Ember, Cardiff | A Pop-Up To Reckon With

Milk Chocolate, Wild Blackberry, Lime Dessert

Last month, we went to Ember supper club by John Cook. This popular pop up held at a few locations across Cardiff, and was hosted this time in Cocorico Patisserie. Dining with vegetarian friends, two of us had the meat eaters menu and two the vegetarian. All of us enjoyed the high quality ingredients and great cooking, with wonderful combinations and kicks of flavour. ... Read more »

Mount Fuji Japanese Restaurant | Cardiff

Sushi platter (Japanese food)

Mount Fuji, in Cardiff’s St David 2 Shopping Centre, is a family-run Japanese restaurant specialising in bento boxes, ramen, udon, donburi, curry rice and a range of sides. The food is good and the vibe reminiscent of the many casual places like this we enjoy visiting in Japan. ... Read more »

Nook, Cardiff | Inventive & Delicious Small Plates Dining

Burrata, fermented chilli, lemon, olive oil and dukkah

Recent restaurant opening Nook has been eagerly anticipated by the food-loving denizens of Cardiff, and no wonder. Eminently affordable, and certainly delicious, Nook is very much our kind of place. Seasonality, and quality of produce shine, and a small plates menu allows for a quick, light meal or a more lingering feast.  ... Read more »

Cheese Sambusak Recipe from The Jewish Cookbook

Cheese Sambusak

After our in-depth review of Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, we’ve  shared two great recipe from the book so far; Moroccan Flaky Chicken and Almond Pie and Yeasted Pumpkin Bread. Today, we share our third and final recipe from this comprehensive book, Cheese Sambusak. These gorgeous individual pastries are perfect for all occasions, from picnics to lunch boxes, and ... Read more »

Asador 44 Spanish Restaurant | Cardiff

A comfortable, attractive, modern Spanish restaurant in the heart of Cardiff, Asador 44 offers high quality meat, fish and vegetables cooked over charcoal and wood to a Northern Spanish style. Here, we review their excellently-priced daytime set menu. ... Read more »

Yeasted Pumpkin Bread Recipe from The Jewish Cookbook

Yeasted pumpkin bread (Jewish Cookbook)

Last week we reviewed Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, and we’ve already shared a fantastic recipe for Moroccan Flaky Chicken and Almond Pie. Today, we give you another recipe from the book, Yeasted Pumpkin Bread. 5 from 4 votes Yeasted Pumpkin Bread Sephardi Jews traditionally eat foods made with pumpkin and squash on Rosh Hashanah, when they ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in India

Terracotta Bankura horses from Panchmura village, near Bishnupur, in West Bengal

We love sharing ideas for the best souvenirs to buy around the world! In our latest guide, we explore what to buy from India. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in India Bangles | Bracelet Charms | Brass, Copper & Steel Ware | Coffee | Darjeeling Tea | Jaipur Quilts | Kondapalli Wooden Toys | Kullu Shawls | ... Read more »

Moroccan Flaky Chicken and Almond Pie from The Jewish Cookbook

Flaky Chicken and Almond Pie from The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

A few days ago, we published an indepth review of Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, written by new guest poster, Sarah Cowen. Today, we are sharing the first of three recipes we’ve selected from the book, extracted with permission from publishers Phaidon Press. Enjoy this Moroccan Flaky Chicken and Almond Pie. 5 from 5 votes Moroccan ... Read more »

Phaidon’s The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig (Phaidon)

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig brings together the food of the Jewish diaspora, featuring more than 400 recipes from around the world. Simple meals sit side by side with celebratory feast dishes, showcasing Jewish food at its best.  First Impressions My first impressions on opening this book were mixed. It’s a substantial book, with ... Read more »