Trying to get happy at Serotonin

Serotonin is a chemical created by the human body and regarded by some researchers as responsible for maintaining mood balance. It’s also the name of new Richmond cafe with the slogan “eatery, exercise, education”.  As you may have guessed, this is a cafe with a purpose, namely to be “the world’s leading happiness educational institution”.

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How to make Zabaglione with strawberries: La Cucina Di Sandra Cooking School

This simple Italian custard dessert is delicious served chilled with a rich berry coulis which adds zing.  I learnt how to make it at the La Cucina Di Sandra cooking school in Richmond. La Cucina is run by passionate foodie Sandra Del Greco from her Richmond home.  Classes are small in size and focus on Italian

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Getting carnivorous at Meat Mother

Vegetarians beware – meat mother is a restaurant for serious carnivores.  If you’ve been to London recently you’ll recognise Meat Mother.  The fit out is very similar to Spuntino in Soho with a large central bar, exposed brick walls and low lighting in the form of single dangling lights.  The menu is pure Pitt Cue

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Scarf Community Dinners

It’s hard not to leave a Scarf dinner without a warm fuzzy feeling inside.  Scarf is a social enterprise that borrows restaurants to give front of house hospitality training and mentoring to young people who face barriers to fair training and work opportunities.  When I heard that the excellent Union Dining in Richmond was hosting

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