A delicious recipe is one thing, but a recipe that goes in hand-in-hand with an adorable illustration (like this cute chicken above) brings a sense of joy to cooking. Looking forward to trying out this Lemon Basil Roast Chicken recipe. Basil makes a regular appearance in my kitchen (especially when supplies in my garden window boxes are flourishing). I love adding it to both sweet and savoury dishes (makes a nice garnish on some desserts, too).
2. Cafe Kitsuné
Next time I’m back in Paris I’d love to pop into the new Café Kitsuné Paris. Fun, a tad kitsch, and all kinds of cool, the Maison Kitsuné collection always surprises (I especially love the illustrated t-shirts), so I’m interested to see how the brand translates its overall fashion ethos into its coffee shop culture. And one day I’d love to visit the Café Kitsuné in Tokyo, too.
Writing a new recipe is a very personal process. Some people test everything hands on in the kitchen, some type up ideas, and others – like me – whip out a sketch book and start drawing. These illustrated recipes by Felicita Sala are right up my street. Simple, with gorgeous colours, and most importantly, easy to follow. I love starting a recipe with a quick sketch or a session with my watercolours.
This four year old’s bucket list certainly puts most new year’s resolutions in perspective. I think the new year is the perfect time for a bit of a reality check, and to remind ourselves to be grateful for what we’ve got.
Some people believe you can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, or their taste in music, or the books adorning their bookshelves. However, I think you can really get to know someone by the state of their pantry! So naturally this series, Tales from the Pantry, caught my attention. In this particular interview with London-based chef Tom Harris, you’ll find interesting snippets and insights into Tom’s relationship with food.
It’s Oscar season, so therefore it’s the perfect time of year to revisit award-winning classics, such as this lovely gem from French filmmaker Jacques Tati. I like it when cinema provides a break from everyday life, and even though French comedy classic ‘Mon Oncle’ (‘My Uncle’) features everyday, domestic scenes, wouldn’t you love to look this chic whilst vacuuming or mowing the lawn? The cinematography, subtle colours, architecture, fashion (love the red hat) … sublime!
Cool to see these traditional titles re-imagined with some quirky and creative new covers. This illustrated take on ‘King Lear’ is my favourite. It reminds me of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.
I’ll be keeping tabs on the weekly bookshelf feature on It’s Nice That. I’ll just need to find a bit of time to squeeze in some reading, first!
Whether you use your cheese boards strictly for cheese (I don’t adhere to a strict ‘cheese only policy’), or if you’re like me and like to serve up anything from pizzas to breakfast on a chopping board, you’re bound to find lots of uses for a chopping board as pretty as this. This piece is part of the ARTHOUSE Meath project and shop, an initiative that runs creative sessions and workshops for adults living with learning difficulties and epilepsy.
Wow. Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on an original copy of this book (although might be a bit tricky considering there were only ever 34 copies published) :). A collaboration that was born out of a chance encounter between an interior designer (Suzie Frankfurt) and a young Andy Warhol, the result is charming, witty, and altogether beautiful! And I love that Andy Warhol’s mother helped with the calligraphy.