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 »

Tim Anderson’s Japaneasy

Tim Anderson's Japaneasy cookbook

Recently, I reviewed Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. Now I want to tell you about his previous title, Japaneasy. Stylistically – in voice and in approach – both cookbooks are stamped with the humour, personality, skill and enthusiasm of their author, so I’ll avoid duplicating my own equally enthusiastic approval of all four traits (warning: probably ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Cauliflower Katsu Curry

Cauliflower Katsu Curry Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky cooked and loved many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant to share three of Nicky’s favourite recipes from the book with you. Yesterday, we shared Tim’s Rough Night Rice. Today, we have a vegetarian katsu made with sliced cauliflower. 5 from 1 vote Caulflower Katsu Curry The ‘katsu’ ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Rough Night Rice

Rough Night Rice Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

In her review of Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy cookery book, Nicky shared her many cooking successes and identified some of her favourite recipes from the book. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we have three delicious recipes from the book to share with you. The first is this delicious Rough Night Rice, perfect hangover ... Read more »