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Patisserie Diaries

Eating & Drinking

Patisserie Diaries: how to host your own brunch

Instead of popping out to your favourite cafe this weekend, why not invite your mates round, says local patissier Clare Zerny

Eating & Drinking

Hate traditional mince pies? Bake these instead

If you’re as unconvinced by the seasonal tea-time treat as local patissier Clare Zerny, try these mouthwatering recipes

Eating & Drinking

Patisserie Diaries: try this wicked way with seasonal squash

Halloween might now be a distant flicker, but pumpkin is still the perfect ingredient for November, says Flour of London’s Clare Zerny


Happy baking

Former model and local patissier Clare Zerny ponders baking’s many mental health benefits

Eating & Drinking

Free Weekend? Go Brambling

Where are north London’s best brambling spots? Queen of tarts Clare Zerny reveals all – plus three recipes for the foraged treasure


Patisserie Diaries: what’s it like embarking on a dramatic career change?

A year ago Clare Zerny put her twin careers as model and journalist behind her to try something completely different. Now she’s just launched her Flour of London patisserie brand, after a summer testing it out at the Alma Street and Queen’s Crescent Festivals. Here’s her tale


Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Clare Zerny, artisan patissier

‘I used to pretend I only had one cat so I didn’t have to pay two insurance policies’


Kentishtowner Kitchen: Patisserie Diaries – Bread

When people now ask ‘What do you do?’, I still find myself seeking to justify my sabbatical, pointing out that while I am a student, …


Kentishtowner Kitchen: Patisserie Diaries (Part 2)

We begin and I’m feeling overwhelmed. After being unceremoniously dumped, the future I had envisioned now has a decidedly sunken middle. In a new environment …


Kentishtowner Kitchen: The Patisserie Diaries (Part 1)

So here I stand in my spotless chef whites, tool box in hand and taste buds at the ready. This column will follow the highs …

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