The Spirit of an M&S Summer is on the air…

As I sit in the front room of my North London flat and as I write this post, bathed in late afternoon light, it’s not hard to imagine that spring is here and summer just might be waking up, yawning, stretching and thinking about paying us a visit sometime soon. I am, you understand, choosing to ignore the hailstones, torrential rain & gale force winds that graced my doorstep last week and instead am focusing on the blue skies that are now here; Easter has been and gone and we can start to think about summer holidays, weekend trips to the seaside and the digging out & dusting off of sunglasses.

What better to chat about today then, given this eternally optimistic talk of summer, than some of the amazing products on show at the recent M&S Summer Press Show? Taking a peek into what we’ll be eating, drinking and becoming addicted to over the coming months, the theme was ‘Spirit of Summer’ and with a vibrant, colourful & frankly dazzling touch having been bestowed upon each and every product, it was time to turn up the salsa beat, stick another umbrella in the colada and dream of sunnier climes…

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Spicy Korean BBQ burritos and desperately sourced glasses of milk at the Real Food Lovers Market…

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I’ve had a lot of Chinese food in my life. Since moving to London this time, a fair amount of Thai has passed my lips too. Indian? Of course. Mexican? Possibly my all time favourite. But I’m ashamed to say I’ve not had the pleasure of Korean until today and wow, this might not be stereotypical Korean food, but as far as it goes in selling it to me and encouraging me to try it again? Job done.

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Sweet potato, bbq peanut burgers…

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I love cooking. I love J. Ergo, cooking with J? Well if I had a tail, it would spin with happiness whizzing me up off the ground in the style of some wily Warner Brothers cartoon character. I love it.

I love that he’s open to trying new things. I love that he doesn’t question some of my less mainstream suggestions. And I love that he gets how I love it. This little dinner is definitely going on the ‘make me again’ list because I have a serious thing for good burgers. Really, who doesn’t? Read More