Since No One Asked

Cat Sarsfield
Food stories, nostalgia and recipes-not-recipes. Expect dreamy food mems, plenty of pasta, anonymous love letters to toxic exes and a lot of chat about how much I love butter.
Created 22 Feb 2021
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  • A recipe-not-recipe™️ from my mother
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Food For Thought. This week’s newsletter is less of a story, and more of an insight into how recipes form in the minds of Sarsfield women. I’m currently on holiday so I saw a WhatsApp from Kie-Jo Sars...
  • Creative Exhaustion
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Food For Thought. Week three of my no-cooking streak continues. We head to Menorca next Saturday so I'm conceding until we return and with it my penchant for autumnal fare (pumpkins, roast chicken, mo...
  • Goodbye, summer
    19 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Food For Thought. I’m almost two hours into a train journey home from North Wales to London. On one side of me was the coast, the other the mountains. Looking out there were patches of blue and thick ...
  • "I Don't Want To"
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Food For Thought. This is how I felt about writing this week's newsletter at 10 o'clock this morning. I did everything I could to not write it (watered my plants, put on a wash, hoovered my flat, meti...
  • Went To Cornwall, Forgot How To Cook
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Food For Thought. We all have different motivations to cook. At times it's to fuel ourselves or to show someone you love them. Perhaps it's some kind of therapy/meditation that gets you out of your he...
  • Conversations On Love
    30 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Food For Thought. There is a book with a bright blue spine that has made its way into almost every conversation I have with friends. I’ve recommended it, quoted from it, re-read passages from it, foun...
  • Sandra Oh And Korean Food Nostalgia
    22 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Food For Thought. There are some days or weeks or months when I am happily reminded of my Korean heritage. Small signals that crop up in news stories or shows or conversations with my mum. It's been o...
  • Had She Come Undone?
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Food For Thought. When I was young, I found the notion of Being A Writer more romantic than Actually Writing. It felt like a performance, a hollow act of identity, more answering a call than a calling...
  • We All Need Time To Soften
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Food For Thought. You will want it quickly. Hunger doesn't like to take things slow. There's a reason that our appetites are voracious and chaotic and careless when they're in need. Hunger doesn't thi...
  • Chessy From The Parent Trap Is My Cooking Hero
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Food For Thought. Much like Sweetbitter the book I return to when the world is spinning madly, The Parent Trap is a film that feels like a burger after a night out or a bowl of sticky rice when your s...
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