Indonesian Spiced Corn Fritters (Perkedel Jagung)

Indonesian Spiced Corn Fritters

I’m a sucker for all things fried, and these sweet-savoury spiced corn fritters from Lara Lee’s Indonesian cookbook, Coconut & Sambal, really appeal. Fry them fresh and hot to eat straight away, or prepare in advance and reheat in the oven. Either way, these crispy treats will hit surely hit the spot! Find out more ... Read more »

Indonesian Tomato Sambal

Indonesian Tomato Sambal

If you read my recent review of Lara Lee’s Coconut & Sambal, you’ll already know that we loved Lee’s recipe for tomato sambal. This versatile and fiery condiment can be served with many of the Indonesian dishes throughout the book. Made from tomatoes, red chillies, ginger, garlic, shallots and some tamarind and brown sugar (for ... Read more »

What & Where to Eat in Naples

Pizza with courgette flowers at Reginella

Eating your way through Naples Naples (Napoli) is an exciting city with lots to see and discover, including many great historical sites. It’s also an excellent destination for lovers of art and theatre, including ballet and opera. BA, Easyjet and Ryanair all fly direct in under 3 hours from London and the city offers a lot ... Read more »

Two-Booze Tiramisu

Two-Booze Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a popular classic for good reason! Who could fail to love this creamy dessert with its booze-and-coffee-soaked sponge fingers? It’s often described as the Italian version of a British trifle, with its alternating layers of delicousness. However you describe it, this two-booze tiramisu from Letitia Clark’s Bitter Honey is a crowd-pleaser! Head over ... Read more »

Italian Pork Cooked in Milk with Cloves

As I’ve never really understood the appeal of bread sauce served with roasted meat, I strongly identified with Letitia Clark’s story about her boyfriend Luca’s horror at the idea of it. Bread sauce isn’t a tradition in Italy, but cooking meat in milk is a much loved classic, with the milk turning into a sweet, ... Read more »

Sardinian Slow-cooked Flat Beans with Tomato, Pancetta and Chilli

Sardinian Slow-cooked Flat Beans with Tomato, Pancetta and Chilli

These Slow-cooked Flat Beans with Tomato, Pancetta and Chilli are the first dish our cookery book reviewer Jack cooked when putting Letitia Clark’s Bitter Honey to the test. Although the book focuses on Sardinian recipes, Clark points out that similar recipes are cooked all over Italy, and across the Mediterranean region. Jack really enjoyed its ... Read more »

Quick Pesto Mayonnaise Potato Salad

Quick Pesto Mayonnaise Potato Salad

Potato salad is such a versatile and summery dish, perfect as a side for barbeques and picnics. I also like it with sausages, burgers, fish fingers, chops, roast chicken…. I still love my decadent Heart Attack Potato Salad in which bacon takes a starring role, but today’s quick pesto mayonnaise pesto salad recipe is incredibly ... Read more »

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 »