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.
You can find recipes on my blog. You can read kind things people have said about me and 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 and 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.
I also baked Iced Buns for a time under the name Puns & Buns at Druid St Market (RIP). One of the highlights of my life was when Bee Wilson ate one and described it as 'nostalgia, with a hint of genius'. I have plans to bake buns again, one day.
In 2017 I moved from Homerton 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. Read all about it in the Press section.
I am currently working on a second book of sweet things & a food-themed memoir.
If you have any questions, or you'd like to get in touch, just drop me a line. I almost always respond.
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)