Food & travel writing


Rick Stein's India - BBC Books, recipe editor

Recipe editor on Rick Stein's new book and home economist on the accompanying BBC TV series... [See Rick Stein’s India]


House & Garden - Simple Suppers, November 2012

At this time of year I like to feed friends and family with hearty dishes full of depth and interesting flavours... [Read the article]

House & Garden - Simple Suppers, December 2011

This meat-free main course is wholesome and rich at the same time, deep and earthy and fragrant with honey... [Read the article]

House & Garden - Simple Suppers, July 2012

This month may or may not bring the scorching days and sultry nights of an Italian summer, but we can still enjoy the feast... [Read the article]


House & Garden - Simple Suppers, January 2012

Not for me the ruthless new-year detoxes and starvation diets; January is a time when we need simple, soul-warming food... [Read the article]

House & Garden - Wine & Food - Fare Thee Well, with Joanna Simon

The conventional wisdom is that if there are more than six of you it has to be turkey, not goose, at Christmas... [Read the article]



Queen of Retreats for Healthista - Living it up at Vigilius Mountain Resort, Italy

I decided that this was definitely the kind of place that, if I were loaded, I would retreat to for at least a month... [Read the review]

Queen of Retreats - Two friends and a baby chill out at Ard Nahoo in Ireland

‘I left feeling more positive and hopeful than I had done for weeks.’ Louisa Carter checks into Ard Nahoo, an eco retreat with yoga & treatments in Yeats country... [Read the review]


Queen of Retreats - Hotel Fidazerhof: a charming ayurvedic bolthole in Switzerland

Set high up on the pine-studded mountainside above the quiet Swiss village of Flims... [Read the article]

House & Garden Magazine - Peru on a Plate

Fresh, diverse and sometimes surprising, Peruvian cuisine has been shaped by an abundant natural larder and a rich, multicultural past... [Read the article]

Queen of Retreats - Hiding away in style at Rosa Alpina

'Here was a perfect blend of fantasy interiors and a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude.' Louisa Carter falls in love with Rosa Alpina, an impeccable spa hideaway in the South Tyrol... [Read the review]


BBC Food - Peruvian cuisine is the next big thing - but what is it?

When you ask a Peruvian to define their cuisine, it's never a quick answer... [Read the article]


BBC Food - Wilderness Festival - Outdoor entertaining Moro-style

With hopefully a few weeks of summer to eke out, I got thinking about how to manage outdoor cooking and eating in a more effortless and stylish way than I have in the past... [Read the article]