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Savoury Sweet Potato Waffles

Savoury sweet potato waffles

I adore waffles, and we make all kinds in our waffle maker, from Parmesan & Paprika Potato Waffles and Marmite Waffles to Double Chocolate Brownie-Style Waffles and French Toast Waffles. So we were absolutely on board to try the 14 waffle recipes within Regula Ysewijn’s Dark Rye & Honey Cake including these fabulous Savoury Sweet Potato Waffles. Read more ... Read more »

Dark Rye & Honey Cake by Regula Ysewijn

Dark Rye & Honey Cake by Regula Ysewijn

After two books focusing on British puddings (Pride & Pudding) and baking (Oats in the North, Wheat from the South), a special interest Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook, and The National Trust Book of Puddings, Dark Rye & Honey Cake is Belgian food writer, culinary historian and photographer Regula Ysewijn’s first cookbook dedicated to ‘festival baking ... Read more »

Korean Spicy Radish Salad (Musaengchae)

The Korean radish is a hugely popular vegetable in Korean cuisine. The root’s firm, crunchy texture is prized in pickled and fermented forms, but is also used fresh and dried. The leaves are also used as a fresh green vegetable. Also known as daikon (Japanese), mooli (Hindi), Oriental radish, winter radish and white radish, Raphanus sativus ... Read more »

Korean Charred Cabbage in Warm Gochujang Vinaigrette (Yangbaechu Gui)

Charred Cabbage in Warm Gochujang Vinaigrette

Cabbage is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Korea and one that everyone loves. I’m a huge fan too, and love how versatile this humble brassica can be. In this delicious recipe from Su Scott’s Rice Table: Korean Recipes & Stories To Feed The Soul, the cabbage is cooked fast and hot so that ... Read more »

Visiting South Korea’s Yuja (Yuzu) Capital in Goheung County

Duwon Agricultural Cooperative in Goheung Jeollonam Province South Korea

Yuzu is one of my favourite kinds of fruit. In the UK this distinctive citrus fruit is strongly associated with Japan, which is where I first encountered it during our holidays there. As the popularity of Japanese cuisine has grown in the UK, so too has awareness and appreciation of yuzu fruit; indeed it’s English-language ... Read more »

Coiled Roti

There’s nothing better than a stack of flaky, coiled rotis or parathas to enjoy alongside a feast of Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. This coiled roti recipe is from Karan Gokani’s Hoppers The Cookbook and includes handy, step-by-step photos to help you master the process. Read my full review of Hoppers: The Cookbook by Karan Gokani. We ... Read more »

Karan Gokani’s Sri Lankan Jaffna Curry Powder

This Sri Lankan curry powder recipe is from Karan Gokani’s Hoppers The Cookbook, where it features in many of the book’s recipes including the very delicious Lamb Shank Curry. Read my full review of Hoppers: The Cookbook by Karan Gokani. Typically dishes from northern Sri Lanka tend to be a lot hotter than from the ... Read more »