My name is Letitia and I am a chef, illustrator and food writer.
Here you can buy original watercolours, prints, cards & postcards. You can commission me to paint something, if you like. I paint in a mixture of watercolours & ink, and am happy to paint food-related things or otherwise.
You can find recipes & writing on my blog. I write about cooking and life, and my food is sometimes Sardinian, sometimes more widely Italian, sometimes English. A sort of happy mixture, I hope.
You can read more about my work in the Press section.
I'm passionate about lemons, cheese, red wine, Campari, coffee, bitter things, butter and anchovies, custard, clotted cream and cats. I also have a soft spot for iced buns, and sold them for a while, under the alias Puns & Buns.
My desert island meal would be spaghetti with clams probably followed by quince trifle - no jelly. Then a cream tea, for gentle overkill.
Originally from Devon, I trained at Leiths School of Food & Wine after a degree & Masters in English Literature.
After graduating I worked in London restaurants (inc. Spring, The Dock Kitchen, Morito, Moro, Ellory-now-Leroy), as well as cooking for events, weddings, markets stalls and pop ups.
In between kitchen jobs I worked in publishing at Bloomsbury, Profile, Slightly Foxed and Prospect Books where I mostly made coffee and bad jokes.
My illustrations have been featured in PPC, Code, The Evening Standard and Waitrose, whilst my recipes and writing have been featured in/on The Guardian, Elle, Conde Nast Traveller, Waitrose (again), Olive, The Times, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Sunday Brunch, The New York Times, Eater, etc.
In 2017 I moved from London to Sardinia and began writing, drawing and cooking full-time, as well as teaching English.
My first book, Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from the Island of Sardinia, was published in April 2020.
My second book, La Vita è Dolce, a celebration of sweet things inspired by Italy, is published in June 2021 and is available for pre-order. I'm also working on a food-themed memoir.
If you have any questions, or you'd like to get in touch, just drop me a line.
The beautiful photographs on this website are by Matt Russell, Maria Bell & Charlotte Bland.