Breasts and Beyond: Chicken Part One

A series of easy-to-prepare chicken dishes by The Grumpy Chef… A food study conducted by Populus in 2014 concluded that poultry is Britain’s favourite type of meat, and among the various birds that were found to be the most popular to buy was, it’s no surprise, chicken. Very versatile and easy to prepare, not to…

Scone But Not Forgotten

Afternoon Tea Nathan Outlaw Style… Tying in nicely with Afternoon Tea Week, the official celebration for one of Britain’s best-loved traditional  treats, The Capital Hotel’s afternoon tea launch served as a welcome reminder of just how tempting and indulgent homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches can be in the right hands. Prepared by Nathan Outlaw’s talented pastry…

For Perfect Meat and Fish

The Grumpy Chef recommends cooking from room temperature I think it’s safe to say that most chefs and home-cooks are aware of the importance of resting red meat before serving. Something less commonly known though, is that it should also be taken out of the fridge and allowed to warm up to room temperature before being cooked….

The Honor Oak | Forest Hill

A local pub with lovely grub… St German’s Road, SE23 1RH t: 020 8690 9222 | http://www.thehonoroak.co.uk It’s not often that The Grumpy Chef and I venture out of town into suburbia, but our visit to Forest Hill last weekend proved to be a worthwhile trip out of central London. With Sunday being one of our only days off…

Our Growing Edge Round Up – June 2015

Gourmet picnic snacks galore… Earlier this month I announced that I would be hosting the Our Growing Edge link up event for June. Well, the month is now over and I’m delighted to tell you that some excellent recipes based on the theme of gourmet picnic food have been received, so thank you to everyone who…

The Cuban | Camden

The perfect venue for fun nights out… The Stables Market, NW1 8AH t: 0207 424 0692 | http://www.thecuban.co.uk Tucked away in Camden’s famous Stables Market, The Cuban is a colourful, cantina-style restaurant that has been providing traditional Cuban-inspired food and drink, live music and dancing lessons for local residents and visitors for over a decade. We visited on a…

Strawberries with Natural Yoghurt and Raw Honey

A refreshing summer snack… When it comes to summer, there’s nothing we Brits love more than being outside with our friends enjoying the weather (if it’s not raining!) and indulging in some delicious food and drink. Whether at the beach, the park or in our own back gardens, we all love a bit of outdoors action. And let’s…

Our Growing Edge – June 2015

Picnic preparations underway… So, the UK’s favourite season is officially upon us, and to mark the beginning of what will hopefully be a long, hot, fun-filled summer, The Grumpy Chef and I will soon be cooking up some tasty picnic snacks, so keep your eyes peeled for some healthy, easy-to-prepare summer grub coming soon. I’m also delighted to announce that I’ll be hosting…

Arbutus | Soho

Fine dining at an affordable price… 63-64 Frith Street, W1D 3JW t: 020 7734 4545 | w: http://www.arbutusrestaurant.co.uk As relative newcomers to London’s fine dining scene, it was completely by chance that my husband (The Grumpy Chef) and I discovered Arbutus last autumn whilst wandering the streets of Soho one sleepy Sunday afternoon. We were in the city for only…

Scrambled Eggs on Toasted Sourdough

Scrumptious scrambled eggs by The Grumpy Chef… For somebody who spends most of his days and nights preparing gourmet meals for hungry diners, The Grumpy Chef‘s favourite things to eat aren’t, let’s say, as extravagant or difficult to make as you might expect. Like all food lovers, he does of course like eating out and he certainly enjoys the ceremony that’s involved…

A Celebratory Whisky Sour

A sweet and sour alcoholic treat… To celebrate the fact that it’s Friday and, more importantly, that Supper Lovin’ is now listed as a recommended food blog on WordPress (Woop woop!!!), I thought I’d share a recipe for one of my favourite alcoholic beverages: the almighty Whisky Sour. Created from the eighteenth-century practice of adding lime juice to rum to prevent the…

Bringing Down the House

An interview with events extraordinaire Michaela Deasy-Smith, joint director and creative head at Relish Festive… An award-winning Cotswold-based catering and events company, Relish Food & Events has taken the UK leisure industry by storm, with a portfolio covering everything from the Media Producer Awards in London and the Cheltenham Literature Festival, to a number of private parties…