I love everything about food. I love cooking it, I love talking about it, and above all I love eating it! I’m obsessed with all things food; and that’s what my blog is about.

My name is Vered, and I’m a 28 year old female living in London. I’m an amateur cook and my love of food was heavily influenced by my parents. Food has always been a big thing in my family. I’m Jewish, (and you know we love to eat!) and Indian/Israeli from my mother’s side and Italian/English from my father’s side. I am the middle of three sisters, or ‘the best bit of the sandwich’ as my mother used to say. My parents cooked a homemade meal every night as we grew up, and we would eat together around the table without fail.

My mother’s cooking is mainly Indian and Israeli style food, a lot of vegetable curries and the best dahl in the world…and of course, chicken soup! My father’s cooking is more influenced by his Italian mother and his hippy days, when he and his friends would teach each other recipes from their travels around the world. He cooks delicious simple pasta sauces, but my favourite of all his dishes has to be his kleftiko! If I can steal some recipes I promise you can expect to see them on here at some point!

So, as you can imagine the food was always good in my house. Which is why I am obsessed with food and probably why my younger sister Danya-Zohar has turned her love for food into her career and is now entering her third year of her Bakery and Management BSc degree. She’s worked at Hummingbird bakery, had private cake orders and she’s won a trip this year to train in Bologna, Italy! You can read all about it in her food blog.

My taste in food is very mixed, but I think Indian and Italian are the best foods in the world! (Perhaps I’m biased!?) I love cooking for my boyfriend, friends and family. I also love being cooked for! I like to browse recipe books for inspiration, however I don’t follow recipes strictly and will often add my own twist!

I will always try to make the most authentic version of whatever I am cooking, and I don’t like bad imitations! However, I’m not prepared to pay through the roof for the freshest fish in the country and so I try to find the happy medium.

So what is Eat Now Talk Later about?

Well, I spend a huge amount of time cooking and experimenting with food.Β  I’ll be uploading my photos and recipes, and sharing my thoughts with you.

I also eat out at restaurants far too much, and I like to think of myself as a bit of a food critic. So I shall be giving you my two peas worth on local restaurants.

And, through stories and photographs, I may reminisce about some of my travels through South East Asia and holidays in Europe.

So here it is: My food diary! I hope you enjoy it.

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like a second helping of!

Bon Appetito! / Be Te’Avon!

All written content and photographs copyright Vered Β© 2011. All rights reserved.

40 responses »

  1. Your recipes look great and I’m sorry it’s taken so long to drop by and visit your blog. Very much looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

  2. oooh just discovered your blog today! looking forward to reading through!!!

  3. I need to follow this blog. Yes, NEED. πŸ™‚

  4. Ah love reading this blog! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for you interest on my blog! I enjoy looking over you site, it has loads of information and lovely supporting images. I especially like the look of the Sweet Potato Chicken Pie! I’m always looking for exciting new Chilli incorporated dishes – could you recommend anything?

    • Thanks so much! Ooh definitely, what an exciting task! Anything mexican could use of your jalepeno, or a jerk chicken would use your scotch bonnet. Things like home made salsa, or curries are always good too. My boyfriend makes a really good green salsa for homemade burgers, yummy!

      • Awesome! Thanks for the cool food ideas! I’m very fond of Caribbean dishes so I think I’ll give the jerk chicken a go as my Scotch Bonnets are just are right for picking. Thanks again for your interest and the cooking advice!

  6. I passed your blog quite suddenly when browsing from other people’s pages and found your photos to be beautiful and (although I have yet to try them) your recipes look interesting. I always get really excited when I find other food bloggers who seem to be just as excited about food as I am.
    I will be coming back. I will be trying the recipes. I’m sure I’ll enjoy.

  7. Hi Vered, thanks for visiting! How funny to be reading your bio and see the link to your sister’s blog, which I just visited for the first time last week. I used to live in London so it’s fun to read your blog(s) from that angle as well. I’ll be visiting again soon!

  8. Ah, nice to meet you! What is kleftiko?

  9. Vered, your blog is wonderful! I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. And the photos are lovely.

  10. Hi Vered, thank you for commenting on my blog so I have now found your blog. What a fascinating food heritage you come from. And it is great to find a food blogger in London, which is not so far away from me in Kent. I look forward to reading your blog regularly and your sisters – hers looks great too.
    I am going to try sprouts your way. I have either build or fried them, never tried both. I am not a massive fan and only eat them because it is traditional and because they are good for you. So I look forward to trying a new way. Thanks.

  11. Hi, I love your blog and I chose you for the Liebster blog award. There’s a bit more information about it on my blog so check it out and you can pass the award on to others πŸ™‚


  12. Hi you have a really lovely blog, I want to let you know that I’ve selected you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out about why I selected you and what you need to do in my link below.


    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  13. Your recipes and pictures are both mouth watering:)

  14. I love your blog, I’m going to poke around a bit more and plan to stick around to see what other recipes you’ll share! πŸ™‚

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post on my favorite roast recipe! πŸ™‚

  15. Very much enjoying the blog and wonderful recipes. I look forward to preparing some new dishes. Have a lovely day and thank you again for such tastiness. Take care.

  16. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the “like”. πŸ™‚ I’ve enjoyed looking around your blog – great job! πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays!

  17. Great blog and what a brilliant family background you have!

  18. Like your blog full of great ideas! Thank you for reading and the “Like” on my post.

  19. What an interesting blog, have been having a look around and lots of nice recipes and ideas to try.
    Very inspiring.

  20. Just letting you know that I gave you a versatile blogger award- no pressure to take part; but if you do wish to know what it entails, just click my link http://nocturnefirefay.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/versatile-awards/
    Congrats either way and have a lovely weekend.

  21. Thanks for the like πŸ™‚ I am officially hooked on your blog! I look forward to reading more.

  22. Just letting you know I’ve given you the 7×7 Link award- as always, no pressure to participate; but the info is here if you do. πŸ™‚ http://nocturnefirefay.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/7×7-link-award/
    Congrats and have a lovely weekend!

  23. Jeese I gove you a lot of stuff… oh well lol πŸ˜‰

    I was stopping by to let you know that i’ve tagged you in a game but as always and since you have recieved a lot- it’s no big deal if you don’t want to take part – but if you do – follow the link here
    and have fun with it.
    Enjoy your sunday!

  24. I love your blog, so I have a surprise for you. Come check it out! Donna

  25. Love your blog! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes – they look delish!

  26. Hi Vered

    I have nominated you for the WordPress “Liebster Award”. Your recipes are lovely and photos are gorgeous and I think your blog should have a wider audience which is what this award helps to do. Acceptance is optional. A link to your blog and the rules for this award can be found on my post here – http://selmastable.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/awards-and-accolades-2013. Looking forward to reading your posts in 2014!


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