Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Posterity - Make or Break


As you can see from the date of my last blogpost, I have been so busy eating out such a ridiculous amount of times since moving to New York that I have resultantly lain on the sofa too full to lift a finger and couldn't possible write about everywhere (rubbish excuse). So... I have decided to widen the content of my blog to include anything and everything I find interesting.

For the renaissance launch of Always Room For Pudd, and horribly ironic considering the tragic reason for this post, I want to write about Made by Many's fundraising project - 50/50

The UN have declared the famine in East Africa the worst globally in 60 years. A child is dying every 6 minutes. Made by Many point out that we all know about this totally avoidable catastrophe, but we can't seem to do anything about it. And if we don't do anything, soon we will soon be watching millions of people dying, live from the comfort of our TV and computer screens. Horrific.

Undermined by a belief in being able to harness some good and make a direct intervention in the aid effort, Made by Many's idea was to start 50 projects in 50 days and raise £1 million for famine relief in East Africa.

These projects range from donating 6 minutes of your salary, eating the same amount as an African refugee for 50 days, to auctioning to hangout with a celebrity, and as simple as swearboxes. 

One of the project's initiatives is Posterity; a limited edition series of 'Posters for Good' designed by The Mill's creative faculty and extended network of artistic friends. The artists have responded with topical, worthwhile and personal interpretations of the epidemic. See the collection here. There is an array of beautiful designs that will be printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper with archival print.

What a fantastic way of leveraging digital engagement for a good cause. There are currently 42 projects that have already raised £33K! But there's still a long way to go to help those in desperate need.

I wish the project all the luck in the world.


Friday, 6 May 2011

Hello NYC :)

Wow, hello old friend. It’s been a long time… Naughty blogger. It is my grand plan to revamp Always room for pudd with the dawn of my NYC move. Since I arrived I have eaten out numerous times which is a daily affair for most Manhattanites, so goodbye wallet and waist – eek! The idea is to make the posts snappier (and better!). So here goes to food/fun blogging big apple style…

My favourite place so far has been Rye Restaurant in Williamsburg. It’s in a cool neighbourhood and the whole vibe is pretty hipster. Quite saloon-ish inside, dark paneling, long bar and candle lit tables. The food was AMAZING. Who knew scotch eggs could be so delicious? The menu is fantastically varied, and everything on it was yummy. I would say the appetizers / bar snacks were better than the mains, but my duck with morrocan couscous was great. The boys shared a 60 oz steak between them – check it out! That must have been a big mama cow. We had a delicious Sancerre too which slipped down very easily indeed!

It’s a great place to go with friends for a fun boozy dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. It almost feels like dinner at home with amazing food. Anyway, highly recommend it, and it’s just a hop and a skip from Manhattan so well worth the journey.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Prize for best Eggs Benedict goes to....

...The Wolseley. WOW. Truly delicious. I think it was the muffin that did it. And GREAT coffee too.

I have decided that breakfast dining in an incredibly beautiful and sophisticated setting with special people is my favourite Saturday morning activity :)


Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Love to Cake makes the incredible edible. Hats off to their awesome creations. Check out their Sheep wedding cake, or life size Gorilla chocolate cake!

These really would steal the show at the tea party. 


Monday, 1 November 2010

Spoonfed Suppers

Ever stuck for healthy, quick dinner ideas? Sign up to the wonderful Spoonfed Suppers. Mummy Candy will send you a free daily email with a delicious speedy recipe to make your life a whole lot easier. Even if you don't use it very much it's a good stock pile of recipes to dip into when you're feeling un-inventive.


Carl Kleiner

Look at this unusual and beautiful food photography by the incredible Carl Kleiner. This series is very Arcimboldo-esque. I love it!


Monday, 25 October 2010

Munchies just got magical

It's the end of the night, the lights come on, and your liquid supper no longer seems like such a good idea... Last weekend I discovered one of London's gems. The perfect place to stop that tummy rumbling and ease the hangover onslaught.

Just round the corner from Harrods on Beauchamp Place is Maroush. It's teeming until the early hours with hungry party-ers desperate for the the most delicious kebabs I have ever eaten in my LIFE! Ok, this isn't hard considering I only ate my first dirty kebab about 2 months ago (disgusting), but Maroush's ones are clean, healthy, generous shwarmas and kebabs which more than satisfy your munchie craving.

There are 11 of these beauties all over London so look out for them and you won't be disappointed. And I swear their treats minimise tomorrow's hangover. 100% worth it.