Baked in Style with Neff at L’atelier des Chefs

Hazelnut Torte*

By contributor Mathew Lea.

Are you in full Great British Bake Off mode? I know I am. So when I had the opportunity to attend a Baked in Style event, I’d signed up quicker than you can say soufflé.

The event was a baking and photography session hosted by Neff and Currys PC World and held at L’atelier des Chefs near St. Pauls Cathedral in London. On the menu to bake was a Hazelnut Torte which would then be ‘food styled’ to make it look extra fancy for the photographs. Having never personally dabbled in food styling, I was intrigued as to what this would involve. Continue reading

Do Happy Egg Co. have happy hens?


Roaming Hens

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that eggs feature heavily and that’s because I love them for their taste and versatility. As a meat-eater I do think it’s important to be aware of how animals are reared and their welfare and I mostly buy free-range or organic eggs. On occasion these have been from the Happy Egg Co. (easily identifiable by the bright yellow packaging) and recently I got an invite to visit one of their farms in Tring. Continue reading

Food Photography with Blogger Skills Academy

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Stacked pancakes with runny honey and blueberries

One of the best things about being a food blogger is meeting other food bloggers. Primarily because they share your passion for food so are far more likely to put up with your incessant chat about food. They’ll also understand your pain when trying to take photos in dimly lit restaurants, or in Winter when the window for taking photos in natural light shortens. Yes, my friends, the struggle is real.

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Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Italian, Covent Garden


35-Day Aged Sirloin Steak

By contributor Mathew Lea.

It’s almost impossible to go anywhere in London these days without seeing something with Jamie Oliver’s name on it. Cookbooks, restaurants, kitchen equipment, cooking schools, TV shows. It won’t be long till there is a fleet of Jamie Oliver branded London buses, serving pukka sarnies on your commute into work. Bish bash bosh. So, when the opportunity came up to try one of the new set menu’s at the Covent Garden branch, I thought it was worth a twirl. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Talli Joe, Covent Garden

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Devilled Quail Eggs

Okay, I’m just gonna put it right out there and say that I might have found my new favourite Indian restaurant, it’s called Talli Joe. I have a Caribbean heritage where Indian spices are frequently used in Caribbean cooking, such as Curry Goat and roti. As a result I’m quite familiar with the spices of India and have developed a real love of Indian food. Talli Joe is located on the Covent Garden end of Shaftesbury Avenue and has a half-plates, full-drinks concept. Continue reading