Surprising Herring is Sustainable and Delicious

On a recent Friday night, several of us gathered at the Billingsgate Seafood School here in London for a workshop on herring. The school is a wonderful resource for people in the seafood trade and chefs in training as well as home cooks and consumers. Headed by C.J. Jackson, the school offers a bounty of…

Cooking from the Heart

About two times a month I cook lunch for people with cancer at The Breast Cancer Haven. The organization provides nutritional advice, massage, acupuncture, talk therapy and classes in yoga and Qi Gong, workshops and much more for those suffering with this prevalent disease. Lunch is provided for a nominal cost and cooked solely by…

Autumn Leaves

The trees are turning, leaves are crunching underfoot and the breeze has a little nip on its tail – autumn is here in all it’s glory. Along with the season come the fruits of October, among them apples, cabbage and potatoes. Why not pair some of those crisp, tart Bramleys with ham, cheddar and a…

Solving Global Problems in a Gorgeous Garden

In a little corner of Puglia, Italy one man is attempting to find solutions for water shortages, world hunger and crop diversity. Paolo Belloni started Il Giardino Pomona in 1994 as an experiment in permaculture and as a way to save heritage varieties of fruit trees. Along the way he created an ingenious method of…

Harvest Time

Gardens are overflowing with the best summer has to offer right now. The growing season is so short in England and the weather so mercurial that one has to make the most of what’s on offer. I came home from a visit with family in Devon loaded with bags of purple green beans, sunny yellow…