Category Archives: European

Recipe: Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

This loaf cake recipe is one of the best I have come across. It’s so easy to throw together, strikes a wonderful balance between the density of a traditional pound cake and the softness of a light crumb, and it’s

Recipe: Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

This loaf cake recipe is one of the best I have come across. It’s so easy to throw together, strikes a wonderful balance between the density of a traditional pound cake and the softness of a light crumb, and it’s

Rome for the Summer—A Guide to What, Where and When to Eat

When I moved to Rome for 6 months of university study last year, I had one thing on my mind, and one thing only. Food. Sure, spending my time engulfed in Italian grammar books, or attempting to infiltrate the university’s

Rome for the Summer—A Guide to What, Where and When to Eat

When I moved to Rome for 6 months of university study last year, I had one thing on my mind, and one thing only. Food. Sure, spending my time engulfed in Italian grammar books, or attempting to infiltrate the university’s

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Recipe: Fresh Pappardelle in Tomato, Chilli, Bacon, Parmesan & Herb sauce

Making fresh pasta can be a time consuming process, but it’s well worth the effort and the more you make it, the faster you will get. A little elbow grease gives you flavourful pasta with more bite than the dried supermarket

Recipe: Fresh Pappardelle in Tomato, Chilli, Bacon, Parmesan & Herb sauce

Making fresh pasta can be a time consuming process, but it’s well worth the effort and the more you make it, the faster you will get. A little elbow grease gives you flavourful pasta with more bite than the dried supermarket

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff