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  • Brighton has several gluten-free and vegan-friendly pizza restaurants; namely Purezza, Pizzaface and Morelli Zorelli – all of which I’ve tried vegan pizza from. And I’ll be honest, from what I tasted there, congealed vegan cheese isn’t something I’d ever choose to order… Until I tried the new gluten-free and vegan menu at Fatto a Mano.

  • I thought I would get to a much greater age than 28 before my evenings were spent viewing caravans online, but life can be funny like that. To be honest, I didn’t care about any stigma attached to this past time, I was researching my dream. After many painstaking hours, I had found the style I wanted. A small rounded vintage style, circa the 1960s. The only problem was they aren’t that common and therefore they aren’t that cheap.

  • In aid of humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, I, along with Andy Lynes, Euan McDonald, The Graphic Foodie, Tom Flint, and Rosie Posie have agreed to swap pens for pans and prepare a one-off, six-course menu, to be judged by Brighton’s restaurateurs, chefs and diners (cue my nervous twitchy face).

  • Having just booked a trip to visit Colombia and Central America, receiving an invite to visit Café Malbec, the new venture from the Latino America team, couldn’t have been timed any better. I’ve visited Latino America several times and always enjoyed the succulent steaks and well-paired wines, so I was intrigued to see what Café Malbec had to offer.

  • I first discovered Free World Cuisine curry sauce kits after a visit to Cafe Domenica – a wonderful social enterprise project that works with young adults with learning disabilities. (I’ll be writing about it separately soon). During a tour of the cafe, I popped down to the basement and discovered a huge bookcase filled with Free World Cuisine pouches, the spices for which are ground by the students at Cafe Domenica.

  • Have you ever bitten into a pizza and wondered whether it tastes the same on the streets of Napoli? Ever drooled over a seafood paella and thought, “is it as succulent in Spain?” Or dunked fresh bread into a rosemary baked Camembert and longed to know if it’s creamier and tangier in the villages of Normandy?

  • The Salt Room has launched a new Afternoon Tea menu with a twist – it’s inspired by the seaside. Introducing locally sourced seafood and its signature candyfloss into the mix, it’s created something sure to turn foodies’ heads. As a fish lover, I thought it sounded like an absolute treat and I snapped up the restaurant’s invitation to try it out.

  • So here we are in March already! The start of the year has practically flown by and I think that’s partly to do with how much the Brighton food scene is thriving right now. There are several exciting new openings on the horizon including etch. from Stephen Edwards on Church Road in Hove, Pascere from Tom Griffiths and Amanda Menahem in The Lanes and Pike & Pine from Matt Gillan on St James’ Street (watch this space for my reviews).

  • Since I’ve taken the leap from employed to self-employed I’ve been working in a little office space downstairs in our house. Two weeks in, cabin fever set in and Simon and I began to get a little tetchy with each other. He works from home the majority of the time and although I love him to bits, we’re definitely the sort of couple that needs our own space occasionally. Cue my search for coffee shops with good working spaces and free WiFi.

  • Lately, I’ve been looking at ways I can change my diet to make me happier and healthier. According to Ayurvedic medicine, regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system. It also helps with dandruff, weight loss, nasal and throat congestion, menstrual cramps, acne and premature ageing – so this is where the herbal teas come in.