23 April 2013

The Greedy American & The Hairy Bikers

This past Friday I made my debut on the BBC by talking about... cupcakes! 

Cate Hairy Bike3Me, making sure Annie is enjoying her cupcake correctly


Last October I was asked by the team at The Hairy Bikers if I'd like to come on the next Best of British series to talk about cupcakes. I was joined by the terribly clever Dr Annie Grey, a food historian, to basically sit in The Hummingbird Bakery, eat a bunch of cake, and argue about the differences between fairy cakes and cupcakes. 

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28 June 2011

Diner Lunch Date

I am pretty obsessed with diners. The d├ęcor, the food, the milkshakes, the music.... I know where all of the tasty ones are in London, and whenever I come back to California, I'd happily eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Mel's Diner. Although if this were to happen I'd need to find one near a hospital for the triple by-pass I'd need performed every other Tuesday.

Diner lunch dates call for rolled-up jeans and t-shirts, and bright lipstick, so I happily obliged. (Actually, bright lipstick goes with pretty much any occasion in my book, but especially for diner dates.)

Mel's Diner, how I love you so...

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T-Shirt, H&M / Jeans, Levi's Curve ID

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Mel's Menu

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Rootbeer Muthafuckas!

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The best grilled cheese in the world. Seriously.

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GOING IN FOR THE KILL!

26 June 2011

California Eating

Hello from sunny California!

When people ask me what I miss most about California, I can't deny that aside from my family, it's the food I miss the most. From cheesy Mexican food, to greasy diner food, to the concoctions my mother has seemingly made up - American food is what I was raised on, and more often than not what I crave. 

Here's what I've been shoving in my mouth so far...

In 'n Out Burger

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Riverdog Spinach & Caramelized Onion Agnolotti from Grange.

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Blue Moon from the Streets of London pub in Sacramento.

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Up next, Mel's Diner...

15 December 2010

Coffee and Tea Me

Looking through all of the photos on my phone, it would appear as though the main thing I take a photo of is what I'm drinking, which is mainly coffee or tea. (OK, or beer.)

Here's a small collection of all of the teas and coffees I've nommed on over the past few months, starting with this chocolate dusted cappuccino from The Groning hotel:

Groning

 

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09 November 2010

The Reunion

Toffee Nut Latte: "Hey...it's me. I know it's been a while."

Me: "...It's been a year."

Toffe Nut Latte: "I know. And you also know that it's completely out of my control."

Me: "Yes, I know. We've been through this before..."

Toffee Nut Latte: "Anyway, I was just checking in that everything is OK with us."

Me: "Everything is...fine. It's fine. Why do you ask?"

Toffee Nut Latte: "Well, it's just...you blanked me the other day."

Me: "Blanked you? I wouldn't blank you...I mean, I did see you when I came in,  I just...went for something else."

Toffee Nut Latte: "Yes, exactly. You saw me, and then you went for something else."

Me: "I'm really sorry. I just...you know, things have changed while you've been gone.."

Toffee Nut Latte: "I heard. Soy Chai told me about it. She said you've been the same way with her the last couple of months."

Me: "Ugh...is she mad at me? It's not personal. I've just been going through some stuff, you know?"

Toffee Nut Latte: "This is about Latte, isn't it?

Me: "I can't deny it. There is just something about Latte."

Toffee Nut Latte: "You know, underneath, I'm just a Latte, too. Just...with a little extra. Remember my whip cream?"

Me: "Of course I remember your whip cream."

Toffee Nut Latte: "...and do you remember my little Toffee chunks that go on top of it? You used to LOVE those."

Me: "...I did used to love those..."

Toffee Nut Latte: "Look, I understand this thing you have going on with Latte. I get it. But, I'm only in town for about a couple months, and while I'm here, I'd really like to spend some time...you know, in you."

Me: "I would like for you to be in me, too."

Toffee Nut Latte: "Look, come see me in a half hour. I'll have Mocha distract Latte so she doesn't get her feelings hurt? She doesn't have to know."

Me: "OK. We have to be discreet about this, I can't have Latte knowing..."

Toffee Nut Latte: "It's our little secret. Latte never has to know."

Me: "Yes... what she doesn't know won't hurt her."

Toffee Nut Latte: "Exactly."

Me: "OK. You've convinced me. I'll see you this afternoon. Expect me around 1."

Toffee Nut Latte: "...I look forward to our reunion."

Me: "Me too, Toffee Nut Latte....me too."

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