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, Cadiz 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 on the road or relaxing in my village retreat in Andalusia. 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, secret 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 from 21 chefs and cooks, evocative travelogue and culinary stories revealing the lasting impact of the Moors of Al-Andalus.

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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.

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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!

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