All posts tagged: Marylebone

Italian Cooking at La Cucina Caldesi with Healthy Food Guide

What comes to mind when you think of Italian food? Pizza and pasta would seem like fairly obvious choices. Regular readers of this blog will know that I adore both Italy and the gorgeous cuisine it produces, but it’s normally a bit of an indulgence, with a lot of carbs and calories. I was recently invited to a cookery class with Healthy Food Guide which focused on healthy Italian food, so I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for us to rustle up! The class was held at the La Cucina Caldesi Italian Cookery School in Marylebone, which I hadn’t been to before, so it was nice to discover somewhere new. And the class was held by Kate Caldesi herself! We started off making almond milk. I’ve seen this being used in recipes for a while but hadn’t actually tried it myself. It was made by blending the almonds (which had been left to soak overnight in water – both to make it easier to break down in the food processor and to …

Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea at 108 Pantry

Did you know that this week is Afternoon Tea Week? I’ve been to quite a few Afternoon Teas across the UK now (mostly in London), many of which I’ve written about on here, but I still have a fairly extensive list of places I’d love to visit. At the weekend, I was invited to Afternoon Tea at 108 Pantry within The Marylebone Hotel. And I was particularly looking forward to the fact that they offer a ‘gluten-free’ option, which I’ve never come across before. I’m not intolerant to gluten but I was interested to see how the products would compare to the ‘classic’ versions and be able to report back to you on here. I wrote my first gluten-free related post on here last week and it got a pretty good response, so there’s obviously a lot of interest in the subject. New research by Udi’s Gluten Free (which I was given today) has found that the top struggle of those who are gluten-intolerant is ‘eating out in a restaurant’. The recent introduction of the EU’s Food …