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.
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.
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.
I've been featured in PPC, Code, The Evening Standard and Waitrose, The Guardian, Elle, Conde Nast Traveller, 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, was published in June 2021.