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

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The laziest weekend. Didn’t achieve very much, but did make it out for a long, sunny walk in the park and had cake for tea. So all round pretty much a perfect weekend. Pistachio butter cake from A Table for Friends… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzr4nDBxEJ/?igshid=ov3nvk9lpkbs

Making the most of the last of the summer fruit with this white peach and saffron tart. I didn’t use a recipe but improvised last minute: a sheet of ready rolled pastry; infuse a little ground saffron in a couple of… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEpJ6HvhyCx/?igshid=c5f852aiydw5

Dinner last night was lots of cold bits. We had ‘vitello tonnato’ (one of my favourite recipes from A Table in Venice); grilled red peppers, served at room temperature and topped with crumbled salty feta, almonds and… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmrM3zBWPH/?igshid=o77o1lcpihqw

September 1st and what feels like the last day of summer. This pretty view from the water was just before the big summer storm broke. I’m going to miss the glorious hot weather and the long light days, but I’m also… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEkTjs7Bwwe/?igshid=15n8ac918tdz8

Supper in a hurry: pasta alla Norma, made with aubergine, baby tomatoes and smoked ricotta cheese. Heaps of fresh basil and more olive oil than seems sensible. An anthonysantospirito special recipe and very… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhQt3nhkj1/?igshid=1r4i7q5bh7jm9

Remnants of a happy lunch. A very simple menu, quick to throw together, but just the kind of things I so love to eat: pasta with creamy basil pesto and a few green beans thrown in with the sauce. Then bowls of fruit… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEUeTU6Bi5t/?igshid=1uw22bsedqji

I’m excited to be taking over @matchesfashion Instagram Stories today from my kitchen here in Venice. I’ll be making ‘svergognata’ (sweet ricotta pudding with chocolate and candied peel) and other summer favourites -… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEPIMvzhs0e/?igshid=alake0huhvym

Weekend relaxed mood in our kitchen. It’s still so hot in Venice that I don’t feel much like cooking: have been living off tomato bruschetta (with heaps of oil and fresh basil), prosciutto & melone, those extra… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEM1psmhVBR/?igshid=1erga1elj3i4w

These last few days of summer feel especially precious - perhaps because I know they’re numbered. But it is still summer and the evenings are still warm and balmy. Last night we took our little boat out to Burano -… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEKSvSqKvlZ/?igshid=14caaeq08bfmd

Today was one of those days that ran away from me. An iced coffee sitting in a shady corner; a brisk walk from A to B then back to A again; catching up on emails that were long overdue replies... The highlight was… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEFFy58BMMG/?igshid=64ksvdox8f7f

Back home and happy to be pottering in the kitchen again. Making the Ambrosial Apricots from A Table for Friends - a really simple summery recipe where you poach the fruit gently in a honey syrup scented with just a… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEChQTgBlpO/?igshid=1qu3vyqj02hch

We’re back home in Venice after a magical holiday on the Amalfi coast. It was my first time exploring this beautiful corner of Italy and I’m already longing to go back. A big thank you to bellinitravel for all your… https://www.instagram.com/p/CD__8ByB9pf/?igshid=8fu5w7k90mwn

The biggest thank you to all of you who thave bought ‘A Table for Friends’: I honestly cannot tell you how happy you have made me, and what a joy and utter privilege it is to think of the book sitting in your… https://www.instagram.com/p/CDy5-SvhkHA/?igshid=19ufcmmweuy6j

Excited to be sharing my tips for the dream picnic in @voguemagazine: a few of my favourite pieces (from picnic blankets to proper linen napkins and good, old fashioned enamel plates) along with a recipes from A… https://www.instagram.com/p/CDwuaYThPvR/?igshid=bc8ad52wdtps

A very spoiling and utterly perfect 24 hours at @hotelderussie in Rome. Then on to the Amalfi coast for a few days of sea, sunshine and spaghetti alle vongole. #holidays https://www.instagram.com/p/CDwSeW5hdl7/?igshid=1wwp10runjtgu

About last night: a heavenly supper with @eagletta and her beautiful family. Super relaxed and all cold bits because it’s too hot to cook in Venice right now: vitello tonnato; rice salad with green olives and… https://www.instagram.com/p/CDowqYhhlYh/?igshid=18eei8cc5vn05

A burst of happy sunshine in our kitchen: I can’t help but smile whenever I look up and catch a glance of these big yellow blooms. Hope your day is a happy one too. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDjks0eBIIv/?igshid=39rezyt89jfp