This is a growing list of websites, books, cooks & food stories that inspire me to write mine.


topimage-KitchenAn inspiration | Nigella Lawson

pastitsio1For colours and flavours | Tessa Kiros

‘Born in London to a Finnish mother and Greek-Cypriot father, she now lives in Tuscany with her Italian husband, Giovanni, and two children. A child of the world herself, Tessa grew up in South Africa and left home aged 18 to travel. She cooked London’s The Groucho Club as well as in Sydney, Athens and Mexico. Her eight sensuous cookbooks reflect those eclectic tastes and sense of adventure’ |

Two-Greedy-Italians-mainA wonderful TV series | Two Greedy Italians

‘The series sees the chefs Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio travelling around Italy to see how society and food has evolved over the years. It was produced by Nicola Gooch. An accompanying cookery book was produced for the series. A second series (entitled Two Greedy Italians: Still Hungry) was broadcast in April and May 2012.’ | Wikipedia.

For quick and healthy meals | Jamie Olivers 15 minute meals


Lebanese and mainly Vegetarian Recipes | Comptoir Libanais

‘Bold, bright and fast, Comptoir Libanais is Tony Kitous’s group of five cheerful Lebanese cafés. His first book, written with baker and photographer Dan Lepard, is in the same colourful style. It’s a straightforward collection of recipes from the restaurants, with a brief essay by Lebanese restaurateur Kamal Mouzawak about the nature of Arab food. Source:’

slow-food-story-berlin-festival-2013-closeA movie on Slow Food by Stefano Sardo | Slow Food Story

The founder of the Slow Food movement is Carlo Petrini who, in 1989, launched it in Paris as an international “resistance” movement against fast food. Today, Slow Food is present in 150 countries and promotes worldwide the use of “good, clean and fair food”.

sophie-dahl1To put you in a good mood | Sophie Dahl

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