Tell me what you eat, and I will show you who you are…

I recently purchased yet another French cook book, this time one by Michel Roux and in it I found this quote; “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai qui tu es” by Jean Anthelme Rillat-Savarin. In English it translates to “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are”. I…

New York, New York Food Tour

I want to be a part of it, New York New York- Frank Sinatra one of my many faves said this, rather sang this and it is very true. From an early age I have always been fascinated by new York and visiting during the summer has always been a great time of the year…

Working 9 to 5

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers said this and this is exactly what I would use to describe my three week stage at Le Gavroche. When I left on my…

A Salted Caramel Life

Graig Groshel said “Your biggest dream is an insult to the plans God has for you” deep right?! Friends when I tell you I’ve been slapped upside the head, lightly punched and had my life handed to me on a platter all at the same time would you believe me? Would you think I was…

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Lemon Squares…

One of my favourite books to read is Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I read this book for the first time perhaps when I was twelve but I knew it was a keeper. In it she talks about being drawn by the magic of the unspeakable. So to explain my absence I’ve been experiencing…

Thought Impregnated with Love becomes Invincible

If you did anything on Monday evening, I only hope it was just as glorious as what I experienced. My sister and I had decided to have a wine and cake party in our house in London whilst on holiday. At the time it seemed like a fantastic idea until we got back to Heathrow Airport…

And so there was a wedding…

Julia Child once said “…nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.” This week I experienced just that. My friend Becky got married today and being one of the first of my friends to wed, it was a very special day. Made even more special when she asked me to…

Bake A Difference…

“I believe that love expands. As you give love out its received, and reciprocated- and it grows. That’s the beauty of it”. Hill Harper’s words were very true to me these past couple of days. The University term came to an end and  I had to do something for my flatmates as a celebration to the…

The Ache For Home Lives In All Of Us…

Maya Angelou cleverly summed up the feeling we all get missing home when she said this. It has come to a long end of term here at Nottingham and with both my brother and sister already back home in Nigeria, a good two weeks before I am due to arrive, I’ve found myself feeling very nostalgic about…

Don’t Ruin a Chocolate Experience By Feeling Guilty

Lora Brody could not have said it better when she said the above statement. Chocolate is a treat, and there really is no substitute. And yes I know in this commercial world we live in we can get it when we want and wherever we go. We begin to think of chocolate as just another…

A Labor of Love…

And it starts. The purpose? The aim? The dream? It all started a while back when I found Julia Child. I was intrigued by all she had to offer and since I LOVED French food I decided to give it a go. Then I was hooked, not only on what I was making but how…