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.

Publications

Skye McAlpine @SkyeMcAlpine

After four months of lockdown in London, it’s heaven to be back home in Venice. I had almost forgotten how much I missed it here. #homesweethome https://www.instagram.com/p/CCG2sYkh1HA/?igshid=vgoogan15mrp

Knee deep in lemony yellow tissue paper and velvet ribbon and wrapping books to send out to friends next week ahead of the book’s publication on the 9th July! So happy and excited to think of these books out in the… https://www.instagram.com/p/CCB2bFwBF9f/?igshid=u8yr6d21v00i

I never used to like rhubarb - not sure why really, and quite when I changed my mind about it, but nowadays I can’t get enough of it: the tartness, the pastel pink juices, the taste of the promise of summer. My… https://www.instagram.com/p/CCBfgBohU-_/?igshid=12hgycbkdquj7

Hope your weekend has been happy and lazy and filled with the things you love. #sundaymood https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_G5Q0BIsA/?igshid=1cvohohhv47qt

Baby Achille’s first birthday. Not such a baby anymore... We celebrated with chocolate and candied lemon cake (a variation on the theme of @Nigella_Lawson’s heavenly chocolate marmalade cake in How To Be A Domestic… https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8PIeXh5W5/?igshid=1a40rjr7h1gzo

Today is exactly two weeks until publication of my new book, A Table for Friends! I’m so excited. And so nervous. And a thousand other feelings I can’t quite put my finger on: putting a book out into the world (one… https://www.instagram.com/p/CB3hflThDws/?igshid=1f3cspucmryrc

What a huge joy to find this bucket of summer blooms from lucyvailfloristry on our doorstep. Thank you for the most spoiling and thoughtful present - they’re beautiful, smell like a long walk in the English… https://www.instagram.com/p/CByeRAeByrY/?igshid=15a9trdn3al1s

Lunch in the garden to celebrate my wonderful mother romilly_mca’s birthday today. We had cold picnic-y bits: a big bowl of chicken, fennel and garden pea salad in a yogurt and za’atar dressing; burrata with… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBvy7qjBC-k/?igshid=1l6jadz32gclf

Happy Father’s Day to the very best papa I know. We love you anthonysantospirito. #fathersday https://www.instagram.com/p/CBtLMgvBkmi/?igshid=1p2fjupht88o3

Three weeks from today my new cookbook, A Table for Friends, comes out! I know that some of you have pre-ordered it already - and I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I am so touched by your support - and… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBli-TdlnZ-/?igshid=18k07nhszdft9

We made elderflower cordial (to @dianahenryfood’s delicious recipe - you can find it on her website) and @scribbleanddaub painted the most beautiful labels to go on the bottles for me. Only problem is that now the… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBigui-BlW5/?igshid=12wotpcm4sgsv

It’s a very happy afternoon when there’s tea and cake, and you spend it sitting in the garden talking all things food with holdsknifelikepen https://www.instagram.com/p/CBgddc_DfvY/?igshid=93xukrsnun5y

A bucket of peonies: bought for a shoot and bringing me unquantifiable amounts of joy. I could just stare at them all day long... #lavieenrose https://www.instagram.com/p/CBd8aOghANk/?igshid=154wfu2jwh6es

Weekend baking in the form of a rather spoiling pistachio butter cake smothered in marzipan buttercream icing. No special occasion (!) was just craving cake. The recipe is one of my all time absolute favourites (and… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYzYy0BeDV/?igshid=8sux9kiwm565

Over the past few months at home, I’ve rediscovered the joy of needlepoint. It’s not something I’ve done in years (since I was a child), but I’ve been working on this yellow cushion cover and it’s nearly finished...… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWH_EnBnlL/?igshid=5a3nkdoqgjr3

Jam ‘crostata’ (or tart) for me is the most glorious of comfort foods: I will happily eat it for breakfast, tea, elevenses or for dessert after a good meal. I made this one with a pot of homemade melon jam (because… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBToSmZBl1N/?igshid=hrskpvnozoma

Preserving juicy summer tomatoes in jars so that we can enjoy them with pasta later in the year. #makinghaywhilethesunshines #lockdownactivities https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOVN4XhDYT/?igshid=15ui5bmujvnon

This Sunday’s column for sundaytimesfood is all about batch cooking: recipes that you can make ahead and freeze for later. There’s a mint and almond pesto; an unbelievably indulgent four cheese baked pasta; beetroot… https://www.instagram.com/p/CBJCLjNBHoE/?igshid=6rhzfgzfm3y0

Black lives matter. I understand that I can never understand, but I stand with you. We need to do and to be better. https://www.instagram.com/p/CA7aHXFhJG2/?igshid=16bvscqbvu4ce

Hot weather and the kind of bits-and-bobs lunch that I really love: mortadella peppered with pistachio; deep fried chunks of mozzarella and frond of fennel herb; zucchine fritters; fresh peas; cauliflower drenched… https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3JzSuBEh7/?igshid=1j7j2a9ypb0x8