Grasmere Gingerbread Recipe

Regula Ysewijn's Grasmere Gingerbread

If you’re a keen baker, and interested not only in British baking recipes but in the history behind them, Regula Ysewijn’s Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet is a book for you. Read our full cookbook review of Oats in the North, Wheat in the South. ... Read more »

Welsh Cakes Recipe

Regula Ysewijn's Welsh Cakes

Cooks who love to bake, and are looking for classic British baking recipes as well as the history behind them, will love Regula Ysewijn’s latest cookery book Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet. Read our full cookbook review of Oats in the North, Wheat in ... Read more »

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South by Regula Ysewijn

Book jacket for Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet by Regula Ysewijn

Regula Ysewijn has had a fascination with British food since she was a young child, which may not sound that unusual until you learn that she was born and grew up in Belgium. Baking is a particular passion of hers, which informed both her first book Pride and Pudding, and her latest title, Oats in ... Read more »

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce | A Delicious Dressing, Dip & Sauce

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce (over Purple Sprouting Broccoli)

This delicious Maple Miso Tahini sauce is inspired by Japanese ingredients and flavours. Miso paste and sesame are so good together – I recently enjoyed the combination as a dipping sauce for cold udon noodles. To pull these flavours together as a sauce-cum-dressing I combine tahini with the intense, sweet flavour of extra dark maple ... Read more »

No Sushi Recipe | Sticky Toffee Pudding & White Miso Butterscotch Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding & White Miso Butterscotch Sauce by Andrew Kojima

We recently reviewed Andrew Kojima’s cookbook No Sushi which reflects his personal journey to becoming a restaurateur, and launching Koj Cheltenham. One of his signature dishes, and extremely popular with customers, is his sticky toffee pudding with white miso butterscotch sauce. We are delighted to share the recipe with you for this delicious dessert. This ... Read more »

No Sushi Recipe | Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki from Andrew Kojima's No Sushi cookbook

We recently reviewed Andrew Kojima’s cookbook No Sushi – part cookbook, part autobiography. One of the recipes we are keen to make is the okonomiyaki. This popular pancake-like Japanese dish is a filling meal of cabbage and other ingredients mixed into in a wheat-flour batter, cooked on a flat pan or hot plate, and topped ... Read more »

Andrew Kojima’s No Sushi

Book cover for No Sushi by Andrew Kojima

‘No Sushi’ is part autobiography, part cookbook, written by chef restaurateur and winner of Masterfchef 2012, Andrew Kojima. The title is a reference to the (gradually eroding) British perception of Japanese food being all about sushi, the topic of a conversation Koj had with his Japanese father shortly before he died. It’s also the name ... Read more »

Lockdown Musings | Thoughts About Spice

Black peppercorns

Stories are powerful, they shape our cultural identity, teach us how to behave in our communities and tell us what is valuable. In the process of storytelling, speaking and listening refer to realities that do not involve just the imagination. The speech is seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched. It destroys, brings life, nurtures. ~ ... Read more »

Lockdown Musings | One Perfect Day

Traditional stone home in Montgesty

Being locked up for the past two months has us reminiscing about some of our travel experiences from the recent past. Here’s one of our favourites from a trip to southwest France. It was one of those magical days that, if you are lucky, happens maybe one time in every 10 trips. It started when ... Read more »