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We take a trip to Mexico with Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

29 May 2022
We take a trip to Mexico with Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

We take a trip to Mexico with Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

29 May 2022

What a combination! Easy nachos and a frozen margarita


'I think succulent meatballs with buttery mash is definitely the edible version of a cosy hug'

04 February 2022
 'I think succulent meatballs with buttery mash is definitely the edible version of a cosy hug'

'I think succulent meatballs with buttery mash is definitely the edible version of a cosy hug'

04 February 2022

Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite explains how Ikea meatballs inspired her Scandi dish and are synonymous with new beginnings. . .


Still got Christmas cheeseboard leftovers? Be bowled over by this new take on an old favourite from Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

07 January 2022
Still got Christmas cheeseboard leftovers? Be bowled over by this new take on an old favourite from Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

Still got Christmas cheeseboard leftovers? Be bowled over by this new take on an old favourite from Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite

07 January 2022

There's no beating the partnership of cheese and onion


Who knew that chocolate for breakfast could be so beneficial to our health?

10 December 2021
Who knew that chocolate for breakfast could be so beneficial to our health?

Who knew that chocolate for breakfast could be so beneficial to our health?

10 December 2021

The run-up to Christmas can be stressful, so Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has come up with a comforting breakfast to set you up for the day ahead.


Try this hearty pie recipe for a ‘cuddle worthy’ dish to enjoy over cold winter nights

12 November 2021
Try this hearty pie recipe for a ‘cuddle worthy’ dish to enjoy over cold winter nights

Try this hearty pie recipe for a ‘cuddle worthy’ dish to enjoy over cold winter nights

12 November 2021

With the clocks going back, chef Gemma Simmonite, co-creator of Gastrono-me, says her comfort cravings almost naturally accelerate forward.


It’s rare that something creative results from a bad bout of the lurgy, but Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite came up with a restorative revelation

15 October 2021
It’s rare that something creative results from a bad bout of the lurgy, but Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite came up with a restorative revelation

It’s rare that something creative results from a bad bout of the lurgy, but Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite came up with a restorative revelation

15 October 2021

'Harissa is always one of my store cupboard staples. I love the warmth and complexity of it and am a bit guilty of adding it wherever I can. . .'


While we may not get abroad for our summer holidays this year, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says there’s no reason to miss out and shares two recipes to give us that hedonistic holiday vibe

23 July 2021
While we may not get abroad for our summer holidays this year, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says there’s no reason to miss out and shares two recipes to give us that hedonistic holiday vibe

While we may not get abroad for our summer holidays this year, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says there’s no reason to miss out and shares two recipes to give us that hedonistic holiday vibe

23 July 2021

It's time to meet mozzarella’s sexier sister. . . burrata


While tennis isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says you can still celebrate the essence of Wimbledon with her inspired cheesecake – game, set and match to Gemma!

02 July 2021
While tennis isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says you can still celebrate the essence of Wimbledon with her inspired cheesecake – game, set and match to Gemma!

While tennis isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says you can still celebrate the essence of Wimbledon with her inspired cheesecake – game, set and match to Gemma!

02 July 2021

Everything synonymous with summer. . . served up on a plate


We’re all hoping for some warm summer sunshine soon and when it does finally arrive, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has come up with the perfect dish for an al fresco meal

28 May 2021
We’re all hoping for some warm summer sunshine soon and when it does finally arrive, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has come up with the perfect dish for an al fresco meal

We’re all hoping for some warm summer sunshine soon and when it does finally arrive, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite has come up with the perfect dish for an al fresco meal

28 May 2021

"We all need to look forward to this precious summer, to enjoy eating and drinking out again, to socialising with friends and family. . . "


Culture: As we journey towards normality, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says it’s thanks to the vaccine and gives us a tasty recipe to enjoy now we can meet up with our friends and family. . . as well as a warning about the future

30 April 2021
Culture: As we journey towards normality, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says it’s thanks to the vaccine and gives us a tasty recipe to enjoy now we can meet up with our friends and family. . . as well as a warning about the future

Culture: As we journey towards normality, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite says it’s thanks to the vaccine and gives us a tasty recipe to enjoy now we can meet up with our friends and family. . . as well as a warning about the future

30 April 2021

'When it comes to battling a pandemic, it is no longer a personal choice, it is a global one'


Culture: Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite speaks out on an issue that has affected women for generations and says little has changed in the 21st century, but celebrating Easter gives us hope of new beginnings. . .

03 April 2021
Culture: Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite speaks out on an issue that has affected women for generations and says little has changed in the 21st century, but celebrating Easter gives us hope of new beginnings. . .

Culture: Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite speaks out on an issue that has affected women for generations and says little has changed in the 21st century, but celebrating Easter gives us hope of new beginnings. . .

03 April 2021

Time for new beginnings and time for speaking out, says Gemma


Culture: It’s been a long journey and a few lessons have been learnt on the way, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite, but now it’s time to start getting excited for life as we once knew it

06 March 2021
Culture: It’s been a long journey and a few lessons have been learnt on the way, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite, but now it’s time to start getting excited for life as we once knew it

Culture: It’s been a long journey and a few lessons have been learnt on the way, says Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite, but now it’s time to start getting excited for life as we once knew it

06 March 2021

And what better way than to indulge ourselves with Gemma's breakfast burrito


Culture: After taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite urges us to use the time in lockdown at home to enjoy the curative effects of nature and dishes up the ideal reassuring winter warmer

06 February 2021
Culture: After taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite urges us to use the time in lockdown at home to enjoy the curative effects of nature and dishes up the ideal reassuring winter warmer

Culture: After taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite urges us to use the time in lockdown at home to enjoy the curative effects of nature and dishes up the ideal reassuring winter warmer

06 February 2021

Life under the 'C' word has given us time to appreciate things which would have been missed in competition with everyday life


Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite hails the indomitable spirit of people and brings some festive cheer to the table with her HoHo Hotdog Sproutkraut

12 December 2020
Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite hails the indomitable spirit of people and brings some festive cheer to the table with her HoHo Hotdog Sproutkraut

Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite hails the indomitable spirit of people and brings some festive cheer to the table with her HoHo Hotdog Sproutkraut

12 December 2020

The pandemic has impacted many, but in the midst of it, there has been an almost wartime spirit – one of a ‘no one gets left behind’ mentality.


Culture: Gemma Simmonite, from Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds, invokes the words of Martin Luther to celebrate lockdown community spirit ‘Let us drink beer’

14 November 2020
Culture: Gemma Simmonite, from Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds, invokes the words of Martin Luther to celebrate lockdown community spirit ‘Let us drink beer’

Culture: Gemma Simmonite, from Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds, invokes the words of Martin Luther to celebrate lockdown community spirit ‘Let us drink beer’

14 November 2020

It's a time to raise a glass of mulled beer to people’s indomitable spirit and Gemma has the recipe!


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'