Names: Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley
Hometown: Kingston, Surrey, UK
Current Location: London
On the Menu: Bangers and Mash with a twist. And for dessert, our take on cream tea. (Stay tuned for the recipes!)
J: If I’m cooking, anything that’s easy to wash! If I’m at meetings or consulting then I love something patterned like Isabel Marant, B-Store and Liberty’s.
M: A dress and trainers (and most days an apron)
I have a few:
J: Tea towels (about 30) and spatulas (5).
M: Too many unread books
In the kitchen, I swear by:
J: My Cuisinart Slowcooker
M: Fresh herbs, a good grater and someone else to kindly wash up
The taste I couldn’t live without:
J: Salt and Vinegar
I’m dying to go to:
J: Noma, Copenhagen for dinner. Otherwise, India or Japan to explore
M: Mexico and Thailand
Must have serving items:
J: My mum’s roasted chillies in cold pressed oil, a bowl (I like ‘sloppy’ food) and a tea towel
M: I try my best to let people serve themselves from the cooking pots and pans to save on washing up (but they’re good looking pots and pans!)
(Artist/Song) Always on the playlist:
J: I love Radio 6. I don’t play favourite songs too much – I like to save them for times of need e.g. Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan
M: Classical FM when I’m cooking on my own pre-party and then some Sam Cooke when everyone else arrives and complains about my music
Coming up later the girls share their top 5 tips for hosting/throwing a dinner party…! Watch this pretty space!