I’m from London or thereabouts but I’ve lived in Rome, in Testaccio, for nearly 10 years now. I had no intention of staying in Italy, but then did. I was an actress. I am now a writer and teacher. My partner, Vincenzo, is Sicilian. I have a little boy called Luca. I like to cook.
I write a weekly column for The Guardian called Kitchen sink tales. I have also written for the The Financial Times, Olive magazine, The Telegraph, Food52, Food and Wine and The Spectator. My first book Five Quarters: Recipes and notes from a Kitchen in Rome was published by Saltyard Books in June 2015. The US edition is called My Kitchen in Rome: recipes and notes on Italian cooking and will be published by Grand Central in Early 2016. I am now working on my second book.