Pride and Pudding | Bakewell Pudding by Regula Ysewjin

Pride and Pudding | Bakewell Pudding by Regula Ysewjin

A few days ago I shared my review of Regula Ysewjin’s Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more about this absolutely beautiful and fascinating book that shares a slice of Britain’s culinary history through the stories of its puddings and do enter my giveaway to [Read More…]

Smoke & Salt in Residence at The Chapel Bar, Islington

Smoke & Salt in Residence at The Chapel Bar, Islington

Residencies are the latest evolution of the London dining scene. A venue with a spare kitchen and dining room rents it out on a short to medium term basis and the menu, cooking and service is handled by the resident(s). In some instances, a residency is a step forward from the humble supperclub, a path [Read More…]

Pride and Pudding by Regula Ysewijn

Pride and Pudding by Regula Ysewijn

Isn’t it strange that sometimes those who are the most passionate and knowledgeable about a particular country or region’s food are not actually from that culture themselves? The person I know who knows most about the food, food culture and cooking of the Indian subcontinent is, surprisingly, not Indian. Other than the normal smattering of [Read More…]

Snapshots of Japan | Visiting The Giant Seated Amida Buddha in Kamakura

Snapshots of Japan | Visiting The Giant Seated Amida Buddha in Kamakura

Formally known as the Seated Amida Buddha, more commonly called the Daibutsu (Giant Buddha) of Kamakura, this beautiful Buddhist statue was cast from bronze in the mid-13th century, to replace a similarly large wooden Daibutsu completed just a few years earlier but damaged soon after in a storm. Originally a hall was built to enclose [Read More…]

Mango Lassi Ice Lollies

Mango Lassi Ice Lollies

Over the last few weeks I’ve been gorging myself on delicious Kesar mangoes from India. Alphonso mangoes aren’t very good this year, their flavour not as sweet and their scent not as perfumed as usual but the Kesar ones have been superbly delicious. I’ve bought box after box from my local Asian grocery store, shared [Read More…]

Mat Follas’ Four Cheese Cauliflower Cheese

Mat Follas’ Four Cheese Cauliflower Cheese

A few days ago I shared my review of Mat Follas’ new cookbook, Vegetable Perfection published by Ryland Peters & Small. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book. The book shares over 100 vegetarian recipes using the ‘roots, bulbs, shoots and stems’ of a [Read More…]

Mat Follas’ Vegetable Perfection

Mat Follas’ Vegetable Perfection

A few weeks ago, I shared my review of Mat Follas’ new Bramble Cafe & Deli in Dorchester’s elegant Poundbury estate. Today I want to talk about Mat’s latest cookbook, Vegetable Perfection. When I first interviewed Mat back in 2009, shortly after he launched his first restaurant The Wild Garlic, I think it’s fair to [Read More…]

Giraffe’s Summer Menu | Guest Review

Giraffe’s Summer Menu | Guest Review

If you judged the nation’s eating habits from the contents of food blogs alone, you’d be forgiven for thinking we hardly visit restaurant chains at all. In reality most of my non-blogger friends, just like the wider population – especially those with young children – often favour chains, the best of which offer familiarity, family-friendly [Read More…]

Captivating Kaiseki Cuisine at Hoshinoya Kyoto

Captivating Kaiseki Cuisine at Hoshinoya Kyoto

Is there anything more charming than a restaurant to which one travels by small boat along a serene stretch of river in one of Japan’s most beautiful cities? One that also serves the highest quality Japanese cuisine, each dish a perfect balance between traditional classic and inventive modern? If there is, I am yet to [Read More…]

June BSFIC | Time To Scream For Ice Cream Again!

June BSFIC | Time To Scream For Ice Cream Again!

Now that the weather is (intermittently) warmer again, my thoughts have turned back towards ice cream. Not that they’re ever that far away from it, mind – I’ve been enjoying ice cream throughout the winter; warm and cosy inside the house. For our first Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream for a while, I’m not setting [Read More…]

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