Hello and welcome to yet another food blog. This one’s by me, Stephanie Clifford-Smith, journalist and author whose top three  favourite pursuits are cooking, travelling and eating. I like salsa dancing and wine as well but you won’t read about those here.

Here’s where I get to rant about stuff the papers won’t publish, share recipes I love, talk about travel and places to eat as well as review cookbooks old and new.

I’m happiest in the kitchen or holed up somewhere with my head in a cookbook, unless I’m trawling the aisles of Asian grocery stores. So hit me with questions, thoughts and requests and we’ll see how much fun we can make this.