Over the last 4 years I have been lucky enough to be on the Gaby Roslin’s BBC Radio London show. It has been great fun coming up with interesting and seasonal dishes for guests to try on air.
The main challenge, as I am sure you can imagine, is to always impress. Any dish you take into the studio has to look stylish, taste great and be easy to chat about (with confidence!) on air.
Hitting the Spot:
I love adding a twist to a classic as the guests often love something a bit different, Rob Beckett loved my Beetroot Gnocchi with Roasted Baby Beets and Goats Curd last winter.
In the summer, something ice cool always hits the spot; a Sipsmith Gin and Tonic Granita was enjoyed by some of the Made in Chelsea cast this summer, despite having to take it on the tube, it managed to hold to my great relief.
I chatted all things festive, how to keep it simple when entertaining and how to create the perfect gold eggs in between acts from some fantastically talented bands and singers.
Radish Stacks with Marmite Butter and Toasted Buckwheat
Gold Quails Eggs with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper
Basil Mousse in Charcoal Pastry with Edamame Bean
Rosewater Marshmallows with Rose Petals
Sherry Fudge with Toasted Almonds
THE GUEST LIST
Matt Cardle, The Carnabys, Ward Thomas, Jess and The Bandits, Matt Allwright, Jack Savoretti to name but a few.