School of Wok’s Stir Fried Sichuan Chicken Recipe

I’ve attended many, many, many cookery classes over the years. I’ve enjoyed nearly all of them but a few have definitely stood out from the crowd, and those include every class I’ve ever taken at School of Wok. There is a great balance between fun and learning, with class sizes of 8-16 ensuring that everyone ... Read more »

Chinatown Kitchen | Lizzie Mabbott’s Chinese Spag Bol

Lizzie Mabbott is a prodigious cook and a prodigious eater! I’ve been following her cooking and eating exploits on the web for many years, first on the now-defunct BBC food discussion boards and since 2008 on her well-known blog, Hollowlegs. If she isn’t eating she may well be cooking, if she isn’t cooking she might ... Read more »

A Happy Chinese New Year from Amoy

I grew up in Luton, which may not sound like a hotbed of multiculturalism but our personal corner of it always was – our family friends included Chinese, Jewish, Indians, Irish, Malaysians, Scottish, Sri Lankans amongst others. When it came to New Year, we celebrated according to both the Gregorian and traditional Chinese lunar calendars. ... Read more »

Diana’s Stir Fry 1-2-3

This evening I had dinner by myself and made a dish the way my grandmother would have done – simple, nourishing and delicious. We are Cantonese, from the south of China.  After living many years in Europe I have observed that the Cantonese and Italians share a common approach to good food – take the ... Read more »

Introducing Guest Blogger Diana Chan

Back in June I spent a lovely weekend attending the Oxford Food Symposium, held in St Catherine’s College, Oxford. It’s very remiss of me not to share the experience here on the blog, as I had a wonderful time attending delightfully diverse lectures, meeting fellow delegates and appreciating the excellent catering. But I made few ... Read more »