Chef Interview Series: Virginia Willis

Chef Interview Series: Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis, who began her culinary career tossing pizza in college, has since foraged for wild herb in the Alps, made of mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily – and it all started...
A Festive Feast for the Senses

A Festive Feast for the Senses

This aromatic spice has been a staple of ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Used to stimulate and aid digestion, it’s anti-bacterial and anti – parasitic properties also give strong immune system support. Hailing from the Indian subcontinent, this is a regular feature...
Between the Salt Water and the Sea Strand True Magic Lies…

Between the Salt Water and the Sea Strand True Magic Lies…

Ah, rosemary, you sexy herb you! With a name that literally means ‘Dew of the Sea’, it is no wonder that, according to legend, the Greek goddess Aphrodite emerged from the ocean with it draped all over her… now, practicalities of that image aside, this herb really...
Awaken your Wisdom with a Mystical Monastic Marvel

Awaken your Wisdom with a Mystical Monastic Marvel

In his 1597 Herball, John Gerard explained that Sage “quickeneth the senses and memory, strengthens the sinews, restoreth health to those that have the palsy and taketh away shakey trembling of the members”. Well if that isn’t an advert for the benefits of sage, I...
A Little Liquid Gold to Lift Your Soul…

A Little Liquid Gold to Lift Your Soul…

Possibly the most potent herb on this planet…. “Phenomenal cosmic powers… itty bitty living space…” Whoops, side track…. Anyway, the main component in Turmeric, curcumin, is powerful at fighting and potentially reversing disease. With healing properties so strong that...
Sweetness & Light: A Pancake fit for a Prince

Sweetness & Light: A Pancake fit for a Prince

Life is full of adventures and the best discoveries are often stumbled upon in the most random of circumstances. Take for instance the creation of the Crêpes Suzette. This is no ordinary pancake my friends, for this very dish has been the subject of quite significant...

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