It’s a matter of Taste


Last week I was so pleased to welcome 6 lovely people to Demuths Cookery School in Bath for the Taste programme – Kathrine, Lina, Carol, Madeleine, Kelly and Tess. Feast is level one of the academy and focusses on foods for every day, whilst Taste is level two with a focus on fine dining. Over the course of the…

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Strawberry and Pansy Tart to mark the opening of Chelsea Flower Show (raw, vegan, gluten free)


Photography: Dawn Langley This week is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital will be turned into an enviable series of remarkable outdoor spaces awash with beautiful blooms. There is something quintessentially English about it, even though the gardens draw on inspiration from all over the world. There is…

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A taste of the US


It seems barely possibly that just over a year ago I relinquished my previous career as an organisational development consultant to follow my passion to become a chef.  Early in 2013, I was fortunate to spend two months in the US and for the last two months I have been back gathering more skills and…

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Roots, Shoots and Leaves


I arrived in Santa Monica a couple of weeks ago very late at night to deserted streets and a howling gale. It felt a little bit like that scene from Chocolat where Vianne Rocher is brought in to the village by the wind in the last days of the Carnival.  Now, my ancestors are French…

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It was a little over a year ago that I returned from Santa Monica, California after my training at the Matthew Kenney Culinary. When I returned I had many sleepless nights as I thought I’d left a little piece of my soul there. I loved the supportive atmosphere of being in a raw culinary environment…

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