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What can you expect to see here, apart from awesome content and food photos guaranteed to make you drool?

Food Consultancy

Do you want your restaurant or café to be an award-winning eatery? Find out how we can help increase your chances of getting top marks when visited by future critics. Elevate your standing in the food community by commissioning us to write a bespoke report tailored just for you. This incisive piece will highlight key aspects of your eatery’s offerings including menu, food and service whilst also zoning in on areas for development.
I’m a food critic on 4 judging panels. Want my help to take your eatery to the next level? Get in touch now.

Restaurant Reviews

Stuck on where to eat? Delve into the comprehensive list of reviews here. We’ve done all the legwork so you don’t have to. Key geographical areas covered are Derby and Nottingham, with Manchester and London to feature more in the coming years. If you’re looking for specific restaurant recommendations, feel free to Tweet us on @Amber_Tesia and we’ll try our hardest to get back to you within 24 hours.
Want to be featured in a new food and drink magazine? Get in touch now.


Screaming Snowflakes is Ria’s debut novel and the first in a three-book saga, which is a Gothic romance with a supernatural twist. It is a tale close to Ria’s heart, and is a mash-up of her favourite genres of classic romance and YA fiction, with a dash of Bollywood thrown in for good measure. The second novel, Burning Raindrops will be released at the end of this year, so do keep your eyes peeled.

You can buy the first novel in the series now via Amazon. For a signed copy, or to discuss book events, email author@riaambertesia.com.

Whether you’re an avid reader or keen author, if you love books, read on. Here you’ll find articles about writing including tips on how to be a more productive writer, and the latest bestseller list updated every week.


Do you want to cook more, but don’t quite know where to start? Here you’ll find recipes for cooks at all levels; from simple sponges to complex curries, there is something here for everyone. Each recipe has a ‘complexity rating’, so whether you’re in the mood for whipping up something quick or if you’re seeking a recipe that requires more skill, it’ll be super easy to see off the bat which recipe is best suited to you.
She recently appeared in the Bolton Food Festival line-up where she cooked in the same line-up as James Martin and Ainsley Harriott.

Health & Fitness

As we lead increasingly busy lives, health and fitness can fall by the wayside. Self-care is so important, and I am keen to champion this broad range encompassing topics such as wellbeing, mental health and physical fitness. Check in here for your regular dose of health and fitness stories, and how you can ultimately lead a happier, healthier life.

The Derby Book & Cake Club

Combining the love of baking and reading

The Derby Book & Cake Club has been going for over three years. The group is a made up of self-confessed bibliophiles who love cake, a cheeky drink drink and who meet every month.


The group was born out of the dearth of reading groups in Derby. Ria set up the club after realising there wasn’t a local group that combined her two passions of reading and baking.


The Derby Book & Cake Club is more than just a reading group; with a diverse age range from 20 years to 60 years young, the wide appeal is down to the fact that reading and baking is a winning combination. For some, it’s also a social meeting and time-out from busy, hectic lives.


Books are chosen democratically and the group enjoy a chinwag, discussing the book of the month, catching up on goings on, all the while munching on a nice slice of home-made cake and sipping a warming brandy / beer (insert choice of usually alcoholic beverage).


To find out more about the Derby Book & Cake Club, please Tweet @Amber_Tesia.

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Address: Derby, UK