Journal

13th July, 2016

A Maharajah Christmas 2016

A Maharajah Christmas 2016

It’s the same story every Christmas – the same overcooked turkey, the same roast potatoes, the same brussel sprouts, the Christmas pudding and mince pies you’ve already eaten too much of in December, the same boiled vegetables and the list goes on. Whilst there are the more adventurous ones amongst us that will eschew traditional […]

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04th July, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Dinner Party

 A private dinner party that takes you down the Rabbit hole and into Wonderland “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, […]

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31st May, 2016

Wedding Catering & Planning

Wedding Catering & Planning

Last week we did our first wedding of the year and it was in the spectacularly beautiful West Reservoir Centre in Stoke Newington (North London). The bride and groom requested an Indian-inspired menu for their dinner, with canapés to start and a sharing-style main meal to follow. We were also asked to be the wedding […]

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10th December, 2015

A Maharajah Christmas 2015

A Maharajah Christmas 2015

Kings and Queens, Maharajah’s and Maharani’s… “Whatever creatures dwell on this earth, by food, in truth, they live. And into food they shall pass, For truly, food is the chief of beings” – Taittiriya Upanishad, 8th Century BC No truer words could be said than those above for food, truly is the chief of all beings. […]

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29th October, 2015

Positive Energy event with MoneySuperMarket

Positive Energy event with MoneySuperMarket

Last week we were invited to be part of Moneysupermarket‘s latest outreach about how easy it is to switch your energy supplier. The brief? Pratap was to cook a meal in 5 minutes – which is how long it takes to switch your current energy supplier. But, it wasn’t going to be that easy. Not […]

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15th October, 2015

7 Tips for Staying healthy during the changing weather

7 Tips for Staying healthy during the changing weather

We’ve said goodbye to the summer and are now well into the red leaves and crisp air of autumn. This change of weather means one thing to a lot of us: cold and flu season!! This year I’m trying prevention before cure. Here are some preventive measures we can take to try and scare away these […]

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12th October, 2015

Ben’s House Pop-up dinner

Ben’s House Pop-up dinner

Perfume: An Edible Scent Part 2 We’re really excited about doing our first pop-up outside our home and where better than with Ben Leask – shopkeeper extraordinaire, who owns and runs Ben’s House. Ben’s House is a cafe and deli in the heart of Fitzrovia where everything is crafted, cured and created in London, including wine and […]

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18th May, 2015

Perfume: An Edible Scent

Perfume: An Edible Scent

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath in our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it” Patrick Suskind, PERFUME. One just can’t argue with […]

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01st April, 2015

The Savior of Souls: Chicken Broth

The Savior of Souls: Chicken Broth

If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed since the first time someone thought of eating a chicken, it’s the belief that a good chicken broth is good for your soul especially when there’s a nasty cold getting you down. Isn’t it (unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, in which case there’s something else)? But what is […]

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24th February, 2015

Abalone – Aphrodisiac from the sea

Abalone – Aphrodisiac from the sea

 The folklore of oral tradition has, over centuries, attributed enormous aphrodisiac powers on most of the sea’s edible bounty, owing to the goddess Aphrodite who emerged from the ocean and from whose name we get the word ‘aphrodisiac’.  The abalone is just one of these mysterious creatures believed to have been a mighty aphrodisiac, one […]

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