Skye McAlpine

Skye McAlpine

Literaty Agent

Skye spends the majority of her time in Venice, where she writes, photographs and teaches cookery workshops. She is the author of a successful blog, From My Dining Table, and contributes regularly to publications from around the world, including Food52The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Saturday TelegraphVanity FairCondé Nast Traveler and Corriere della SeraA Table in Venice is her first book.

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Skye McAlpine @SkyeMcAlpine

Doing what I love most tonight: cooking for friends. It’s been a chaotic day so supper is mostly dishes that I could make ahead: duck confit pie (an old favourite), slow roasted leeks, buttery spinach and a… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5BPbH7BxqH/?igshid=6rhbh34q3aj6

Acqua alta, the tides flooding in and out of the city, are a part of life in Venice. As a child, I loved splashing through the water in wellington boots, and better still when school was cancelled due to high… https://www.instagram.com/p/B45SqELBVIJ/?igshid=1t3bscphose6i

Aeneas and I made this ‘nutty’ cake together at the weekend: it’s a soft chocolate sponge of sorts, layered with sweet hazelnut butter then smothered in thick buttercream and toasted nuts. We’re both completely… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4u4WeFhAwh/?igshid=jsjm420fkdq1

It’s a very good start to the weekend when you have pastries (still warm from the oven and outrageously buttery) for breakfast. A nice antidote to the grey and drizzly weather outside. #breakfastofchampions https://www.instagram.com/p/B4Xx_g_hY_o/?igshid=1omvjouawkfns

Autumnal baking, playing around with recipes old and new: pistachio butter cake (a favourite recipe from the sundaytimesfood archives) but with thick buttercream instead of the lemon drizzle icing I usually make it… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4VTidYhbt6/?igshid=1dlxbsdp9aq0

The table laid for supper on a chilly evening. Heaps of candles because everything looks warmer, cosier and all round better by candlelight. We had ossobuco with lemon zest, fennel and sage; baby artichoke and… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ShW1sBqxC/?igshid=5zcx6bvc06td

After last week’s glorious weather today felt like the first day of autumn: it rained and I spent the day pottering in the kitchen. Trying new recipes for sweet persimmon tart and pumpkin & mascarpone flan since it’s… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4NhIT8hRMk/?igshid=sw8c7cf6b28k

My beautiful baby boy turns seven today. Goodness, time flies. We had chocolate cake to celebrate: the same fudgy cake that my mother used to make for me, smothered with chocolate icing and jelly beans. To go with… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4FlEWBBH6Z/?igshid=1fz4x1ohv1cuu

The skies were so blue and clear today that it almost felt like summer. I’ve been soaking up every last moment of this beautiful weather before winter sets in proper. And I just checked the forecast for the weekend:… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4DQdnxB-Yy/?igshid=hukxahhwjwcp

Spent today pottering in the kitchen - which is pretty much my favourite way to spend the day. Playing around with a few new recipes... but it’s an old favourite for supper tonight: cheesy melanzane alla parmigiana,… https://www.instagram.com/p/B4AY1gVh34V/?igshid=351tep0hh9kk

My last day at the arnianopaintingschool couldn’t have been more heavenly: spent the morning painting in the sunshine under willropercurzon’s expert guidance. Then lunch under the shady lime tree, beautifully… https://www.instagram.com/p/B344X_ShxIX/?igshid=wmxmpdtvao0l

Three deliciously simple recipes in my sundaytimesfood column today. All made with ready rolled puff pastry: beetroot, gorgonzola and walnut tart; butternut squash soup with a pastry hat; and a higgledy piggledy… https://www.instagram.com/p/B31rgvGB3lk/?igshid=7apctzp6v9ul

Exploring the Tuscan countryside with arnianopaintingschool. Rolling hills and majestic views at every turn. We ended up at the cosiest trattoria for lunch: plates upon plates of salami, cheese, crostoni doused in… https://www.instagram.com/p/B3zvXlJBONh/?igshid=lf2qjb28hkbv

Waking up in the heaven that is arnianopaintingschool. I’ve longed to come for ages and am so excited to finally be here. @amber_guinness delilahkhomo tatlermagazine https://www.instagram.com/p/B3xI52ZBLPt/?igshid=yzsx31d1tnnz

Dinner in our kitchen last night: we had beetroot, gorgonzola and walnut tart; wild rice and pistachio salad; slow roasted leeks (cooked to the point where they turn sweet and caramelised); buttery saffron fennel;… https://www.instagram.com/p/B3udYoBBdwD/?igshid=vhnk8hicggw7

The skies were grey and menacing when I woke up this morning... and it’s rained cats and dogs pretty much all day. Somehow I didn’t get much further than the front door and have ended up spending most of the day… https://www.instagram.com/p/B3AhI-CBLhR/?igshid=1uv6fv6ozhvjq

The most magical bunch of flowers from mccormickcharlie’s garden. Like something out of a fairy tale. So gargantuan in size that we couldn’t find a vase big enough to store them and have ended up repurposing our… https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zg3yuBpJx/?igshid=10yagutm7m1et

Ten years today. Love you always anthonysantospirito https://www.instagram.com/p/B2mOFXrBS92/?igshid=1vetjenm266tm

Landed in Venice for a fleeting few days. A heavenly lunch of scampi and baby artichokes with romilly_mca; errands and meetings this afternoon; and supper with friends tonight. So lovely to be back: just wish my boys… https://www.instagram.com/p/B2hOilPBIV6/?igshid=cb1v02urlo3j

Sunshine peaking through our bathroom window. What a lovely start to the week! @benpentreath https://www.instagram.com/p/B2e5AxTBMqF/?igshid=dgdezc543qmm