I’m a food writer and PR based in Poole, Dorset. To say I’m obsessed with all things edible would be an understatement. I believe that every mealtime should be gourmet in a little way; that means little or no processed food and lots of great ingredients. Even the humble sandwich can be a thing of great taste and satisfaction so there are no excuses for substandard food… it puts me in a dreadful mood, I’d rather go hungry.
My style of cooking is typically rustic with big bold flavours and I am influenced mostly by my Libyan background and childhood years in living in Dubai. Basically North African and Middle Eastern cuisine ticks a lot of boxes for me. I’ve been lucky enough to travel a fair bit and eaten weird & wonderful things; flying squirrel curry, camel meat, and even Masai mead (made by the tribal women who spit into the fermented juice of the sausage tree!). Thankfully whilst I am inspired my travels, I won’t be preparing any of these at my supper clubs or including them in my fuss free recipes.
My partner & I forage for mushrooms and berries in the New Forest during the autumn, and enjoy cockling and clamming on the seashore too. We have a bread oven in the garden, and I can honestly say we make the best crispy pizza ever and a damned fine 18 hour pulled pork (Mexican carnitas anyone?). Check out our blog www.itsanadventure.co.uk for more details
I don’t really buy into food fads and fashion and I eat ALL of the food groups (just in moderation). You won’t see me on the no sugar, no carb, no dairy, gluten free wagon but I do like experimenting with new ingredients, especially if there is a health benefit attached. If something can be made more nutritious and it either improves or doesn’t affect the taste of the dish I’m all for it.
So if you love food then please join me on my journey in making every day, a little bit gourmet.
p.s just so you know, all of the photos on this site have been taken by me or my partner and is of food that I have prepared or eaten (usually both). If you would like to use them please only do so with my permission.