Zoe Perrett

  • email: perrett.z@googlemail.com
  • Royally pregnant with expectation

    Friday April 19th, 2013

    Labouring the point somewhat, The Cinnamon Club has devised a new menu designed to nurture expectant mothers like the Duchess of Cornwall herself.

  • By George, Let's Celebrate the Best of British

    Monday April 15th, 2013

    Although St George's own heritage may lie beyond our own fair isle, it's only fair that we celebrate the fine fellow's contribution to good old England with some good old English fare. And Kensington's Park Terrace Restaurant is holding a fayre to do just that. Let's hope the weather's set fair. Okay, I'll stop now.

  • Raise a Chang beer for Thai New Year

    Saturday April 6th, 2013

    This year has been a right washout. Grey, drab, dreary. So I’ve been looking to other cultures to brighten the bleakness. Persian Nowruz, Indian Holi... Next on my agenda, Thai Songkran.

  • The Green Kitchen – David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl

    Saturday April 6th, 2013

    In the wake of ‘Horsegate’ it’s inevitable many people will have a dalliance with vegetarianism, however short-lived. But, as the authors prove, it’s really just more about mindful eating than mealy-mouthed moralising. This pair have got it licked. 

  • Roti Chai spices up the Southbank

    Monday April 1st, 2013

    This pop-up pedals exotic street snackerels and cocktails to Alchemy festival-goers, providing shelter from the elements and tasty ways to warm up whether you’re hungry or hitting the hard stuff.

  • Chic choc with CHOC Chick

    Sunday March 24th, 2013

    I’ve got me a Masterkit and I’m damn well going to master the art of this raw chocolate-making malarkey. I’m suffering from an addiction to purchasing astronomically-priced hunks of the righteous brown stuff. My bank balance is ailing, but I’m not willing to go cold turkey. So I'll just make my own.

  • Easter Eggy Eggy Eggy! Oi Oi Oi!

    Saturday March 23rd, 2013

    You’re never too old for an Easter egg. Or too much of a cocoa connoisseur, or too skint to indulge. In a purely altruistic act, we got cracking into shells of all sorts to bring you this bumper delivery from the Easter bunny.

  • Asda’s eggcellent Easter wines

    Friday March 22nd, 2013

    Whether you’re serving up a special meal for the family or entertaining friends this Easter, here are some of Asda expert Philippa Carr’s top picks for the long weekend.

  • Don’t be a hot cross bunny- try these treats

    Thursday March 21st, 2013

    Easter doesn't have to go pear-shaped if all things egg-shaped don't float your boat. Cake, candy, and cross-topped buns are in this bunny's basket. He's even made a trip to the (chocolate) fishmongers'...

  • Oh Ferns, not Nandos

    Thursday March 14th, 2013

    Watch your trolley. These days, you can’t afford a wonky wheel in the ‘World Food’ aisle. Shelves from foot to forehead are crammed with jars, and a single ill-judged move could be dangerous. And messy. Very, very messy.

  • Super St Patrick’s Day Scran

    Tuesday March 12th, 2013

    Seeking to kick off your St Pat’s in the traditional style of the Emerald Isle? Get yourself down to Asda and you’ll have the luck of the Irish.

  • Taking A Craic At Celtic Cheese

    Tuesday March 12th, 2013

    You could spend St. Patrick’s Day in search of a lucky shamrock, bending over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone, or fending off the leprechaun who wants to steal your Lucky Charms. But the real craic’s to be had from simply savouring some spiffing Irish cheese.

  • Mama Mia- Mothers' Day, Sorted

    Tuesday March 5th, 2013

    She made you do all sorts you didn’t want to and still does. But, lest we forget, she also quite literally Made you. So make her feel appreciated for bestowing the world with such a fine specimen of humanity with a triffic treat.

  • Mother's Ruin - The History of Gin

    Tuesday March 5th, 2013

    In which Zoe Perrett discovers the fascinating history of the spirit considered responsible for the downfall of many a housewife.

  • A Holi Spicy Menu at Cinnamon

    Tuesday February 26th, 2013

    March 27th is Holi, that bright riot that is India’s most colourful festival, and all three of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon restaurants are planning celebrations more technicolour than Joseph’s gaudy Dreamcoat. 

  • The Ultimate Nepalese Cookbook – Pemba Lama and Nicci Gurr

    Monday February 25th, 2013

    Ultimate compliments to the authors in filling a very vacant niche with this enlightening, accessible little number. It’s not aiming to set the world alight - rather, it ignites a slow-burning fondness for this esoteric, undercelebrated cuisine, showcasing a collection of dishes to really put fire in your belly.

  • Cyrus Challenges Asian Junior Chefs

    Tuesday February 19th, 2013

    ‘Everyone dabbles in ‘exotic’ ingredients,’ Cyrus Todiwala states, ‘But no-one’s quite managing to fine tune their approach’. And that’s just the issue that the formidable chef is hoping to address, throwing his full weight behind a new competition.

  • Curry Cuisine - Sweet, Spicy, Slammin' Jam

    Monday February 18th, 2013

    On first consideration, 'spiced jam' sounds a shade scary. But once your grey matter moves beyond any 'curry in your condiment' connotations, they become spreads to really savour. 'Spice with sweets' just makes sense. 

  • Yalla Yalla

    Thursday February 14th, 2013

    Choose Yalla Yalla for dips and spanking fresh salads, gut-busting grills, and unusual puds worth exploring. Don’t if you’re in the market for mind-blowing hot mezze, or have no desire to drink the sort of cocktails that return you to the heady days of swigging illicit alcopops outside the yoof club. And, if you do go, sneak in a salt cellar.

  • Hot Diggedy Dog - Beagle Lands In Shoreditch

    Tuesday February 12th, 2013

    Hot on the heels of the Great Horsemeat Scandal, we receive news of a Beagle restaurant...Oh, wait, it’s not serving up ACTUAL beagles, or serving food to them- although this being a Shoreditch venture, both are possible and, arguably, some of the clientele might be derogatorily described as ‘real dogs’.