In the Know with Shelina Permalloo


In The Know – travel notes from our favourite chefs.

Shelina was the winner of last years Masterchef and she back with a stunning new cookbook, Sunshine on a Plate,  filled with wonderful Mauritian recipes. 
  • What is your favourite city right now? Barcelona
  • Why do you love it? I love the vibe, food scene, architecture and the fact it’s on the sea front
  • Where do you refuel in the morning? I get my trainers on and go for a nice long walk listening to music and go from there
  • Tell us a hidden gem? There’s a new bar that’s just opened in Tooting called the ‘The Little Bar’, they serve really lovely cocktails
  • Where is the best market? Tooting
  • Top street-food eat? Brixton Market, for a range of top quality street food and small independent restaurants
  • Best place for a sunset drink? The Angler, the roof terrace is buzzing
  • What restaurant do you book every time? Silk Road in Camberwell, which serves up hot Sichuan dishes! The best is Hot & Spicy Chilli Cabbage.
  • Best spot for something sweet? There’s a place in Southampton (my former home town) called Sprinkles that serves a gorgeous range of gelati and waffles.
  • What gadget won’t you leave home without? Erm.. my MAC lipstick!
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