I have A LOT of hobbies, fascinations, obsessions even. Cooking is not one of them. I could go without…eating, that I am well up for, I’m like a human garbage disposal (as long as its not cheese, ick). So it’s kind of surprising I got so excited passing by Jamie Oliver’s “recipease’ shop this weekend…but then when you think about some of my obsessions –colour, graphics, packaging…well then it makes absolutely perfectly gorgeous sense. Seriously, how does pearlfisher do it? I want to buy it all, put it in hampers, set it on my bedside table, sit it on my desk… To distract myself, I’ve picked out a few few favourites to share.p is for pumpkin, grow your own bucket £10 // etched glass storage jar 600ml £12 // Mango Chutney £4 // duck egg blue striped napkin, set of 4 £15 // tea £15 // olives with rosemary £12.50 // lemon sea salt £3.50 // glassware // rosemary sea salt (out of stock) // sundried tomato paste £3.50 // selection of candles/gifts // kids utensils apron £12
Other than the fact that I’ve never heard of it before (oops) I think they’ve done a very clever job…the shop contains merchandise, a cafe for coffees as well as a full kitchen set up in the middle of the shop for group cooking classes (as well as seating for stuffing your face with your hard work afterwards). It almost tempts me into cooking…almost.
You can visit the shop/cafe/classes in person at
48 – 50 St. Johns Road
72 – 73 Western Road
Web it up at the online shop