Sunday Tittle Tattle (noun?): everything from the week that I have forgotten to post about, in easy brunch-sized chunks…
1) I was in Grazia China this week! Quite a nice feature – or at least I think it was. I have absolutely no idea what it says! If you spot a copy the please do pick it up and, if you read Chinese, give me a brief translation. I just need the gist of it. For all I know it could say, “look at this total buffoon we bumped into in London! Hahaha!” Or something. I look quite sleepy in the opening shot – it always interests me to see which shot a magazine will pick out of hundreds and hundreds of frames. I say interests, I mean surprises. It’s never the one you expect it to be!
2) New Netflix obsessions: The Office, but the American version. I wanted to hate it because I loved the original so much, but actually, it’s brilliant. Very well written. Mr AMR can’t watch it because it’s too cringey and quite a few other people I’ve spoken to also can’t handle the frustration and sheer bite-your-hand-off awkwardness of it. Perhaps you have to be a certain type of person! I am that person. I thoroughly recommend it, especially if you’re ill and stuck in bed and need a bit of light entertainment.
3) This is quite random, but a few people have been asking me where I get my Mexican sauces and salsas from that sometimes crop up in my pictures. I get them from a Mexican “grocers” in Bethnal Green, East London. It’s called Casa Mexico and you can also order from them online. They do a great range of different dried chillis and tinned and bottled sauces – just about everything you need to jazz up your chilli con carne or chicken fajitas. I found out about Casa Mexico when I was looking through Thomasina Mier’s book, Mexican Food Made Simple – there are a number of other good stockists cited in there too. I use that recipe book a lot, it’s great for getting ideas for fresh and spicy dinners. The Casa Mexico website is here.
4) Staying on the subject of food (back to beauty tomorrow), I want to share the latest recipe that we filmed for Feel Good Food. I cannot begin to tell you how delicious this dish is – a beetroot gnocchi with goat’s cheese that just completely knocked my socks off! It looks very, very impressive – a good one to do at a dinner party, especially if you have guests who don’t eat meat or fish. But do eat cheese. This would go down a treat. If you’re reading on email, just click here to watch the video. Otherwise, look down!