All posts tagged: interview

The Canelé Revolution! Yvonne & Guite Review and Interview

In case you don’t know by now, I’m a bit of a Francophile, especially when it comes to food. Although I’m usually more of a fan of savoury French food than sweet. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll happily tuck into a macaron or a croissant any day, but given the opportunity to snack on something at home, I would usually opt for something savoury. When I was approached by a new London-based baking business called Yvonne & Guite, asking if I’d ever tried canelés, I shamefully had to say no. But when I did a bit of research, I realised I had tried them, I was just unaware of the name. They’re very unusually shaped and as my experience goes to show, the name hasn’t quite caught on in the UK yet, but I truly believe they’re going to go down a storm in the British confectionery scene very soon! Yvonne & Guite is owned by Caroline Coutand-Gavriloiu, who has loved to bake ever since she was a child in her parents’ kitchen. Her grandmothers, Yvonne …

Ready By 5 – A Supper Club On Your Doorstep! Review & Interview

Something strange happened to me one evening last week. I ate a vegetarian dinner. Yes, you read that correctly. Vegetarian. As you will know, I’m a meat fiend, and I can’t actually tell you the last time I ate a dinner without it some beefy or porky goodness in it. So what happened? Well, I recently came across a new business in Bow where I live, called ‘Ready by 5‘. It’s the brainchild of Cat Navarro, who wanted to offer a higher quality of takeaway food to fellow residents in the E3 postcode, cooking and delivering once a week to a set number of people. Tim and I regularly order takeaway at home, (we’re often very busy both for work/socially and it’s the easiest option), but I rarely write about it on here. It doesn’t really fit with the tone of the blog and is usually only relevant for people in my area. However, Ready at 5 just seemed like such a great business idea, offering a high quality of food delivered to your door, …