the best I have attended in recent years. Wonderful venue (The Oval), free flowing cocktails, wines and soft drinks, and very generous and varied number of canapes. Wines from Lebanon was quite an eye opener. Domaine des Tourelles is apparently one of the finest boutique wineries in the Middle East. It was founded by Frenchman Francois-Eugene Brun and wines from this region is today exported to 15 countries around the world. The … Read More
Truffle arancini and Norwegian salt cod and pepper bake (featured image) The Guild of Food Writers (GFW) is a prestigious British organisations where one finds renowned food writers, food journalists, radio and TV presenters and many more talents across the food industry. The annual awards party, where the Guild recognises talents from all the above fields is a very popular and well-attended event. This year (2017) it took place at The Oval in London and it was generously sponsored by … Read More
Susann Laughton of Comxo and Paul Roach, Windsor Town Centre Manager A very peasant lunchtime get together at the Harte and Garter Hotel on 13th June 2017 where local business people mingled and exchanged ideas and views on existing and new business in Windsor. There was a business card raffle and locals generously donated great prizes. I am pleased to have contributed by book, Curry which was won by Lorraine Sellwood of Wealth Management, Marlow. Such events are a brilliant … Read More
The first of 6 shows of my YouTube videos on health benefits of spices is live NOW. Look out for subsequent videos from the week commencing 19th June. Each spice will be dealt with with explanation of how they benefit you. Below is an example of what’s coming! The book Spice of Life to accompany the series will be out in August where you will be able to explore more healthy and tasty dishes. … Read More
A Wonderful evening was spent mingling with the members of the RWRHS at the annual drinks party in the home of Governor of Windsor Castle who is the President of the Society. This year we are celebrating 70th Anniversary of our patron, Her Majesty, the Queen. The highlight of the evening was, as always, a walk around the stunning Moat Garden. Part of Moat Garden
Fun time in Marlow at Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park event in May 2017. Bubbly, barbecue, food and wine tasting, cookery demonstrations and music. The sun shone, music played everyone got into the party mood with their favourite tipple in hand and danced the evening away! The highlight of my evening was being able to chat to my food hero Raymond Blanc. He was so very charming.
I had the most enjoyable foodie trip to Switzerland recently where I cooked for 62 guests at a private gathering. The restaurant Johann by Jay is the brain child of chef patron Jay Kumar and he invited his best clients to come and savour the food produced by our joint efforts. It was a fun event and everyone enjoyed my innovative menu. Jay and his team were extremely helpful which made the event a great success. It was such a … Read More
A recent visit to one of the top Indian restaurants in the UK was Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, right in the heart of London’s theatre land. Every dish I had was a joy; picture postcard presentation, taste, texture and aroma not to mention the unusual ingredients used are totally mind-blowing. I had this watermelon chaat (pictured above) which was super healthy with pomegranate seeds and amaranth with the deeply delicious taste of date chutney and rich, crunchy roasted cashews … Read More
I was invited to the Taste of British Columbia organised by the Government of British Columbia in association with High Commission of Canada at the Aveqia Centre, London EC4. Taste of Canada showcased seafood, fresh produce, high end niche packaged goods and wines. This was a private event with around 125 professionals in the UK food and wine industry attending. Famous Vancouver chef Nathan Fong created and demonstrated various dishes throughout the afternoon, and we were able to sample these … Read More
Great fun at the launch party of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society’s 2017 Summer Show. This year’s Summer Show is on 15th July on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the celebrities attending the launch party were Marke Tilling, the winner of Creme de la Creme Bake off 2016 and Master Chocolatier as well as Bill Buckley, presenter BBC radio Berkshire. Plenty of local artisan producers displayed their produce including chutneys from Mridula’s Kitchen.