Sophie Michell

  • Have Your Cake and Eat It 15 Jun 18

    For A chef known for gloriously tasty, yet healthy recipes and a pragmatic approach to dieting, being diagnosed as insulin resistant and pre-diabetic was a shock. “My doctor blithely told me to give... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Sathi 15 Jun 18

    It’s quiet and peaceful outside Sathi in the fading summer light; I should be relaxed. I’m not. Instead, I’m tapping my foot, looking anxiously along the street and texting my husband... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Di Paolo 1 Jun 18

    Di Paolo has a relaxed, confident vibe. There are traditional white tablecloths, cream walls with textile art in orange and ochre, and American standards on the sound system. The cheerful buzz from... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Cricketers 18 May 18

    I first came across this delightful country pub during a Sunday afternoon amble – it’s set in the heart of Sarratt Village, moments from stunning Chess Valley walks. I was wearing wellies and... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Terasano 4 May 18

    Stepping into Toresano on Ruislip High Street is like stepping into Spain. Sadly, owner Isidro Cenizo can’t provide Spanish temperatures for an English spring, but what he can – and does... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Bricklayers Arms 20 Apr 18

    On a dank April evening The Bricklayers Arms stands proudly in the tiny hamlet of Flaunden like a beacon in the gloom. Inside, this 18th century Grade II listed pub – cosily decorated in warm... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Coach and Horses 6 Apr 18

    In the pretty and quintessentially English town of Rickmansworth lies the pretty and quintessentially English Coach and Horses Pub. Full of oak beams, open fire places and cosy nooks, a visit there is... Read More

  • Food for Thought 23 Mar 18

    Having spent his entire career arguing for the benefits of local produce and environmental sound eating, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is still troubled by the sheer size of what he is up against... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: M18 23 Mar 18

    M18 opens onto a vast interior, cleverly partitioned to create two smaller spaces, with a dark and moody atmosphere: charcoal walls, accents of burnt orange – and some very funky lighting on both... Read More

  • Feed Your Skin 9 Mar 18

    1. Look Younger with Lotus Seeds Popped lotus seeds may just look like any other savoury snack, but the seeds contain plant compounds that can have antioxidant activity, including different types... Read More

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