Spaghetti San Marzano

The year was 2019 and the programme was Billions Season 1, episode 1. Have you watched Billions? If not, you should, you’d love it. It was a fleeting line but it stayed with me a long time and would come to define the show and its elevated taste. Axe asked Bruno what tomatoes he used…

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Good Friday | Floralis Moscatel Oro

From the vines in the med, it is rare that a sweet wine be so full bodied and make your mouth do a double take, if that’s even possible. This excellent closer is complex yet smooth, not as sweet as you would expect a moscat to be, and that finish is to perfection. It is…

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#6 | Little Miss Working Class

It was always going to happen; Franny just didn’t think it would happen quite so soon… ‘Hello son.’ ‘Mum. Wha…a. what are you doing here?’ ‘Grabbing a coffee.’ Leila had that sunny demeanour, one that disguises the way she feels to the outside world, but her children know so well. She got word of Logan’s…

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ROSÉ ALL SPRING, ALL SUMMER, ALL DAY…

As if there can be anything else for the season. When it comes to Rosé, one brand is my absolute favourite: AIX Rose; a splendid bottle. The best thing about Rosé is that it goes with everything; meat, fish, veggies… it goes down a treat. And in a cocktail, Rosé is a beauty toss in…

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A FIDDLE-LEAF FIG WILL HUMBLE YOU

I don’t like plants… I DO NOT LIKE PLANTS AT ALL. They are so alive and needy… it is almost like having a pet you keep forgetting you have until you remember and the nerves hit. Over the past couple of years I have amassed and killed a few plants because with plants, you just…

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GOOD FRIDAY | FILTHY RICH

Sparkling apple juice is best served with aged Scottish whisky. I discovered the joys of this recently, and because its rosé season, top it off with a little bit of it and you have yourself one fine cocktail. Rosé, is a lifestyle drink that conjures feelings of flirtatiousness, spring, summer and laughter. It’s hard to…

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GOOD FRIDAY | DAIQUIRI

On a Sunday I know but there is a correlation here because it feels like the world is quite literally on the precipice of madness with the impending interview tonight I have never known such knife edge tension outside of Brexit. Never. This one is also for my American people because they’ll need something smooth…

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GOOD FRIDAY- NEGRONI

This week has been a long year, January has been a long decade, the thirteenth month of 2020 if we are being frank. As much as I love a new beginning, I have never been a January person, nor a Monday or morning person and still we move. We made it to the end of…

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HOME | ANCHOR PIECE

I remember the day I bought this chest, I’d touched down from a whirlwind trip from New York, whistle stop to literally swap suitcases in London and jump on another flight to Bologna for work. Having landed in Bologna bleary eyed and bushy tailed I needed to kill the jet-lag about to set in so…

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