Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook by Mandy Yin

Sambal Shiok by Mandy Yin cookbook cover

I’ve been anticipating the publication of Mandy Yin’s Sambal Shiok cookbook for many months, and now the book’s in my hands, it doesn’t disappoint! As Yin explains, Malaysian food reflects the diversity of the Malaysian people and encompasses a glorious range of ingredients, flavours and techniques from the Malay, Chinese, Peranakan, South Indian and indigenous ... Read more »

Table-Top Barbeque Japanese & Korean Style

Table-top BBQ

We fell in love with yakiniku (also known in Japan as Korean barbeque) when visiting Japan, and have loved it ever since. This year, one of my Christmas gifts from Pete was a table-top Korean barbeque grill by Primst, and a big box of bamboo charcoal briquettes. We veered towards Japanese flavours for our first ... Read more »

Our 2021 Favourite Cookbooks

Sumac by Anas Atassi (book cover)

We’ve reviewed some fabulous cookbooks on Kavey Eats this year, much as we did last year. Here’s a rundown of the ones we loved, along with links to the recipes we’ve shared from each. (Contents) This Year’s Books Chinese Takeaway in 5 by Kwoklyn Wan | Serendip by Peter Kuruvita | Sumac by Anas Atassi ... Read more »

The Humble Onion | Dinas Powys

Confit Pork Belly

Not quite Cardiff but only a short distance out, it’s well worth making the trip to Dinas Powys for a meal at The Humble Onion. Antonio Simone is the humble chef in the kitchen of this humble space, serving up food which is anything but humble – indeed it sits loud and proud on the ... Read more »

Top 10 Sights in Peru for Culture and History Lovers

Machu Picchu

Peruvian cuisine, music, wildlife, geography, and dances are only some of the charms that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to Peru, a tourist hot-spot of the world. Although visitors enjoy many aspects of the country, Peru is perhaps best known for sights related to its diverse history and culture. Peru has been the site ... Read more »

Gluten-Free Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread

GF Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread

This Cheese and Jalapeño Cornbread recipe is from How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell, an indispensable resource for gluten-free bakers. It’s quick and easy to make, keeps well to the next day and also freezes well in portions. Serve alongside soup or chilli, or enjoy on its own with a little butter. ... Read more »

Gluten-Free Fruit Scones

GF Fruit Scones

A recipe recommended by Nigella herself, this is a reliable recipe for delicious gluten-free fruit scones from How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell. Best eaten on the day of baking, these are excellent served with butter or cream and a heap of jam. They also freeze well. Read our full review of ... Read more »

How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

The publication of How to Bake Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell follows the phenomenal success of her debut How to Make Anything Gluten Free (previously reviewed here), which prompted Nigella Lawson to endorse Becky as “the Queen of gluten-free baking” (I can only imagine the resulting paroxysms of joy in the Excell household). Becky’s ... Read more »

Lee Skeet’s 40 Days 40 Nights Pop-up

Turbot

Having heard some very enthusiastic endorsements about Lee Skeet’s supper clubs, when he announced his 40 Days 40 Nights pop-up, I bought tickets immediately! The blurb promised a six-course tasting menu with canapes for £70 per person, served in the upstairs dining room at Pontcanna’s Cafe Milkwood. We’d most recently been there for the Matsudai ... Read more »