Recipes (my own and from reviewed recipe books), reviews of cookery books and cookery classes, food and kitchen equipment product reviews – if it’s about cooking or eating at home, it’s here!

Nonya Chicken Curry Kapitan

Nonya Chicken Curry Kapitan from Sambal Shiok

Nonya Chicken Curry Kapitan is considered the king of Malaysian chicken curries, and on making and tasting it, we immediately understand why. The combination of spice paste ingredients (including ginger, onion, garlic, turmeric, lemongrass, chillies and shrimp paste) with those added during cooking (coconut milk, tamarind paste, dark brown sugar, makrut lime leaves and cinnamon) ... Read more »

Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook by Mandy Yin

Sambal Shiok by Mandy Yin cookbook cover

I’ve been anticipating the publication of Mandy Yin’s Sambal Shiok cookbook for many months, and now the book’s in my hands, it doesn’t disappoint! As Yin explains, Malaysian food reflects the diversity of the Malaysian people and encompasses a glorious range of ingredients, flavours and techniques from the Malay, Chinese, Peranakan, South Indian and indigenous ... Read more »

Table-Top Barbeque Japanese & Korean Style

Table-top BBQ

We fell in love with yakiniku (also known in Japan as Korean barbeque) when visiting Japan, and have loved it ever since. This year, one of my Christmas gifts from Pete was a table-top Korean barbeque grill by Primst, and a big box of bamboo charcoal briquettes. We veered towards Japanese flavours for our first ... Read more »

Chewy Rice Cakes & Tofu Puffs in Gochujang Sauce | My Take on Korean Gochujang Tteokbokki

Chewy Rice Cakes & Tofu Puffs in Gochujang Sauce

I love Korean food! For several years I worked in New Malden, my office located right by rail station, within very short walking distance of many local Korean restaurants. New Malden is colloquially known as Little Korea, a reflection of the large Korean community there, making it one of the best places in the UK ... Read more »

Our 2021 Favourite Cookbooks

Sumac by Anas Atassi (book cover)

We’ve reviewed some fabulous cookbooks on Kavey Eats this year, much as we did last year. Here’s a rundown of the ones we loved, along with links to the recipes we’ve shared from each. (Contents) This Year’s Books Chinese Takeaway in 5 by Kwoklyn Wan | Serendip by Peter Kuruvita | Sumac by Anas Atassi ... Read more »

Gluten-Free Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread

GF Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread

This Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread recipe is from How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell, an indispensable resource for gluten-free bakers. It’s quick and easy to make, keeps well to the next day and also freezes well in portions. Serve alongside soup or chilli, or enjoy on its own with a little butter. ... Read more »

Gluten-Free Fruit Scones

GF Fruit Scones

A recipe recommended by Nigella herself, this is a reliable recipe for delicious gluten-free fruit scones from How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell. Best eaten on the day of baking, these are excellent served with butter or cream and a heap of jam. They also freeze well. Read our full review of ... Read more »

How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

The publication of How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell follows the phenomenal success of her debut How to Make Anything Gluten Free (previously reviewed here), which prompted Nigella Lawson to endorse Becky as “the Queen of gluten-free baking” (I can only imagine the resulting paroxysms of joy in the Excell household). Becky’s ... Read more »