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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

Ultimate Ribeye with Chimichurri (Keto; Paleo). July 15, 2019

I have been very quiet the past few weeks, but I have had the most FABULOUS few weeks so I am #SorryNotSorry. You see, I got a very lucky break a few… Continue reading

Cauliflower, Bacon & Cheddar Soup (Low-carb). July 10, 2019

I realise we are currently enjoying summer here in the UK, but a warm meal can still be enjoyed all year round, so why should soup be an different? Th… Continue reading

Fried Avocado Breakfast (Keto; Paleo). July 08, 2019

Avocado is a great, high-in-healthy-fats ingredient to enjoy on keto. I love my avocado fresh, simply sprinkled with salt and (both white and black) p… Continue reading