The bigger picture...
Food and travel are what make me tick – even better when I can write or talk about them.
During over 30 years of travels which have resulted in 15 books, including 4 cookbooks, I have come to realise that gastro-communication is key. Who doesn’t like food – whether grazing at the markets of Oaxaca or Luang Prabang, or salivating over street food in Burma or Kolkata? And there is no better non-verbal way to relate to people than through their cooking, whether over a sizzling pan, in a restaurant or beside mountains of market produce.
Luckily my hometown of London offers an unrivaled choice of global cuisines to indulge in when I'm not admiring distant horizons or relaxing in Andalusia, my retreat. London is also where I share an intense cultural life with my journalist partner, Richard.
So order my cookbook(s), read my blog or join me on a tour of deepest Andalusía. Thank you for
dropping by and come back soon!
My latest books
Andaluz - a Food Journey through Southern Spain
A vivid window on the history and above all food of Andalucía, with over 100 recipes, 21 chefs and cooks, travelogue and culinary stories revealing the lasting impact of the Moors of Al-Andalus.Read more
The North African Kitchen
Authentic recipes culled from eight home cooks in Marrakesh, Fez, Tunis, Carthage and Tripoli (Libya) - make up a mouth-watering and evocative gastro-journey across North Africa, via souks, riads and contemporary kitchens.Read more
Mexican Modern / Real Mexican Food
An exploration of the revival of pre-Hispanic cooking in some of Mexico's top restaurants, including acclaimed chefs Enrique Olvera of Pujol, Martha Ortiz of Dulce Patria and Alejandro Ruiz of Casa Oaxaca. Street food too!Read more