Olympia JustVShow

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Visited the JustVShow in Olympia yesterday and there were an amazing number of people who came from far and wide. Just shows how much interest there is in eating vegetarian and vegan food and it is no surprise since this also eliminates the problem of severe reactions from food allergy. I was pleasantly surprised at the great variety of food now available to those who have a need to eat vegetarian or vegan food. Several gluten-free beers were also exhibited … Read More

Chutney Competition Judge at Windsor Castle

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I will be judging a chutney competition at the 11th Royal Windsor Summer Show at St. George’s School Garden, Windsor Castle on July 16th. Please enter your favourite chutney or follow my recipe here. Last year’s first prize was was won by someone who followed my apple chutney recipe published in the local paper. This year, I am encouraging you to visit my website where you will find an easy to make chutney recipe as well as many other fabulous … Read More

Guild of Food Writers Workshop in Westminster Kingsway College

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Enjoyed a workshop last night organised by the Guild of Food Writers in Westminster Kingsway College, London. It was presented by Jenny Chandler, a fellow member of the Guild and author of the book Pulses. The workshop was all about pulses and British pulses in particular. As the UN declared 2016 Year of Pulses there is much interest now in this neglected superfood! You can create all sorts of interesting and delicious dishes using beans and pulses which are packed … Read More

Invite to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to London

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I was invited by the Czech Tourism Board to attend a presentation last night at the beautiful residence of the Ambassador of the Czeck Republic to London. I was so inspired by Czech cusine, culture, natural beauty and above all the excellent medical care that they provide. What a wonderful experience it was.

First BCA Cookery School lesson gets underway

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The first Indian cookery lesson got off the ground on 4th June at Mridula’s Indian Cookery School. A student is getting a hands-on experience in making indian cuisine including seekh kebab and garam masala at the brand new kitchen in Berkshire College of Agriculture.

The Painted Heron

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Visited an award-winning Indian restaurant in Chelsea today with a foodie friend from LA. There are some really unusual dishes on the menu which are wonderful. Definitely worth a visit by any Indian food lover.

Windsor Castle – Champagne and Canapés Party

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It was a privilege to be invited to the home of the Governor of Windor Castle for a Champagne and canapes party on 27th May. Always great to see all the members of Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society of which Her Majesty the Queen is the Patron. Thank you Sir James and Lady Nicola for so graciously hosting us all.

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