St. Lucia Saffron Buns (Lussebullar)

Here’s a quickie for the last of 2015! I’m in Taiwan awaiting a red-eye flight home, watching the Chinese version of David Attenborough with my mum and grandma. Landing in Taipei on the 25th, the only mention of Christmas was from our cheerful Dutch cabin crew upon announcing local temperatures and baggage claim numbers; literally overnight, everything’s gone from mulled wine and ice skating to… Continue reading St. Lucia Saffron Buns (Lussebullar)

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Autumn Romesco Roast & Visa Limbo

Since the beginning of October—and for ‘up to’ eight more weeks—my Tier 2 visa application has been sitting somewhere in the Home Office, slotted into a stack of bureaucratic paperwork. Aside from the weekly sign-in required of international students (mostly inconvenient, slightly demeaning, and eventually repealed), I never felt like my existence in London was… Continue reading Autumn Romesco Roast & Visa Limbo

Cycling Stories & Forged Apples

Some notable food-related bits have occurred in the past month; here’s a loosely curated deposit including magazine spreads and food cooked on a Blacksmith’s 1200ºC forge. A spread from my chicken-and-storm-filled cycling trip appeared in Issue 07 of Root+Bone. The original recipe for the Banana Oat Energy Bars was on Wandercrush in April, but I scraped some new words together for the feature: “You… Continue reading Cycling Stories & Forged Apples

Massaman Curry (แกงมัสมั่น)

Ever since January marked the unravelling of a dissertation-FMP-degreeshow-graduation-Pentagram-LIFE spool, I’ve been mashing together a panoply of announcements and happenings into one post per month, which creates this sort of illusory quality>quantity justification to ease my mind. But even as I turn my attention to the next thing—whether it’s as immediate as laundry or longterm as job applications—Wandercrush hasn’t become an obsolete obligation because it’s morphed… Continue reading Massaman Curry (แกงมัสมั่น)

Analogue Madrid & Baked Sea Bream (Besugo a la Madrileña)

June has come and gone along with the first half of 2015, it seems. The degree show has been curated, painstakingly built up (and all-t00-easily taken back down), my wonderful Mother came to visit, and tomorrow I start at my first full-time job in London. I wonder what to do with Wandercrush, which was started and maintained over two… Continue reading Analogue Madrid & Baked Sea Bream (Besugo a la Madrileña)

Almond-Encrusted Cauliflower & Creamed Spinach

HELLO ALL. The past two months have been absolutely consumed by my Final Major Project on endangered language education in Bangladesh (more to come in a future post). Particularly in the two weeks leading up to hand-in, my entire lifestyle changed to accommodate the workload and constant fluctuation between a state of panic and of exhaustion.… Continue reading Almond-Encrusted Cauliflower & Creamed Spinach

Banana Oat Bars & Easter Bike Touring

Happy, happy Easter Sunday. My super-non-food-related Final Major Project is rendering these posts fewer and further between, but it does mean that I get to pack more into each one. Today I bring you photographic documentation of a 5-day cycle trip, Windward bananas mashed into oaty energy bars, and collection of freshly laid Lake District eggs to cook over our… Continue reading Banana Oat Bars & Easter Bike Touring