PSB – purple sprouting broccoli
What beauties!!! Are they purple, are they blue…?? I got these at the farmers market while shooting for ‘Visit Cheltenham’ on Friday-- straight from the hands of the [...]
The raw garlic is in full swing.... that can only be one thing: cold bugs are around!! Growing up in Taiwan, nobody was ever that bothered [...]
Eating the pot plant
Asplenium/Asplenium australasicum/Bird Nest Fern-- what a beautiful bunch of fresh young curls! You probably know it as an ornamental plant, but did you know the young [...]
The talkative daughter
You've NO IDEA how much this is gonna make my ma chuckle...Her talkative daughter, the "conversationalist"... (The contract from Seabourn for my March gig just came [...]
That noodle from today's lunch, with vegetarian version of the classic noodle sauce made with TVP mince, shiitake mushroom, ginger and shallot-- vegan & gluten free. [...]
Presents all under the tree…
For someone who didn't grow up with the tradition/culture of Santa and the big Xmas morning thing, my first Xmas in UK was somewhat odd-- I [...]
Playing with food
I love playing with different ingredients, and sometimes it’s about marrying the east and the west! Growing up in Taiwan, the standard cooking equipment is a [...]
A very special stamp
27 years ago today, Margaret Thatcher resigned as PM, and I landed in UK to make it my second home. What a journey it's been!! I've [...]
Trees of Cheltenham.
Having come from the subtropics, where the seasons are not so distinguished, I'm still forever enchanted by the seasons. We're very lucky in Cheltenham; we have [...]
Learn, cook, enjoy!!
What a lovely evening of my Chef's Table event in the beautiful setting of the Gatehouse at Lord Crewe Arms (Northumberland, UK)-- amazing supportive staff, lovely diners who [...]
What a marathon that was, but totally worth it! (The first egg wash took my youngest 40mins with a fine brush...) Here they are, all 22 [...]
Sunday lunch efforts – a real treat of inari and onigiri!!
Taiwan has such an influence of Japanese food: it is ever present and actually one of the things I miss most! Whenever I go back, visits [...]