French Toast Waffles & Home Made Kaya | A Tribute to Hong Kong’s Cha Chaan Teng Cafes

Our visit to Hong Kong earlier this year reminded me of the delights of French Toast aka ‘eggy bread’. I particularly loved it slathered in melted butter, condensed milk and kaya (often translated as coconut jam). A staple of the cha chaan teng (Hong Kong style café) menu, the French toast is virtually deep fried ... Read more »

Ice Cream Wednesday: Jean-Christophe Novelli’s Summer Baked Alaska

Two Wednesdays ago, Pete and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Novelli Academy, the Cookery School run by handsome French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Located in Tea Green, a small village on the outskirts of Luton, not far from the airport, the Academy is located in a beautiful 14th century farmhouse where Novelli also lives ... Read more »

Honey Goats’ Cheese Toasts On Little Gem Leaves

Incorporating home grown produce into your meals needn’t be complicated. This recent lunch used romaine lettuce picked fresh from the garden and served as it was, without any dressing. This is a very quick and simple lunch using just four ingredients. Honey Goats’ Cheese Toasts On Little Gem Leaves Ingredients bread – your choice, ours ... Read more »

Snowflakes, Schnapps & Meatballs With Vodka

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson has a Scandinavian feel about it, focused as it is on hearty dishes with a winter theme. But actually, Australian-born Lawson covers a much wider swathe of Europe in this tome. The book’s blurb invites us to “Join Jane Lawson as she takes you on a culinary journey through ... Read more »