Ottolenghi’s – a foodie’s favourite spot in London

At the weekend I headed back to London to visit a good friend who was over from Australia. It’s been over seven months since I moved from London and its commuter belt, and, let me tell you, it was quite strange going back. Turns out, I’m not a big city gal at heart. However, there are a number of things I miss about London, one of them being a favourite foodie spot of mine, Ottolenghi’s.

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Five things you need to know about Czech food…

I recently came back from a weekend break to Prague, and was absolutely blown away with the city. With its stunning architecture, colourful history and beautiful gardens, it’s stocked full of everything you need for a fantastic city-scape. And the food? Well quite possibly some of the best I’ve ever eaten.

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When I turned vegan for the weekend…

Don’t worry. This wasn’t some elaborate bet that I lost. It wasn’t something that I had planned to do, just to see if I could. In fact, I’m not sure it’s even something I would have ever done if I hadn’t been in a situation where, if I didn’t eat vegan, I would have starved.

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French Food – ooh la la!

If someone were to ask me: ‘What is your favourite type of cuisine?’, I’d genuinely struggle to give a definitive answer. But this week, I’ve re-ignited my love for French food.

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Cooking while working – it’s hard!

After several months as a freelancer, I’ve now joined the ranks of the gainfully employed. That’s right, I’m living the 9 to 5:30pm dream. And quite honestly, it’s really tough cooking on the evening after a busy day at work. I come home and simply devour the contents of my fridge with no real thought to actually cooking something that might constitute, you know, a meal.

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It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas! Christmas means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a time to spend with family; for children, it’s usually about Santa and the presents; and for others, it is of course about the birth of Jesus Christ. For me, inevitably you might argue, it’s about the food.

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I Cake You

Apparently the tradition of blowing out the candles on your birthday cake and unwrapping presents is disappearing. A new poll by Betty Crocker has found that a whopping 27% of Brits admit to no longer celebrating their birthday. This seems crazy to me, probably because I have friends who celebrate their birthdays for a whole month, not just the one day. And let’s not forget about our half birthdays people, they are almost as important as the real thing!

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Cook like the locals

Despite the fact that I’ve never been to Mexico, I think the food (or at least the version we have here) is delicious. For me, Mexican food has become my go-to cuisine when I want to create a tasty meal, with big flavours, quickly.

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