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Fennel salad
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Salads, Vegetarian

Exotic Fennel Salad

Georgia O’Keeffe – the mother of American modernism, one of the greatest 20th-century American artists, most famous for her large-scale paintings of flowers. Her painting “ Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1” is the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction, which went for  $44.4m. O’Keeffe herself disliked being called a “woman artist”, she wanted to be considered an “artist”. She once said: “Men put me down as the best woman painter…I think I’m one of the best painters.” She also strongly denied the common assumptions that […]

Gluten-free, Starters, Vegetarian

Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Marc Chagall is one of my favourite painters. His distinct poetic style, dreamy landscapes, pastorals full of Eastern European and Jewish folklore and symbolism, always reminded me of the fairy tales I had been reading when I was a child. The expressive colours of Chagall’s canvases make me think of my own childhood art when I couldn’t get enough of my Panda oil pastels. It seems that Chagall kept his inner child alive. He is known as a great colourist and his magic colours […]

grilled artichokes
Gluten-free, Main Dishes, Vegetarian

Grilled Artichokes, Green Asparagus and Pointed Pepper with Lemon-garlic Butter

“Woman with Artichoke” is Picasso’s less known wartime painting. It’s hard to tell if a woman seated in a throne-like chair is a victim or a perpetrator. Her appearance is frightening, and the huge artichoke she’s holding reminds more of a weapon than a vegetable. Her fragmented face full of anguish represents depersonalised victim broken by the cruelty and inhumane suffering caused by war. Perhaps this tormented figure is both […]