Hi, I'm Rachel and welcome to my blog!

I have always loved to cook, and if I had to list a ‘hobby’ I would without a doubt say trying new restaurants. I started this blog way back when in February of 2011 as a fashion blog, but when I started university and cooking for myself, this turned into a space where I could share my favourite recipes, eateries and some of my adventures fromย Los Angelesย (where I used to live)ย to remote Icelandic fishing villages.

If you’re new here, my favourite recipe on the blog is my Indian Spiced Leftover Summer Vegetable Fritters (but the most popular is my Super Simple 3-Step Chocolate Brownies, which have been baked by readers all over the world). My favourite London restaurant I have reviewed so far has been Beagle in Hoxton, (but my most read review is of breakfast at Dishroom in Shoreditch), and my favourite Los Angeles restaurant (which also happens to be my favourite brunch in the world) The Tasting Kitchen in Venice; however, people seem to enjoy my review of The Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills.

I’m from the English Countryside, and I split my time between my little corner of Kent and West London. I also spend a lot of time at my parent’s home in Brittany, Northern France and I get a little sun starved if I stay away from California for too long! I’m a recovering political adviser spending my days writing about food (here and as a freelancer: you can read some of the work I’ve done for other publications like Great British Chefs, Buzzfeed and Sainsbury’s Magazine here). My first cookbook, Student Eats, was published by Ebury August 2017. You can find more about it here, and get your hands on a copy here.

If you want to get in touch with me, feel free to drop me an email or send me a tweet. If you want to know what I’ve been up to most recently, the best place to find me in (almost real time) is on Instagram.

  • So, it turns out the secret to a really deep, flavourful soup when youโ€™re making ramen at home is to make it on the slow cooker. My Slow Cooker Ramen (link in profile) topped with a soft boiled egg, plenty of silken tofu and a big drizzle of homemade hot sauce is basically weeknight goals๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿœ
  • London? You were on particularly fine form today! Revelling in all of this beautiful weather where we can all switch over to just long sleeves and jackets! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • Love pokรฉ? New on the blog today (link in profile!) Iโ€™ve got my recipe for a Korean Sashimi Salad (Hwe Dup Bap) with chunks of fresh tuna, salmon and cucumber, served over baby leaves and brown rice, and all pulled together with the most easy (and addictive - I put it on everything now!) Korean sweet chilli-honey sauce. ๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿš๐ŸŸ
  • On special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries we go to the bakery to fetch breakfast. This mornings (Valentines) blueberry streusel muffin was the best I have ever tasted.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

My Book

Student Eats

My first cookbook includes +120 easy, cheap and delicious recipes for anyone who wants to learn to cook food from scratch at home, who may be pressed for time, existing in a tiny kitchen, or keeping to a tight budget.

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My Book

Student Eats

My first cookbook includes +120 easy, cheap and delicious recipes for anyone who wants to learn to cook food from scratch at home, who may be pressed for time, existing in a tiny kitchen, or keeping to a tight budget.

Buy Now