Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Well, why go to a restaurant this Valentine when you can cheat with some gorgeously fresh food, prepared by Tossed, then take it home, turn it out on a plate, and pass it off as your own? Beats getting stuff from Marks & Spencer. It's also calorie counted so for once you can drink lashings of champagne (I would!!! valentine or not!!) and eat some well deserved chocolate. And if the Valentine does not turn up, the advantage is that you have not wasted any time cooking and you are still going to have a great meal!

Sexy Salmon Love Salad is the one to have! Go and get it for valentine (£4.95, 338 calories, 5.8 g of fat, what more do you want!)

I had more information to give you but my bloggy blog is not behaving well tonight so I will try again later.


For all you would-be Valentines out there, you dont have to spend an awful lot of money to impress your Valentine. Good food, especially when you know where it's coming from, can do the trick. Read some information below

Spaghetti House Plays Pasta Cupids This Valentine

Share the passion at Spaghetti House this Valentine, with a new approach to pasta as the must-have dish on the lovers’ menu. Available at all Spaghetti House restaurants in the evening only on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February, the two-course sharing menu is an aphrodisiac delight, which also includes an aperitif, coffee and liqueur, all for just £18 per person.

Start with a flute of Prosecco Rosé for sparkling refreshment, before a sharing portion of Spaghettata di Venere is served at the table in a tegamino pan, for lovers to help themselves from. Screaming ‘take me, I am yours’ at every mouthful, this freshly prepared ‘Venus’s Spaghetti’ is a real recipe for seduction, blending the best known aphrodisiac ingredients in one dish. It combines generous helpings of fresh lobster, Mediterranean prawns, light tomato, chilli and white wine for a real taste sensation and a warming aphrodisiac effect. Myth or reality, if aphrodisiac cuisine does not exist, the taste of Spaghetti Venere is still divine, so much so that pasta is thought to be a ‘feast for the gods’…..if it didn’t exist, Spaghetti House would have had to invent it!

The Valentine’s menu then offers a sharing portion of Tiramisu dell’Amorosa, served with two spoons of course. This Lovers’ Tiramisu is served with strawberries and chocolate sauce, two ingredients well known for firing up the passion on Valentine’s Day, so that you can feed the imagination as well as your loved one. Finish with coffee and a shot of Amaretto liqueur, served with a plate of cantuccini, the Tuscan biscuits ideal for dipping in coffee or in the liqueur.

An attractive food platter, a nice potion, a pinch of decorum, a little bit of imagination, and a warm welcome from Spaghetti House are all you need for a Valentine to remember. And if you don’t find love on the night, you might just fall in love with Spaghetti House. Each restaurant has its own distinctive setting and décor, provide a welcoming atmosphere for Valentines of all ages.

The 11 Spaghetti House restaurants are located at Westfield London W12, Woodstock Street near Bond St W1, Goodge Street Fitzrovia W1, Bryanston Street near Marble Arch W1, Haymarket SW1, Knightsbridge SW1, Sicilian Avenue Holborn WC1, St Martin’s Lane WC2, Duke Street W1, Cranbourn Street near Leicester Square WC2 and Bressenden Place Victoria SW1. Also check

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Ken Hom presented a series of food programmes which have now won several awards in Asia.
The Noodle Road - amazing viewing. 'Noodle' is meant in its broadest context: from Marco Polo to spaghetti, from Chinese noodles and more.
Worth ordering if you are interested If you order the entire series

I watched it, it's amazing!


Sabrina Ghayour, who writes up the fab recipes for, has come come up with the idea of a fundraiser for Haiti. Within 48 hours, she got the venue (Le Bouchon Breton, Old Spitalfields Market, E1), two well known chefs already, and lots of people who have pledged to donate food for the six course banquet, wines, big prizes to auction and prizes for the raffle. She aims to raise as much money as quickly as possible to get more help to those affected. Please help her if you can. you can contact her on Dont be shy!

Now, I have not written anything on my blog for sometime, quite frankly, I had nothing new to tell you, and have not been to any fab restaurants at all recently (although all that is changing, watch this space) - but what better way than to start my new year blog than with a news like this.

you can also email me if you wnat more information - just do something beside reading! Thank you.