Tim Anderson’s Japaneasy

Tim Anderson's Japaneasy cookbook

Recently, I reviewed Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. Now I want to tell you about his previous title, Japaneasy. Stylistically – in voice and in approach – both cookbooks are stamped with the humour, personality, skill and enthusiasm of their author, so I’ll avoid duplicating my own equally enthusiastic approval of all four traits (warning: probably ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Cauliflower Katsu Curry

Cauliflower Katsu Curry Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky cooked and loved many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant to share three of Nicky’s favourite recipes from the book with you. Yesterday, we shared Tim’s Rough Night Rice. Today, we have a vegetarian katsu made with sliced cauliflower. Caulflower Katsu Curry The ‘katsu’ in katsu curry refers ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Rough Night Rice

Rough Night Rice Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

In her review of Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy cookery book, Nicky shared her many cooking successes and identified some of her favourite recipes from the book. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we have three delicious recipes from the book to share with you. The first is this delicious Rough Night Rice, perfect hangover ... Read more »

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Ice Cream with Pedro Ximinez Sherry

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Ice Cream with Pedro Ximinez Sherry

For the last few weeks we’ve been enjoying some absolutely fantastic British strawberries grown by a fruit farmer in Cheddar. We usually have them chopped up, sweetened with a touch of sugar, doused in cream, with a splash of Pedro Ximinez. Sometimes, meringue is broken in, to make an Eton Mess (also great in ice ... Read more »

Travelling By Way Of My Belly | Favourite Recipes From Europe

Spanish Fabada Asturiana

The world of international leisure travel has pretty much ground to a halt. The global COVID-19 pandemic means non-essential travel is unwise, and many of us are staying at home to slow the spread and allow stretched health services to better look after those who fall ill. For those of us who love to travel, ... Read more »

Lockdown Musings | Travel and Podcasts

Screenshot of Take a Bao podcast website page

The idea of travel takes on a whole new meaning in the world of COVID-19. To travel beyond a 1 mile radius of your home is a mission – full of trepidation, uncertainty, maybe even adventure. When we think of travel, of holidays, of trips beyond our normal routine, what is it that we look ... Read more »

Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy

Vegan Japaneasy by Tim Anderson

The second best thing about Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy cookbook is that it makes me laugh. On almost every page a tongue in cheek note, an off the wall comment or a daft joke catches my eye. Tim doesn’t dilute his personality or his tastes in this book. He talks with love about hunks of ... Read more »

Lockdown Musings | The Joy of a Mortar & Pestle

Mortar and Pestle with spice paste ingredients

At the beginning of lockdown, I announced on twitter that I didn’t like cooking. It felt like a confession, an illicit secret. This was the time to find my domestic goddess, to relish in the nourishment of cooking! I write about food, I know about food, I can talk about cooking. I know how to ... Read more »

A Crash Course in Korean Kimchi (Recipe Included)

Freshly made kimchi

‘Without kimchi, I can’t live!’ declares Jun Pyo Kwon, as he guides us through the steps of making Korea’s national dish. Quickly becoming Korea’s best known dish, kimchi is increasing in popularity as the thirst for fermented foods grows and grows. Having previously been head chef at glitzy central London restaurant Kimchee, in 2013 Jun ... Read more »