Roof top street food comes to West London

The opening of Pergola on the Roof in West London this week confirms it’s no longer just something for East Londoners to enjoy. The new pop- up roof top venue is on top of the old Television Centre roof in Wood Lane and features some of London’s fanciest restaurants. There’s a lot to choose from with…

Pillowy-soft Victoria sponge cake

The Victoria sponge is a staple in British baking and everyone who has had a dab at it will probably have made one. Here I’ve made Lily Vanilli’s version with a few tweaks of my own.

Frank’s is open again for the summer

Ready, set go… everyone’s favourite rooftop bar, Frank’s in Peckham, has reopened for the summer – queue Instagram meltdown. Looking forward to getting high @frankspeckham rooftop reopening tonight… #Peckham pic.twitter.com/wlX0TBxMpY — Nicholas Davies (@NckDavies) 19 May 2016 We well as the new brunch service at the weekends, it’s also had a bright pink paint job…

More than 90,000 sign a petition to save BBC Food before it’s axed

As news of the BBC’s plans to axe BBC Food along with host of other services including Newsbeat, angry user took to social media to vent their frustration. More than 90,000 people have also signed a petition on Change.org to try and block these plans and keep the food website running. The reason for the…

Today’s lunch from a telephone box

We all know space is at a premium in London but converting an old red telephone box into a salad bar is a first. It comes from the genius folks at Spier’s Salads who have taken the phone box and created a tiny salad shop in Bloomsbury Square in Holborn. There’s a choice of five every…

Matcha matcha everywhere

Matcha has taken the place of kale, spirulina and so many quinoa salads before it and has popped up across London in cafes, bars and restaurants across the city. Famed for its superfood qualities, the Japanese green tea is the next trend in healthiness and well-being and to celebrate its popularity a six-week pop-up matcha…

White Chocolate And Orange Loaf Cake

Loaf cakes are a favourite of mine as not only are they easy to make and relatively straightforward, they’re easy to transport across tube and train journeys. This one is from Ruby Tandoh’s book Crumb but I have changed it slightly with a few extra additions such as flaked almonds  and pansys, and a few things…

Chocolate peanut butter cookies

You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate – or simply just peanut butter out of the pot with a large spoon, but if you want something a little more dignified, try these delicate little biscuits.

Lemon and basil sponge with blueberry filling

We have eight plants which are all thriving and instead of making yet another mozzarella and tomato salad I decided to try putting some into my baking. Lemon and basil are natural mix and while most recipes are heavy loaves or pudding-based i wanted to make a lighter sponge. Here’s the result of my experiment,…

Fruity fairy cakes

The fairy cake is a thing of joy to me which brings back childhood and here’s how to make the perfect fairy and butterfly cakes.