Autumnal Italian Soup

Since receiving a gift of Five Quarters, Guardian food writer Rachel Roddy’s Italian cookbook,  I have enjoyed exploring the beautiful simplicity of traditional Roman cuisine.  The detail and knowledge in her sensual prose draws you into her kitchen in Testaccio, colourfully opening up the foundations of Italian cooking. Nourishing soups make it effortless to be both seasonal and healthy; simple recurring…

Watershed

The season is Autumn.  The temperature has plummeted.  The world is doing a fantastic job of falling apart.  And I’ve just joined the ranks of the unemployed graduates. Watershed is a very soft sounding way of describing these turbulent times. I’ve decided to stay in Bristol, primarily in order to enjoy myself, but also to…

Refugee Community Kitchen

Over the last few weeks I have been working in a warehouse outside Calais for the charity RCK.  The charity is volunteer led and, in the days of the Jungle, distributed food to 2500 people in the camp as well as the hundred odd volunteers in the warehouse.  It now provides all the hot food…