Cooking Workshop at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech

One of the highlights of my trip to Morocco last month was without a doubt the cooking workshop at La Maison Arabe Ateliers de Cuisine. I had been dreaming for years to visit Marrakesh, so once there I wanted to totally immerse myself in the Moroccan culture and learn as much as possible about their culinary traditions.


La Maison Arabe is a 5 star boutique hotel situated in the medina, with three restaurants, swimming pool and traditional hammam (that I would love to try next time I’m in Marrakesh)! They have two cooking schools: one inside the hotel and… Continue reading →

Three Things I Love About Paris

There are many things I love about Paris, without doubt one of the most beautiful, charming and romantic cities in the world. I keep going back to Paris, because it’s not one city that you can visit for a few days just to tick off a box. It’s a city to be lived in and explored, walking or cycling through its arrondissements like a true Parisian, soaking in the culture and lifestyle of this unique place.


I have been to Paris at least ten times since my first visit with my parents in the summer of 1989, when France … Continue reading →

Hummingbird Cake from Jamie Oliver Comfort Food

Another year, another birthday, another cake! Today is my birthday and as per tradition I have baked myself a lovely cake. This year is the Hummingbird Cake!


My recipe inspiration came from Jamie Oliver “Comfort Food” of which I received a beautiful copy signed by Jamie and customised with graffiti art at the book’s launch party last month.

You can see all my photos from #JamiesComfortFood party on my Facebook page.


During the party at Recipease in Notting Hill, Jamie Oliver’s Executive Pastry Chef Ed Loftus baked this Hummingbird Cake (as well as other cakes) from the cookbook… Continue reading →