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 for you, if you like. I paint in a mixture of watercolours & ink, and am happy to paint food-related things or otherwise. I especially like painting little men with moustaches.
You can find recipes & writing on my blog. The food I cook is a sort of mixture of English/French/Italian. Italian tends to take preference.
You can read things people have said about my work in the Press section.
I am passionate about lemons, cheese, red wine, Campari, coffee, bitter things, butter and anchovies. And custard. And clotted cream. And cats (though not in an edible sense).
My desert island meal would be spaghetti with clams probably followed by quince trifle - no jelly. Then a cream tea, of course.
Originally from Devon, I trained at Leiths School of Food & Wine after a degree & Masters in English Literature.
After graduating I worked in lots of London restaurants (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, MOB Kitchen and Wanderlust.
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. It's a love letter to the island of Sardinia with recipes inspired by my time here and by the people I have known/met, most specifically by Luca who I moved here with.
Luca now runs a hotel where he cooks traditional Sardinian food and would be more than happy to host you and feed you amply. There will be wine (plenty) and the website is here: http://www.albergomenhirs.com/en/
I am currently working on a second book of Italian-inspired sweet things (published Summer 2021) & 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
Food styling & Props by Tamara Vos & Louie Waller for Bitter Honey (Hardie Grant)