London Eating: 5 Best Summer Brunch Spots

London Eating: 5 Best Summer Brunch Spots

There is nothing that screams out ‘its the weekend‘ more than brunch! Sure, it might be tempting to pop around the corner to your local and get the dish you always order, but there are so many exciting places to explore in London. Forget dinner, this is the meal to eat like a king, especially… Read more »

james ramsden

My Life on a Plate: James Ramsden

James Ramsden is a Ballymaloe trained cook, Guardian food writer, broadcaster and author of several cookbooks. He is best known to me for his wholesome home cooking and love of roast chicken, but it is his hotly sought after supperclub ‘The Secret Larder’ that his made his name. I met James several years ago, right at the… Read more »

Avocado, Chilli and Pomegranate Molasses on Toast, recipe, easy, tess ward, chef

Avocado, Chilli and Pomegranate Molasses on Toast

As part of my continual amazement and the sheer power of the world’s obsession with avocado on toast (ok, Instagram’s obsession with it) I have succumbed to dedicating an article to it too. Based on the amount of #avotoast hashtags, it seems we can’t get enough of this sensual creamy fruit, spread across a crisp hunk of carby goodness… It… Read more »

Is the vegan obsession ruining our relationship with food?

Is the vegan obsession ruining our relationship with food?

In the last year the vegan diet has been a hot topic of conversation. Column inches and articles have whipped up so much controversy and condemnation around the negative effects of eating animal products, that what was formerly a minority approach to food has grown into a movement. As a healthy foodie and advocate of eating well, but by… Read more »

Fluffy Mango Pancakes with Coconut Cream Sauce

Fluffy Mango Pancakes with Coconut Cream Sauce

Ever since brunch last week, I have been thinking about pancakes… There is a restaurant, down the road from my house called Tom’s Kitchen. A small, everyday, affordable eatery owned by michelin starred chef Tom Aikens that serves some of the most impressive pancakes in town. I say pancakes, but in fact it is one, solo,… Read more »

The Best of British Wine: Nutbourne Vineyard

The Best of British Wine: Nutbourne Vineyard

No good food renaissance would be complete without booze. Whilst the UK has been reinventing itself as a foodie hub, a melting pot of good restaurants and a worthy gastronomic destination, there is one part that has been rather overlooked… good British wine. Across much of the south coast of the country, talented cultivators have been developing crops of red,… Read more »

Pulled Pork Lettuce Cups

Pulled Pork Lettuce Cups

I am just going to put it out there and say I think that these might be the best way to eat pulled pork. They are certainly a refreshing, summery, lighter take on the classic pulled pork taco. Instead for using tortillas I have opted for baby gem lettuce cups to be the vehicle to scoop the… Read more »

TESS WARD : The Naked Diet: An introduction

THE NAKED DIET : TRAILER

I am honoured (and just a little bit emotional) that my first cookbook is going to be released in a month. To show you a little more, I have made a little introductory video that I hope you will enjoy.   A bit about the book: The Naked Diet is a cookbook to help you… Read more »

Good Fat vs Bad Fat 101

Good Fat vs Bad Fat 101

Over the past few weeks a lot of messages I have been getting have been relating to the fat debate and whether being healthy, and maintaining or loosing weight means cutting out fats. For years, we have been told that following a low-fat diet is the key to maintaining health, losing weight and managing ailments. God knows who was put in… Read more »

Mexico Pop Up Feast at Selfridges, London , Tess Ward, Chef, Food, Writer

Mexico Pop Up Feast at Selfridges, London

If you are a fan of Mexican food this little gem of a London pop up not one to be missed. For the summer months only (10 weeks to be specific), Selfridges corner champagne bar are hosting an exclusive dinner experience celebrating the most wonderful, creative Mexican cooking. On board with this event are some… Read more »

Rosie Fortescue

My Life on a Plate: Rosie Fortescue

Rosie Fortescue made her name with the hit tv show Made in Chelsea. A hard working entrepreneurial women, with a strongly creative flair and a generous heart is how I would describe her. She also just so happens to be my neighbour and a hoarder of some of the best, boldest jewellery I have ever seen, You might… Read more »

Organic vs Non-Organic: Which to buy

Organic vs Non-Organic: Which to buy

If it was possible for everyone to have the budget for organic vegetables, it would certainly be a dream come true but in reality this isn’t the case and organic ingredients can often be rather expensive. If you are wondering where to pledge your money and what to buy organic, look no further. I have… Read more »