Before the break of dawn, the deep velvet of the night not yet tinged with the pink and gold of the day, downtown New York is already stirring. Where night shift soldiers and early risers meet; Chinatown has a rhythm all of its own.
- published in SUITCASE, January 2018
Ever feel like a twat ordering wine in a restaurant, or find yourself spending hours in the supermarket wine section only to leave with the same bottle of plonk? I've picked up a few wine tricks of the trade - here are my top tips on how to fake it like a pro and get the best out of those bottles.
- published in InStyle, June 2017
Behind cell-phone shops, down winding narrow stairways and beyond unmarked doors, you’ll stumble upon hyper-regional dishes and a local crowd.... Queens is gaining momentum by the mouthful. Here's where to eat and drink in New York’s most spirited borough,
The recipe for a great wine bar? A gorgeous space that people actually want to hang out in; a diverse list of interesting bottles from around the world, with as many by the glass as possible. Awesome staff, great food and a sweet soundtrack. Here’s my pick of the best London wine bars for InStyle UK - published in InStyle, June 2017
My interview with chef Dan Barber for SUITCASE Magazine. Talking food-revolution, inspiration, and what it's like working with the world's top chefs in both London and New York. - published in Suitcase, May 2017
"Find the green fairy in her natural habitat..." As absinthe makes a comeback, I trace its heritage past the brothels of 18th Century Paris and into the Swiss Alps. - published in easyJet Traveller Print Magazine, July 2017
With a penchant for old and rare liqueurs, and a dress-sense as sharp as his palate, Will Elliott is undoubtedly one of New York’s most captivating hosts. We sipped a cocktail and settled in to talk absinthe, Arizona and Hermès ties…
- published in Suitcase Magazine, January 2017
Each week a surge of prisoners is released from the gates of the prison system and thrust back out into the 'real world', often with little guidance or support and too few job opportunities. Cue the social enterprises utilising the food industry to break through these barriers, one dish at a time.
- published in Root + Bone magazine, Issue 09: War and Peace
"Spitting wine, if you think about it, is an odd thing..." I talk through the art of spitting wine in the first issue of print magazine, Above Sea Level .
- published in Above Sea Level, October 2016”
From chic and sassy to downright dives, we sipped and slurped our way around town in search of the perfect spot for spending a Syrah-soaked hour or two. My round-up of New York’s best wine bars for SUITCASE mag. - published in Suitcase, April 2017
In such a frenetic city, the culinary world of New York can sometimes feel like a competition between the loudest, the fastest, the most outrageous.
Cue the arrival of King, with its pared-back elegance and nod to simplicity. I spent an afternoon with the girls to talk food memories, the family dinner table, and what it means to be a woman in the kitchen today – middles fingers at the ready.
- published in Suitcase Magazine, January 2017
Something’s going on in the world of wine. Perceptions are changing, old-school snobbery is being cast aside and the veils of pomp and pretence are being torn away from the winemaker’s work.
In other words, wine in a bag is an acceptable thing now. I sample some sac de vin for Soho House.
- published in Soho House, House Four magazine, December 2016
We need to talk about Chardonnay.
One of the most common things heard at wine tastings these days has to be the phrase, “I don’t like chardonnay,” usually accompanied by a shudder and a look that says, “Ugh, gross!” This is a serious fail, and here’s why...
- published in The Daily Meal, May 2016
What's the soundtrack behind your wine? It’s no mystery that food and music triggers memories from the past. From childhood favourites to your first kiss, there is always a sliver of you that is teleported back to that first encounter. For your ‘aural and oral’ pleasure, here are the perfect soundtrack pairings to a handful of bottles of the good stuff.
- published in EIGHTYSIXLIST, September 2015
The mother and son duo and Brooklyn 'makers' behind Kimchi Kooks take us in and teach us a thing or two about funky ferments - published in Edible Brooklyn, March 2017
Housed in the luxurious Town Hall Hotel in London's Bethnal Green, Typing Room is a haven of calm in the bustling East End. Head chef Lee Westcott brings the best of British produce to the forefront, and with careful consideration, balances the fine line between innovative and eccentric.
- published in The Sartorial Guide, September 2015
Bespoke cocktail recipes I created for InStyle magazine that you can make at home. Deliciousness guaranteed. - published in InStyle Magazine, September 2016