Latest News

International lifestyle magazine (Feb issue 2014) - 06/02/14
International Lifestyle magazine Feb issue is now out
My feature can be found on page 66-69 

Alan Titchmarsh show - 06/02/14
Delighted to be on the new series of the Alan Titchmarsh show , discussing the history of Haggis ! ITV1
History of the Picota cherry Video - 01/10/13
This video is approx 7 mins long and is the latest commercial promo video form my production company ( Parsley Productions) .
The video is a culinary journey highlighting the stunning scenery and historic architecture in Extremadura Spain and follows the journey of the unusual Picota cherry.
I also throw in a little recipe as well !
Great guitar playing gives this video a very special Spanish flavour.
Alan Titchmarsh show Thursday 12th Sept - 12/09/13
I will be a guest on the Alan Titchmarsh show today (Thursday 12th) on ITV at 3 pm, looking at the history of chocolate
Appearing with Atomic Kitten,Mitch Winehouse & Nadia Sawhalha
I will be a guest on the Alan Titchmarsh show today (Thursday 12th) on ITV at 3 pm, looking at the history of chocolate
Appearing with Atomic Kitten,Mitch Winehouse & Nadia Sawhalha
Number 1 on Amazon - 09/09/13
I am delighted to announce that the first of my set of 5 cookbooks on regional Indian food has achieved number one position on Amazon.

The book looks at North India  the Punjab and Amritsar, incorporating the Golden Temple, the Communal kitchens and the Tandoor !.

for more information please visit   

The book contains some stunning images so a print on demand version is recommended      
NEW cookbook - 09/08/13
Now available on  
Pod Blurb
and Print on demand 
NEW TV series transmission dates - 30/07/13
Just to let you know that “food network UK” will be transmitting my new TV series of “From Birmingham to Bombay on the 19th – 23 rd Aug  at 12 noon !  
A food and travel series that looks at the history and origination of 5 of the UK`s (and world`s) most popular curries.

The series is available via the following :
Freeview channel 48 , 
Sky 262 , 
Virgin Media 287 and 
freesat 403   

PS, the first of the set of 5 cookbooks is now available via and looks at the foods of Northern India, the Punjab, Amritsar and includes Tandoori recipes, stories from the Golden temple and communal kitchen`s.
Donating profits from my new cookbook to food related charities - 24/07/13
I will be donating some profits from this and the four other books in the set of 5 to food related charities as I believe nobody should go hungry in this day and age.
My first book (out of a set of 5 ) is based on North India, the Punjab and the city of Amritsar. 
In the TV series and book I visit the Golden Temple and the communal kitchen`s that feed over 40,000 peopel per day a charity aimed at serving the poor and hungry with a healthy hot meal. 
It is this wonderfull act of kindness and humanity that has stimulated me into donating towards this and other food charities, in the hope that a little of what I can do will help support and feed those that are in such need.
There is some information about this within the book.  
Filming Spanish Cherries in Extremadura ! - 11/07/13
Delighted to announce that I have been filming a new 5 min DVD on Spanish cherries in the Jerte Valley Extremadura.   Over 1 million cherry trees can be found in this valley and the cherry co-operative employ over 15,000 pickers during its cherry picking season!. The villages of Caceres and Palencia are in the valley and are stunning locations to visit, one being a UNESCO world heritage site.

Needless to say there are some great places to eat and Tapas are a must in this region. For those looking for a substantial culinary experience then the Atrio in Caceres is the place to head, for this 2 Michelin star restaurant is stunning. Paradores ( Hotels built within historic monuments) are also great places to stay, offering not only all the high standards and facilities of 4 star  hotels but also with stunning historic architecture , adding to a great ambience and point of difference.   I will be writing a complete list of places eat and stay to try in my next up-date.       

My new cookbook now available - 11/07/13
New Cookbook \"From Birmingham to Bombay\" now available via