Weekly Love: Week 133

If you don’t own a copy, I want you to go and buy a book. I’m so serious about this, the following link for it is not even an affiliate link. Earlier this month, Anthony Bourdain, one of my favourite food writers and probably one of the biggest influences on food journalism and culture in my lifestyle took his own life in a French hotel room. When I was living in Los Angeles, between classes I used to sit under a tree on the UCLA campus reading his book Kitchen Confidential, which not only changed the way people looked at restaurants, but made me want to write about food. It is a brilliant book regardless, but if you’re passionate about food (and as you’re reading this book, I assume you are) it will speak to something in you in a way few other books will. Get your copy from Amazon here, or even better, go find one in your local independent bookstore.

Weekly Love 22.06.18[1]
1. Beautiful bright carrots at the farmers market. | 2. A big family (Saturday) lunch of roast beef, roast potatoes and of course way too may Yorkshire Puddings for 4 people! | 3. A simply divine dish of coffee rubbed steak and miso wasabi mashed potatoes from Asia de Cuba at Taste of London – a full blog post with everything we ate there coming soon! | 4. Cafe Pacifico, a Mexican joint in Covent Garden with award-winning cocktails were both kind enough to give us tickets to the festival, and to make us some free margaritas in frozen watermelon and passion fruit – must tries! Again, more on them in my post! | 5. Final plug for my upcoming Taste of London post, promise! It was also great to catch up with Mirabeau wines, my favourite rose wine from Provence – I’ve got a few bottles they sent me kicking around so keep an eye out what I do with them! | 6. Grilling a whole load of delicious veggies on the barbecue.

Weekly Love 22.06.18[2]
7. Chilling with a good book and painting my nails with a side of Galaxy (#ad) | 8. Chilling with a strawberry pavlova in the back of a pub quiz guessing the answers to all the questions! | 9. Enjoying a delicious sushi lunch at Yashin Ocean House. | 10. Doing a single-use plastic free week challenge with BRITA – find out how I got on here! | 11. Sorry, actually here is another Taste of London snap – simply divine truffle shu mai from Duddell’s. | 12. Making a bit more of an effort for Monday night supper: sea bream with beans, lemon and cherry tomatoes (full details here!)

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter (and get my free Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes eBook) which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook and restaurant reviews, and other updates.