Creole Flambé Bananas

Flambé bananas | Bananes flambées

If you love the darkly spiced and decadent flavours of Caribbean desserts, you’ll adore these Flambé Bananas from Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen. Traditionally made with plantains, this very simple and easy recipe also works a treat when made with sweet bananas. Read our full review of Sunshine Kitchen and the Caribbean flavours to be found ... Read more »

Creole Chicken Fricassee

This Chicken Fricassée from Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen is one of the recipes in this cookbook without an accompanying photograph but luckily, our reviewer Nicky took some lovely images to show off this delicious Creole chicken dish. Flavoured with warming spices lifted by lime and chilli, the recipe is particularly delicious made with chicken thighs ... Read more »

Creole Prawn Blaff

Prawn blaff

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen is full of delicious Creole recipes from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Her Prawn Blaff recipe is deceptively simple, featuring prawns flavoured with a few key aromats, and yet it’s packed full of flavour, and very easy indeed to make. This quick and vibrant dish encapsulates the colours and punchy ... Read more »

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier (cover)

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the heart of the Caribbean is a cookbook whose photos lift your soul every time you open it. Sea turquoises, sky blues and sunshine yellows predominate, punctuated with scotch bonnet reds and vivid jewel greens. Just flip through the book and you feel Vitamin D3-ed. Never has ... Read more »

The Shed Restaurant by James Sommerin | Barry

The Shed Souffle (Raspberry with Parma Violet Ice Cream)

Barry, a few miles South West of Cardiff, may not be the most obvious location for an elegant upscale restaurant from Michelin-starred chef James Sommerin, but over the last couple of years it’s become a hotspot for food lovers thanks to Hangfire Southern Kitchen, and Goodsheds, which houses a selection of superb food and drink ... Read more »

Abergavenny | Four Delicious Delis

Inside Madame Fromage Abergavenny

When it comes to delicatessens in Abergavenny, it’s all change in the last year or so with closures and new openings transforming the town’s deli options. The good news is we have a superb range of delis selling all sorts of delicious food and drink. Check out our three town centre recommendations plus an entry ... Read more »

Vietnamese Chicken Curry With Squash | Cà Ri Gà Bí

Vietnamese Cookbook Chicken & Curry Squash

As well as recipes that we might think of as uniquely Vietnamese, Uyen Luu’s new cookbook Vietnamese also includes popular dishes that make use of ingredients and inspiration from other countries around the world. In this case, the mild curry powder gives a nod to Indian flavours, whilst ingredients such as lemongrass and fish sauce ... Read more »

Vietnamese Ginger Chicken | Gà Kho Gừng

Vietnamese Cookbook Ginger Chicken

This easy recipe for Ginger Chicken from Uyen Luu’s new cookbook Vietnamese is an absolute winner of a dish. Quick and simple to make, it’s full of bold flavours and perfect for a midweek dinner or anytime you’re craving a flavour bomb. Make sure you reduce the sauce until it’s caramelised and sticky to get ... Read more »

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home is the second book from food writer Uyen Luu, following on from her debut book, My Vietnamese Kitchen. In that first book Uyen related her personal story – including memories of younger years in Vietnam before her family moved to London, introduced readers to the culture and ... Read more »