The 4-hour chef

The_4-Hour_ChefLots of quick, easy recipes using no more than four ingredients and cook-like-a-pro tips on pretty much everything from the learn-anything-in-four-hours guru, Tim Ferris. 

Top tip: “don’t be overwhelmed by herbs, just stick the following list on the fridge. Fish: fennel or dill; beef and pork: rosemary; lamb: mint; eggs: tarragon.”

Will this turn me into a domestic goddess, finally? 

The 4-hour chef, £18.69, Amazon.

Dinner party networking

Six-Dinners-Later1A bit like the Come Dine With Me, Six Dinners Later is a dining club where members take it in turns to host a dinner party.  Membership is £75 and allows you to attend six dinners, after which, you will have met 25 new people.  Good for making friends, dating or business networking as well as having fun.

Wild Honey

wild honeyFrom the people who brought us Arbutus, recently refurbished Wild Honey mixes grandeur with easy comfort Downton Abbey style.  Go for the crab with avocado and Italian leaves, Cornish cod with peas and English pear clafoutis with vanilla ice-cream.

Wild Honey, 2 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2FB.

Wise words #15

wecan“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.  If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

Lady Gaga

Man Ray portraits

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Even if you’re not a photography kind of person, this is one you won’t want to miss.  Over 150 vintage photos of Catherine Deneuve, Coco Chanel, Wallis Simpson and Pablo Picasso amongst others by the influential Surrealist artist, Man Ray, are on display in the first major retrospective of his work at National Portrait Gallery.  Whoop whoop!  Tickets from £11.

Man Ray Portraits

7 February – 27 May 2013

National Portrait Gallery, 2 St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE.