Who doesn’t love rhubarb? I wasn’t a fan for many years, most of my life in fact. I had only ever been presented rhubarb as a stewed pudding ingredient. Around 2017, I discovered some new ways to think about rhubarb and I wrote a blog post about my rhubarb discoveries. Since then I have seen … Continue reading Rhubarb

Dinner at home

Dinner at home by Lois Daish, Bridget Williams Books, 1993 I am a very long time Lois Daish fan. When I lived in London my mother used to send me Lois’ recipes from the Listener. When I came Wellington, in the mid-1980s, I regularly frequented the Mt Cook Café, where the Louisiana chicken salad was … Continue reading Dinner at home


The Palomar Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, London, 2016 On Monday July 7th, 2014, I had dinner with Peter, Phoebe and Max at the Palomar in London, 24 Rupert Street, Soho. I wrote in my diary, “this may have been the best restaurant meal I have ever eaten”. I had read about this restaurant in the Time … Continue reading Palomar