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Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite finds comfort in a simple bowl of soup and urges us to find our own comfort zone in these uncertain times

17 October 2020
Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite finds comfort in a simple bowl of soup and urges us to find our own comfort zone in these uncertain times

Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite finds comfort in a simple bowl of soup and urges us to find our own comfort zone in these uncertain times

17 October 2020

'The slow repetitive action of sipping soup from a spoon gives time for reflection'


Culture: During the stressful time of moving house, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has turned customer at her own restaurant and taken succour in her go to meal – avocado tacos

19 September 2020
Culture: During the stressful time of moving house, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has turned customer at her own restaurant and taken succour in her go to meal – avocado tacos

Culture: During the stressful time of moving house, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has turned customer at her own restaurant and taken succour in her go to meal – avocado tacos

19 September 2020

The meal that has taken stress out of moving


Culture: The juicy mushroom is a favourite of Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite. As well as being a superfood, it’s also very versatile and the key ingredient of one of her restaurant’s oldest dishes

22 August 2020
Culture: The juicy mushroom is a favourite of Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite. As well as being a superfood, it’s also very versatile and the key ingredient of one of her restaurant’s oldest dishes

Culture: The juicy mushroom is a favourite of Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite. As well as being a superfood, it’s also very versatile and the key ingredient of one of her restaurant’s oldest dishes

22 August 2020

Recreate this super tasty dish in your own kitchen


Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite reflects on the re-opening of her restaurant and shares a recipe which she says expresses the feeling of hope and familiarity

25 July 2020
Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite reflects on the re-opening of her restaurant and shares a recipe which she says expresses the feeling of hope and familiarity

Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite reflects on the re-opening of her restaurant and shares a recipe which she says expresses the feeling of hope and familiarity

25 July 2020

Spice up your life


Culture: Pasta is a favourite of almost everyone. Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite shares what inspired her love of Italian food and shares her recipe for Carbonara

24 June 2020
Culture: Pasta is a favourite of almost everyone. Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite shares what inspired her love of Italian food and shares her recipe for Carbonara

Culture: Pasta is a favourite of almost everyone. Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite shares what inspired her love of Italian food and shares her recipe for Carbonara

24 June 2020

Pasta - always 'slurpable and comforting'


Culture: Preparing for a future no one can predict, Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite can’t wait to welcome back customers, but in the meantime she shares a restaurant classic we can enjoy in our own homes

30 May 2020
Culture: Preparing for a future no one can predict, Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite can’t wait to welcome back customers, but in the meantime she shares a restaurant classic we can enjoy in our own homes

Culture: Preparing for a future no one can predict, Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite can’t wait to welcome back customers, but in the meantime she shares a restaurant classic we can enjoy in our own homes

30 May 2020

A Buddha Bowl of goodness


Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

02 May 2020
Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

02 May 2020

The old ones are the best, says Gemma, as she takes a loving look back on the cookbooks that held her hand in the early days


Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

02 May 2020
Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

Culture: Step aboard for a joyful, nostalgic journey with Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

02 May 2020

The old ones are the best, says Gemma, as she takes a loving look back on the cookbooks that held her hand in the early days


Culture: Don’t put yourself under culinary pressure during the lockdown, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite who shares a few tips

05 April 2020
Culture: Don’t put yourself under culinary pressure during the lockdown, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite who shares a few tips

Culture: Don’t put yourself under culinary pressure during the lockdown, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite who shares a few tips

05 April 2020

It's all about survival


Culture: Be kind, urges Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite after personally feeling the injustice of online trolls over her ‘avocado on toast’

08 March 2020
Culture: Be kind, urges Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite after personally feeling the injustice of online trolls over her ‘avocado on toast’

Culture: Be kind, urges Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite after personally feeling the injustice of online trolls over her ‘avocado on toast’

08 March 2020

Smashing the unkindness


Culture: Putting your own take on a recipe is absolutely fine, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite. . . as long as it’s done with respect and offers her version of Nasi Goreng

08 February 2020
Culture: Putting your own take on a recipe is absolutely fine, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite. . . as long as it’s done with respect and offers her version of Nasi Goreng

Culture: Putting your own take on a recipe is absolutely fine, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite. . . as long as it’s done with respect and offers her version of Nasi Goreng

08 February 2020

A fried rice by any other name. . .


Cullture: After a short break from contributing to Culture, columnist Gemma Simmonite, from Bury St Edmunds restaurant Gastrono-me, returns to explore the latest phenomenon sweeping the food industry

11 January 2020
Cullture: After a short break from contributing to Culture, columnist Gemma Simmonite, from Bury St Edmunds restaurant Gastrono-me, returns to explore the latest phenomenon sweeping the food industry

Cullture: After a short break from contributing to Culture, columnist Gemma Simmonite, from Bury St Edmunds restaurant Gastrono-me, returns to explore the latest phenomenon sweeping the food industry

11 January 2020

And she asks, is it just the veganing?


Culture: Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me shows us how to make some devilishly good devilled eggs

12 May 2019
Culture: Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me shows us how to make some devilishly good devilled eggs

Culture: Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me shows us how to make some devilishly good devilled eggs

12 May 2019

It's time to create some irresistible little half spheres of creamy fabulousness


Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite shares a favourite recipe that has been with them since the very beginning

15 February 2019
Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite shares a favourite recipe that has been with them since the very beginning

Culture: Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite shares a favourite recipe that has been with them since the very beginning

15 February 2019

Gastrono-me's journey - from early starts and beginnings to success on a plate


Culture: Time for some soul food says Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me

09 November 2018
Culture: Time for some soul food says Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me

Culture: Time for some soul food says Gemma Simmonite from Gastrono-me

09 November 2018

Moving house can be a stressful time, but as Gemma Simmonite explains, food can always soothe the soul


Culture: Winning hearts by Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

14 October 2018
Culture: Winning hearts by Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

Culture: Winning hearts by Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

14 October 2018

‘Scon’ or scone, jam first or cream first? Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite gives us her fail-proof scone recipe


Culture: Don’t punish yourself says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite, standing up to the new year diet bullies with a granola recipe that can be as good or as bad as you like

25 January 2018
Culture: Don’t punish yourself says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite, standing up to the new year diet bullies with a granola recipe that can be as good or as bad as you like

Culture: Don’t punish yourself says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite, standing up to the new year diet bullies with a granola recipe that can be as good or as bad as you like

25 January 2018

After the jingle of Christmas and the pop of New Year’s Eve, January is, let’s face it, a bit of a damp squib.


Culture: Gastrono-me - A very merry custard tart that's sure to impress by Gemma Simmonite

27 December 2017
Culture: Gastrono-me - A very merry custard tart that's sure to impress by Gemma Simmonite

Culture: Gastrono-me - A very merry custard tart that's sure to impress by Gemma Simmonite

27 December 2017

An advent calendar heralds the beginning of the festive period in many households. It could be a chocolate-filled countdown, a glittery traditional Christmas scene or, more recently, beauty products, even a daily gin hiding behind the windows – whatever you open, it still marks the exciting march towards the special day.


Culture: Brunch is a serious game, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

04 December 2017
Culture: Brunch is a serious game, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

Culture: Brunch is a serious game, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

04 December 2017

At Gastrono-me it’s fairly safe to say we take brunch pretty seriously.


Culture: Food by Gastrono-me - A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to make risotto

26 October 2017
Culture: Food by Gastrono-me - A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to make risotto

Culture: Food by Gastrono-me - A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to make risotto

26 October 2017

While Gastrono-me gets ready for its new venture, executive chef Gemma Simmonite has felt lost without the busy hours in the kitchen. . . until she found her ‘food comfort’


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