Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Kaarage aka Japanese Fried Chicken is one of the under-celebrated dishes of Japanese cuisine overseas – it’s a popular dish in izakayas (pubs) and small casual restaurants across Japan but it’s over-shadowed by dishes such as ramen, sushi, tempura, teriyaki and tonkatsu when it comes to Japanese food available in the UK. This classic kaarage ... Read more »

Three-Pea Tagine

Three-Pea Tagine

You’ll know from guest author Jack’s review of review of Meze: Snacks, Small Plates and Street Food from the Middle East, by Sally Butcher that he was a real fan of the Three-Pea Tagine recipe. He described the spicing as beautifully layered, lifted by the bright note of mint. It works well as one dish ... Read more »

Afi’s Lamb Roulade

Afi's Lamb Roulade

Today we are sharing another recipe from Meze: Snacks, Small Plates and Street Food from the Middle East, by Sally Butcher, one that hails from her mother-in-law Afi. A minced lamb casing is wrapped around two different fillings, one being whole eggs, carrots and herbs, and the other a mix of spinach, walnuts and dried ... Read more »

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

This aubergine-wrapped chicken hails from Turkey, featuring two ingredients beloved of Turkish cooks – yoghurt and aubergine. Chicken marinaded in a punchy combination of yoghurt, garlic, lemon, turmeric and Aleppo pepper is wrapped in silky sleeves of aubergine and cheese, covered with tomato passata and baked. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Have you already read our ... Read more »

Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts

In her review of The Botanical Kitchen our guest writer Emma describes this Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts recipe as one of those “why haven’t I made this before?” recipes. Quick to make but looks like you’ve slaved away for hours, and perfect as canapes or for a light lunch. Elly McCausland is ... Read more »

Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita)

Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita)

Apple and blueberry is such a classic combination, there’s no wonder it’s popular in so many countries around the world. This Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita) recipe from Irina Georgescu’s cookbook, Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania wraps an apple and blueberry filling in an egg-enriched dough that is rolled up and formed ... Read more »

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 »