Thursday, 28 January 2010

New York

I've just come back from a great week in NYC. Serious eating plus some promotion for my book Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes and catching up with friends. I plan to post about my trip when I finally catch up with everything I let slide while I was away. In the meantime you can read about one of my adventures here.

Saturday, 16 January 2010


In my excitement over my galette des rois I forgot to post about New Year's Day. So here it is.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Epiphany and Blumenthal

Epiphany marks the visit of Wise Men to the baby Jesus. We all know they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. I am happy to celebrate the event with a galette des rois but creative British chef Heston Blumenthal took it one step further, he created a dinner based on these gifts and much more.
Take the time to watch it here, it is fascinating and you'll discover just what myrrh is.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Well here it is January 2010 and almost Epiphany. One of my favourite days because it's associated with a cake. I think that there should be more holidays linked to food. I blogged about this day before, so I'm not going to repeat myself. I baked a galette des rois yesterday, early because today my French friends fly back to Paris.