I live in part of a Grade 2 listed, late Georgian property in the heart of one of London's trendiest areas - Dalston. I love cooking and eating good food. I grow a fair amount of my own vegetables, herbs & fruit, and am passionate about urban gardening. Though influenced by my southern Italian heritage, my cooking incorporates other food traditions such as Turkish, North American and Modern European. I try to incorporate something homegrown into everything I cook. I am happy to cook vegetarian meals and also vegan. I can do both halal and kosher meals upon request. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, visiting art galleries, listening to live music, watching films, going to comedy gigs, hiking and travelling. If you would like to know more about me, feel free to visit my website: keentogreen.co.uk. I am a native English speaker with passable Italian and some Spanish.
I'm in my sixties
Urban Food Grower & Educator
Mulberries, stuffed zucchini flowers, artichoke, aubergine, a well cooked steak and much much more...
What to expect at Clair's place
Such a wonderful experience- went with my brother who loves urban farming- we had rich conversation, lively eating and lots of laughs... We also had chance to pause and reflect on many topics ranging from Italian architecture to bee keeping! Thanks to Claire and Addy for being such warm and generous hosts! See you soon either in Amsterdam or eating « Germans » in the garden!!
Clair and Ade were great hosts and Clair is a wonderful cook. We started with a tour of the brilliant and productive urban garden, where much of our dinner was sourced. It was too wet to eat in the garden itself but we had a lovely time laughing and talking over three delicious courses inside. Antipasti, fish cooked with tomatoes and olives and sides of crispy potatoes and cavolo nero, and a rich banana bread as well as garden fruits for dessert. We finished pleasantly full both from the lovely food and good company. Definitely recommended!