School of Wok’s Stir Fried Sichuan Chicken Recipe


I’ve attended many, many, many cookery classes over the years. I’ve enjoyed nearly all of them but a few have definitely stood out from the crowd, and those include every class I’ve ever taken at School of Wok. There is a great balance between fun and learning, with class sizes of 8-16 ensuring that everyone… Read more »

December 2, 2016

Wok & Roll At The School of Wok | Giveaway + Recipe


At the School of Wok you’ll not only learn to wok around the clock, you’ll become a bona fide wok star! Yes the puns come thick and fast but teaching is taken seriously, with a clear focus on students not only having fun (of which there is plenty) but also learning, learning, learning. Over the… Read more »

December 2, 2016

Kavey Eats Cookbooks 2016 + Eat Your Books Giveaway


I’ve enjoyed lots and lots of great cookery books this year, and reviewed several of them here on Kavey Eats. I used to find it hard to make use of my full collection until I started using Eat Your Books, an online service that helps you catalogue all the books you own, and to easily… Read more »

November 30, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Confucius

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Applicable to so much more in life than travel. Simple advice from Confucius. Before our first visit to Kyoto, I had read about this idea of visiting too many temples, becoming ’templed out’, if you will. But for us, that never happened. In the city of a… Read more »

November 29, 2016

24 Hours in Braga | The Heart of Historical Northern Portugal

24 Hours in Braga, Northern Portugal

Have you heard of Braga in Northern Portugal? I confess I hadn’t until I was invited to visit the area recently. I quickly learned that Braga is the oldest city in Portugal and has a very long and fascinating history which is still very much in evidence today. Braga (together with nearby Guimarães and Tenões)… Read more »

November 28, 2016

A Breakfast Shared with Brioche Pasquier


Brioche Pasquier have been making traditional brioche and other French pâtisseries since they were founded in 1936 in a small village bakery in Les Cerqueux, France. Founder Gabriel Pasquier taught his traditional levain-based recipes to his sons who built the business into Brioche Pasquier, now a large and successful company with over 3,000 employees. Levain,… Read more »

November 26, 2016

What Makes A Great Sunday Roast? | Sunday Dining at Hatchetts in Mayfair


A really good Sunday Roast is a very fine thing indeed. But how to define ‘really good’? Perhaps surprisingly, the element that comes first for me is roast potatoes. Yep, spuds over meat (though that’s a very close second). Roasties that are beautifully fluffy inside but have a properly crunchy exterior (that doesn’t give up… Read more »

November 24, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Roselle Mercier Montgomery

‘Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway.’ I guess the modern equivalent for me might be – whenever a friend heads off to somewhere exciting on their travels, my heart feels a yearning to go too. With so many incredible experiences and memories from the trips I’ve made… Read more »

November 22, 2016

The Kavey Eats Pete Drinks Christmas Gin Guide

Kavey Eats Christmas Gin Guide

I came late to gin. Very late. In my early forties in fact. For years and years (and years and years) I thought I didn’t like gin but it turns out I just don’t like tonic – or at least, not the big brand stuff that’s most prevalent. It wasn’t until I tried a Gin… Read more »

November 19, 2016

Kiri Restaurant | Mayfair’s New Japanese Izakaya

Crab, scallop and prawn gratin

Izakayas are to Japan what the pub is to the UK. An izakaya is a place for drinking and eating with friends, offering a great drinks list and plenty of small plate sharing dishes to pair with sake, beer or your tipple of choice. Kiri Restaurant is the latest offering from Saga Japanese Restaurants, the… Read more »

November 17, 2016