I’ve written a piece about the “Coriander Club”, a Bengali women’s allotment group for Fire & Knives. This dashing food quarterly is the brilliant new offering from Tim Hayward. I’m furtively eyeing up my copy as I type this, and I have to say it’s a truly gorgeous publication. Printed on thick, quality paper with eye-catching visuals, the whole thing is superbly put together and I’m incredibly excited to be featured in it. In fact, if it were somehow possible to batter, deep fry it and wolf it down, I probably would.
It’s a cracking read that manages to simultaneously showcase new talent and also exciting and unusual work from more established names. This inaugural issue features (amongst others) the work of Catherine Phipps, Tom Parker Bowles, Oliver Thring, Matthew Fort and Elizabeth David. If you haven’t subscribed I would strongly urge you to do so. Personally, I adore the fact that it’s anti-slick and pap-free, that there are no recipes, no “101 ways with mince” just fresh, nourishing high calibre writing.