What a spectacular afternoon we had at the 2015 TABASCO® Brand British Oyster Opening Championship on Wednesday. Sponsored by TABASCO® and held at Wright Brothers in Spitalfields Market this annual event, now in its 23rd year, kicked off with the most amazing Bloody Mary, made with Rosemary infused vodka, house spices and of course TABASCO® topped up with...

When we were approached to take part in the 3-2-1 Spritz challenge, I didn’t take much persuading. As an Aperol virgin I thought it might just be a great way to get myself acquainted with a drink practically everyone I know raves about. Its Steeped in history having been first created in Padua, Italy in 1919 and grown in popularity since the end of the second...

Welcome to Meat Free Monday this disgracefully rainy bank holiday and we’ve been up early pickling for service a La Petite Bouchée, we like to serve as many homemade, locally sourced items on the menu as we can. Our pickles are popular with cheese course especially or as an accompaniment to an apéritif with crostini topped with our fabulously flavoured tapenade....

We are delighted to welcome back Malynka Williams to the blog today. Malynka, who is a third generation Australian who was raised on the edge of the South Australian desert. Her ancestors migrated from England as free settlers around 1852. The area in which she grew up was home to a large population of first Australians as well as immigrants from Greece, Italy, Poland,...

It was time to step into Christmas again early yesterday afternoon and experience Christmastime unearthed® The setting was perfect, overlooking the Thames in the fabulously reconstructed Globe Theatre on the Southbank. On arrival we were greeted with a delicious winter cocktail and the main attraction, the Christmas collections centre stage in the festively decorated...

We’ve cooked up a storm over the summer at our little pop up restaurant La Petite Bouchee and one of the favourite dishes on our menu during this time has been our Basque Chicken. Slightly sweet from the peppers, sour from the vinegar and punchy from the Piment d’Espelette a fabulous basque spice which is hugely popular in the kitchen now !  Poulet Basquaise...

Welcome to a very humid Meat Free Monday. We had an exceptionally busy week last week cooking for our little brassiere La Petite Bouchee and one dish that was a big hit this weekend was our chilled red pepper soup with basil oil. We’re big fans of red peppers and I love cooking with them because they’re so versatile. As a child my darling Mama used to...

I know it appears that I write about Fish and Seafood a lot, well I know that’s what your thinking, It’s hard not to when the fish and seafood from around the shores of our beloved Blighty are filled with the most amazing selection of such bounty. It’s also great brain food and honestly, I need all the help I can get ! Every so often, Dan from our...

We usually have the same conversation every Saturday morning. What do you want for supper tomorrow night? The reason is simple, I am always off to Crystal Palace Food Market for provisions or ingredients for La Petite Bouchee. This ultimately means a trip to our wonderful fishmonger Veasey and Sons. After much discussion we decided on Plaice, simply pan-fried with...

In the first in a series of comfort food blogs we’re going straight in with one of my all time favourites, made with the humble egg. Scrambled eggs with a twist. The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed. Martina Navratilova We love this quote but the truth is that an egg is one of...