a trip to Provence with Mirabeau wine

A weather worn basket stuffed with olives, cheese, sun-warmed tomatoes, a bottle of cold wine and a baguette is the stuff of holiday dreams. Every year hoards of us rush...

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where to stay, eat and visit in Barcelona

We’re just back from five fab days in Barcelona with our boys. Traveling with young children can be both amazing and stressful. My two (aged 6 and 8 as I...

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California cooking tour Spring 2017

I spent a week back in California in March, teaching two classes a day to so many lovely people. This was my fourth cooking tour. I always plan everything with...

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a day with friends in wine country

One of the things I miss about living in California, aside from our friends, is the amazing wine. Before moving there my experience of California wine, like most Brits was...

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California cooking tour Autumn 2016

I’m back in England after my third California cooking tour. Teaching two classes a day with jetlag isn’t the easiest way to pay the bills, but I love it and...

California cooking tour
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Spring 2016 California cooking class tour

I’m just back from a brilliant week, teaching cooking classes in rainy California. Yep you read that right – rainy! California has needed this rain so badly after the drought...

monte sereno cooking class
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California cooking class tour Autumn 2015

When we moved from California back home to England in June, I was sad to say goodbye to such a wonderful place – our home for four and a half...

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You Say Tomato expands to England!

I’m now back in England to start You Say Tomato Europe! After four and a half years of living in California and starting my business in the kitchens of Silicon...

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Happy place – Borough market in London

Borough market is a must-see (or must-taste) for anyone visiting London. I’ve been going for years but I still get excited when I step off the tube, cross over into...

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LA eating and travel guide

I’ve escaped to LA twice now so while I don’t pretend to be an expert, I did spend a lot of time hunting out the best places to eat and...

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Places I love to eat in London and Manchester

I’m finally getting around to writing about my recent trip home to England and wanted to share some of the places I loved along with a few photos of some...

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California road (and eating) trip – Santa Barbara

I’m just settling back in after a fab two-week road trip around Southern California.  We’d never been further south than LA so we can now say we’ve been almost all...

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