Nespresso – I Don’t Want To Be In Your Club

George Clooney - Nespresso Brand Ambassador

George Clooney and I have a lot in common, including membership of an exclusive club called the “Nespresso Club”. No secret handshakes or matt black membership cards here, just a caffeine addiction and a needy coffee machine.
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My Week at River Cottage

River Cottage's Park Farm - Home to pigs, chickens, ducks and a cookery school

River Cottage’s Park Farm – Home to pigs, chickens, ducks and a cookery school

Whilst Channel4’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was busy battling Brussels with the Fish Fight campaign, I took the plunge and booked a 4-day cooking course at probably the UK’s most famous cottage – River Cottage (Park Farm). No celebrity TV chefs in sight, but an amazing week of cooking, eating, drinking and best of all, learning. The course covering Meat, Fish, Veg and Bread was the perfect excuse for me to take my cooking skills from home cook to wannabe chef. Read More »

Hong Kong – Learning To Cook Chinese Food

Stir fry Chinese broccoli with beef, yellow chives and oyster sauce

Stir fry Chinese broccoli with beef, yellow chives and oyster sauce

“Door to the left of Nam Wah Pharmacy” the email directed, “Buzz Flat 1B on the intercom”. Martha Sherpa operates a very popular cooking school in Mong Kok, to the north of Hong Kong Island. Whilst online reviews rave about her lessons, I was both nervous and intrigued by the seemingly residential address that I was navigated to. PayPal funds already deposited in advance, there was no going back now! Read More »