Balls & Company: a place for balls, enjoyed in good company

Who? Chef-owner Bonny Porter was a finalist on Australian MasterChef in 2012. After coming to London Town to cook in the kitchens of The Arts Club and Village East, she decided that a better use of her talents would be to set up a restaurant dedicated to the international marvel of the meatball. What? The… Continue reading Balls & Company: a place for balls, enjoyed in good company

Classic French toast

I was always quite dismissive of this indulgent all-American breakfast until I travelled to Southeast Asia a couple of years ago. A number of the hostels we stayed in offered it as part of their complimentary breakfast, and I soon developed a real weakness for the spongey egg-soaked bread, seasoned with a hint of cinnamon… Continue reading Classic French toast

Pan-fried salmon, pesto courgetti, + hassleback tats

  This is a super quick and easy recipe for a weeknight dinner, though the hassleback potatoes and homemade pesto arguably make it look impressive enough to be served more formally. If you want to make it healthier, cut out the potatoes and double the amount of courgetti instead. Also great served cold with some… Continue reading Pan-fried salmon, pesto courgetti, + hassleback tats

Ottolenghi, a nod to the almighty salad

Who: Brainchild of Yotam Ottolenghi, Jerusalem-born chef and cookery writer, and Sami Tamimi. What: Taking origins from his Israeli roots, Ottolenghi’s food is best described as Middle Eastern with a Western twist. Where: Upper Street, although the original deli is in Notting Hill and outposts in Spitalfields and Belgravia have since opened. Don’t be put… Continue reading Ottolenghi, a nod to the almighty salad