Recipe: Tamatar Ki Chutney | Tomato Chutney with Prunes and Apricots

Recipe: Tamatar Ki Chutney | Tomato chutney with Prunes and Apricots

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Asma Khan’s first cookery book, Asma’s Indian Kitchen. The book reflects Asma’s personal cooking heritage, and the food she has been sharing with thankful Londoners. Publishers, Pavilion have given permission for us to share three recipes from Asma’s book with you. Hyderabadi Tamatar Ka ... Read more »

The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

Book Jacket for The Japanese Larder: Bringing Japanese Ingredients into Your Everyday Cooking by Luiz Hara

In his latest book, Nikkei food expert, writer and professional chef Luiz Hara introduces the reader to a range of Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. Instead of presenting a list of traditional Japanese recipes, Hara encourages cooks to incorporate Japanese ingredients in every day cooking to bring a richness and depth of flavour to all manner of dishes. The book offers an eclectic mix of recipes that are sure to tempt. ... Read more »

The Omakase Menu at Engawa Japanese Restaurant, London

A celebratory omakase meal at Engawa Japanese restaurant in Soho, London

Pete and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary, and booked dinner at Engawa restaurant to celebrate. Located in Soho (and attached to the Ham Yard hotel), Engawa specialises in wagyu (Japanese beef), specifically in Kobe wagyu. It also has a sushi counter, and guests can choose between regular tables or stools at the counter ... Read more »

Favourite Places to Eat Cicchetti in Venice

Favourite Places To Eat Cicchetti in Venice

In my guide to finding great food in Venice, I talked about the tradition of cicchetti, small morsels of food served alongside drinks in the bacari (bars) of Venice. Bacari can be found throughout Venice, with a concentration in the areas where the four sestiere (districts) of San Polo, Castello and Cannaregio come together (near the Rialto bridge). ... Read more »