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.


Skye McAlpine @SkyeMcAlpine

Colomba cake (kind of like panettone, but the Easter version topped with sugared almonds and laced with candied citrus peel), Easter bread and a pot of tea for breakfast before hitting the…

We went for a stroll in the sunshine this morning and stumbled upon this pretty hidden corner. I love how the streets of Venice are endlessly filled with surprises.

Good Friday breakfast: strawberries in lemony syrup, pears with creamy ricotta cheese and sweet pastries from the bakery. #holidays #easterinvenice

Playing with many happy variations on the theme of asparagus in the kitchen today. #tistheseason #moreismore

Inspiration for Easter Lunch in my column for the sundaytimesfood today: creamy baked cannelloni with ricotta and mint, roast rack of lamb with baby tomatoes and artichokes... and a…

Improvised, but heavenly lunch of cold bits with @rumatkinson and susie_sioux: poached langoustines with thick mayonnaise, white and green asparagus with egg sauce, tomatoes, and baby…

Chaos in the kitchen: recipe testing a champagne custard, asparagus and egg tart and a lemon meringue pie with just a hint of saffron. Leftovers for supper. #frommydiningtable

Thank you claridgeshotel and @pfitzherbert for the wonderful feature in your magazine. Heaven reading the issue today with my afternoon tea - and honoured to find myself in such fabulous…

Today is a desk day. #mondays #beforeigotallmypapersout

Fried eggs and crispy prosciutto (fried like bacon by anthonysantospirito - so good!); toast with pistachio butter; freshly baked pastries; and custard filled doughnuts for breakfast.…

Today has been taken up with a trip to the market and a lazy lunch at home: poached langoustines with saffron mayonnaise (a favourite recipe from my cookbook), new potato and lemon salad,…

All set for a very special cookery workshop I’m delighted to be hosting for bastianello_morigi9 in support of avapo_venezia and all the wonderful work that they do. barrivabene

A blissfully quiet corner at home. #venice

Happy to be home for a few days and loving this beautiful Spring weather. #veniceinspring #kindoflikeafairyland

Making new friends over breakfast at @hotelderussie. #ciaoroma

Celebrating my birthday with lots and lots of cake.

Celebrating my birthday with lots and lots of cake.

Preparations are underway: buckets of flowers, chaos everywhere and a pistachio cake baking in the oven. #birthdayparty

A quiet, but sunny corner at my desk and some orchid inspiration from @bruceoldfield.

Recipe testing some lovely Easter recipes for the sundaytimesfood today: roast lamb and baby artichokes, amongst other Spring delights, for supper tonight... #excitedfordinner #agoodworkday