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Monya Kilian Palmer

Culinary Editor | Recipe Developer

Monya’s experience lies in recipe testing, development, writing and project management, and more recently food styling and photography. Before starting Soigné Consulting (the name she trades under), she worked as Culinary Editor at Le Cordon Bleu International.

Prior to that, she worked for 3.5 years at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen – where her role lay first in development and styling, and then evolved into a recipe editing and project management role. Monya continues to work as a consultant with the team in Bray on many exciting projects.

Monya trained as a chef after a long career in design. Her strong interest in ingredients and dietary requirements coupled with her arsenal of skills gained over the years has allowed her to offer more to her clients in terms of content. She is based in Berkshire, UK and works with clients from all over the world from her fully-equipped kitchen-studio. Monya authors the Ketogenic recipe blog: Mud & Love and the Fats of Life.

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Soigné Consulting



Soigné Consulting is the name I trade under. I spend half my time in Bray, having rejoined the Fat Duck Group as consultant Content Editor and recipe writer, and the remainder of my time nurturing my creative side by developing original recipes + visuals for clients all over the world.

Mud and Love


MUD & LOVE and The Fats of Life

Probably the 7,346,719th food blog on the internet, "MUD & LOVE and The Fats of Life" is my personal recipe blog. It showcases original recipes developed for the Keto / Low-carb lifestyle community - which is the way of eating I am a passionate ambassador of...



Aaaah, painting... that which captures the other half of my heart. I rarely get a chance to paint much these days, but do visit my website and drop me a line of encouragement to unpack my oils, canvasses and turpentine more often.


Mud and Love

Cajun Cauliflower Bake (Keto). June 11, 2019

I never run out of ideas for making interesting side dishes to enjoy alongside meat or fish. I LOVE vegetables and believe its where you can get reall… Continue reading

Pesto-stuffed Squid Tubes (Keto). June 09, 2019

I posted an amazing Stuffed Squid tubes recipe a little while ago (it’s a fantastic recipe and I encourage you to try it). But, as a variation h… Continue reading

Crumbed Mushrooms (Keto; Paleo). June 06, 2019

I just love crumbed ‘shrooms! Here, I made a quick, keto-friendly crumb from lean pork scratchings, nutritional yeast flakes and some cocon… Continue reading