snacks

tea time

A spot of tea and my favourite pairings....

first taste: lyle lyle crocodile

Childhood picture books, stories and TV shows that depicted food and dining made a real impression on me. Illustrations of steaming bowls of pasta or a piece of...

crisped leeks (or leek chips)

At a small party with close friends one evening, these fried leeks, which I'd had leftovers of in the fridge and almost didn't bother to put out, were the h...

burrata and eataly (manhattan)

At the La Verdure counter at Eataly in Mahattan, I ordered a simply delicious crostini. Grilled corn and black garlic on softened butter spread onto thick s...

the menu: backyard eats

I did make a couple of things ahead of time last Friday, but mostly, drinks in the backyard with friends was a very casual affair. Thankfully, a holiday wee...

vadais

A Sri Lankan snack, fried, scented with curry leaves and flavoured with onions and only a scattering of fennel and cumin seeds....

a random bite of arancini

I'll never go to the trouble of making risotto for the sole purpose of making arancini, but I will always try to make too much risotto in the future. For sure....