Freshly Picked is finally out in paperback with a new title, East End Paradise. Actually its the original title that I came up with lovingly polished and restored to the cover. So just to avoid confusion for anyone who loved the first book, this is the same book under a different name. Feel free to buy it again and give it to a friend. I also hope it will reach lots of new readers with this title and the beautiful cover Vintage have designed featuring photos by the wonderful Jason Lowe.
I am doing some events in the next few weeks. On May 7th I'll be at lafromagerie.co.uk for a Saturday morning workshop and the following day I'll be at the realfoodfestival.co.uk.
I'll be showing you to make Vietnamese rice paper rolls with freshly picked herbs and salad and talking about to sow, grow, pick, serve and dress the perfect salad.
On June 22nd I'll be doing an evening reading at broadwaybookshophackney.com.
Meanwhile I'm hard at work hunting down beekeepers, butchers, breadmakers and jam makers for my new book, The Modern Peasant - Food Stories From The Future City which should be out next year.
It's been beautiful weather for gardening. I've been obsessively tending both plots (back garden and allotment) sowing seeds, hauling bags of manure, planting pear trees and earthing up potatoes. So if you haven't already now is the time to start sowing (and buying).