Have you ever dined at a butcher shop?

Have you ever dined at a butcher shop? I did yesterday, and I loved it. At 7PM on the dot – which meant a frantic Uber journey to get there on time  – I met with my friend Foodstinct aka my gay boyfriend at Hill & Szrok on Broadway market,…

Novikov ape

What I miss (and I don’t) of my ‘past life’ in Milan

I moved to London 8 years ago, from Milan. When I introduce myself as an Italian, one of the first things I get asked is if I miss home, the weather and the food. And of course, I miss having four distinct seasons, a summer that is not a spring….


Take a walk on the East side… and stop for dinner!

Recently there have been so many new openings, and in the East particularly, that is incredibly difficult to keep track of the London restaurant scene. September is shaping up to be even a busier month,  and I am at risk of an expanding waistline ;). Here are my three favorite…


Comics and Coffee

This morning on my way back from the car park, where I leave my Mini when I work from home, I stopped to check out a new cafe’, recently open at the border between Islington and Hackney, on Southgate road. It’s EMB, which stands for Eggs Milk Butter, a comic…


Best Gourmet Indian Takeaway in London: Bombay Munch

I have been unsure about disclosing my best 2012 takeaway finding, and then decided it’s too good not to be shared. At least once a month (recently more often than that) I come back home thinking I am too tired to cook, and that I deserve a little treat. This…


Saturday morning run

Regent’s Canal is my favorite place to run on a Saturday morning. I love running down Southgate road to the canal and then along the towpath from New North road to Victora park and back. It is such a relaxing run with a fantastic scenary and interesting people watching. From the cool Dalston crowd brunching at…


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