Working in a kitchen as a trained fashion designer makes you see things differently. It was a hygiene accessory, the beard-net, that was my favourite unrealized must-have of last year. Baffling that this has not hit runways, with more beard oil than grape oil on grocery shelves
Ever wondered what to do with all your champagne corks? The minds behind design website ‘Design within Reach’ hold an annual ‘Champagne Chair Contest’. The guidelines to enter, create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Easy.
Take a mouthful of the countryside with each spoonful of this creamy dessert – tangy and gamey (in the good way) with sweet aromas of freshly-cut pastures.
Salty, crispy prosciutto and the sweet crunch of asparagus make the perfect party starter.
Known in England this country as ‘goat’s beard’ or ‘Johnny go to bed at noon’, these little green shoots are grown in Tuscany, where they’re only in season for only five weeks of the year (so get them while you can!)
The subtle sweet salty flavour of the oyster mayonnaise is a welcome balance to the robust flavour punch of the rare beef. Teamed with a herb salad, this is the soft of dish that King Titan would serve at Ariels wedding.
Chirashizushi (ちらし寿司) is a Japanese dish translating to ‘scattered rice’ . It is cooked rice topped with a variety of vegetables, seafood, meat and pickles. It’s a decorative dish that you can experiment with topping combinations.
Austere and playful, satirical and symbolic, scarce and opulent – Irving Penn’s work connect us with the ephemeral quality of life – objects, people and things.
East London is the new food mecca of London. It seems as though every warehouse or abandoned space has a ramen joint or a cocktail bar popping up in it, but being residents of the East, we are ok with that… it means endless food options on our doorstep.
The buttery and robust taste of olive oil and tang of blood orange gives this cake extra depth and intensity and takes about five minutes to make before popping in the oven.