I LOVE Caribbean cuisine. Obviously it has something to do with the fact that Alex is from Barbados as he’s the one who introduced me to the spicy, flavoursome dishes I’ve grown to love and crave – well actually it’d be his mum’s cooking, which is insanely good, and it was more like love at first taste than growing to love. Last Saturday I pushed Alex out of bed early so that we could spend the morning in Levi Root’s Caribbean Smokehouse in Westfield Stratford, which opened towards the end of last year. We were at the Rastaurant (haha love it!) bright and early, before lunchtime opening hours, to try out the brand new cookery sessions Levi is launching to inspire and teach everyone from Caribbean cuisine rookies to…

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Turtle Bay…why aren’t you in Central London? Last weekend whilst visiting one of my best friends from University, Char, we went out for a big lunch/dinner at Turtle Bay in Bristol. Char had been to the branch in Bath a few times and being one of her favourite restaurants and knowing how much I LOVE caribbean food (My bf’s half Bajan, half nigerian) recommended it for our feast. It was about 2.30pm when we turned up, having spent the morning attempting to go to the spa (it was full – seems everyone had the same idea for a saturday morning), getting ready and catching up – yes we had so much to talk about it seemed to slow everything down! The restaurant was still busy even…

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