Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles)

Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausages

How good do these Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles) look and sound? Another fantastic recipe from Irina Georgescu’s cookbook, Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania to add to the Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream that we shared yesterday. These garlicky little sausages are a popular street food staple in Romania, and we can ... Read more »

Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream

Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream

In her review of Carpathia, Nicky says this Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream is one of her top five new dishes of the year so far (and given how voracious an appetite she has for trying new recipes), that’s quite an accolade. She tells us it’s one of those ‘greater than the sum ... Read more »

Carpathia by Irina Georgescu

Front cover of Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania by Irina Georgescu

Romania was a complete mystery to me. The closest I’d come was giving a desperately homesick, mosquito-bitten Romanian waitress in a remote Greek village a bottle of my repellent spray. She responded with heartfelt thanks and an equally heartfelt description of the beauty, warmth and vibrancy of her homeland. The poignant depth of her desire ... Read more »

Lockdown Silver Linings | Taste Of Persia Food Delivery

Joojeh kebab (Persian chicken kebab) and Ab goosht (lamb and aubergine hot pot)

As you might have gathered, last year we made the move from London to Wales, settling in a small village near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. We absolutely love our new home, and haven’t regretted the move for one second, but I can’t pretend I don’t miss the easy access to international cuisine that we had in ... Read more »

Homemade Lahmacun | An Easy Recipe for Turkish Spiced Lamb Flatbreads

Homemade Lahmacun | An Easy Recipe for Turkish Spiced Lamb Flatbreads

I adore lahmacun! Circular flatbreads topped with a thin spread of spiced lamb and baked fast and hot until they are crisp, these delicious pizza-like treats originated in the Ottoman Empire, especially Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The name comes from the Arabic lahm b’ajin (meat with dough) – lahmacun in Turkish. For me, ... Read more »

Grasmere Gingerbread Recipe

Regula Ysewijn's Grasmere Gingerbread

If you’re a keen baker, and interested not only in British baking recipes but in the history behind them, Regula Ysewijn’s Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet is a book for you. Read our full cookbook review of Oats in the North, Wheat in the South. ... Read more »

Welsh Cakes Recipe

Regula Ysewijn's Welsh Cakes

Cooks who love to bake, and are looking for classic British baking recipes as well as the history behind them, will love Regula Ysewijn’s latest cookery book Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet. Read our full cookbook review of Oats in the North, Wheat in ... Read more »

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South by Regula Ysewijn

Book jacket for Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet by Regula Ysewijn

Regula Ysewijn has had a fascination with British food since she was a young child, which may not sound that unusual until you learn that she was born and grew up in Belgium. Baking is a particular passion of hers, which informed both her first book Pride and Pudding, and her latest title, Oats in ... Read more »

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce | A Delicious Dressing, Dip & Sauce

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce (over Purple Sprouting Broccoli)

This delicious Maple Miso Tahini sauce is inspired by Japanese ingredients and flavours. Miso paste and sesame are so good together – I recently enjoyed the combination as a dipping sauce for cold udon noodles. To pull these flavours together as a sauce-cum-dressing I combine tahini with the intense, sweet flavour of extra dark maple ... Read more »