Food always tastes best when eaten in season. Nowadays, we’re so spoiled with being able to eat worldwide ingredients at anytime of the year, from watermelon in winter to squash in summer. However, not only is seasonal produce better tasting, it’s better for us nutritionally, being ripe and fully developed. It’s also cheaper due to… Continue reading Pete’s blitzed broad beans on Kim’s sourdough toast
Don’t you just love free food? Even better if it’s organic, fresh and in season! Between March and May, wild garlic can be found in deciduous wood areas (or unwanted in overgrown gardens!) and can be picked, either just from the bottom of the stem to capture the lush leaves or from the root as… Continue reading Ways with wild garlic
I really used to hate steaks. So chewy and boring to eat. And always over-cooked (sorry mum). Then I became friends with my butcher (a good tip- they know their stuff!) and asked for a flat-iron steak (also known as a feather blade steak). He went out the back and had to cut it from… Continue reading Get to know your butcher: the humble flat-iron steak.
Walking back home after morning class, I was craving some Korean food and I knew I had just made some soda bread that needed eating. Cooking is about using what you have and putting things together to come up with something tasty. I don’t think you should just go and buy a lot of… Continue reading Tuna kimchee soda toasts
The day finally came. After days of waiting, listening to festive tunes, writing letters to Santa, carol singing, partying and feasting… Christmas Day arrived. For most Brits, this is probably the biggest day on the culinary calender and the most anticipated meal of the year. It comes with days of preparation; ordering the bird, preparing… Continue reading A festive feast.
What on earth is that? Yea, I just went all Japanese on you. This one was inspired by a dish I recently had at a Japanese party. I was in food heaven. Basically, it’s mixed sushi in a bowl (no need for rolling!) You just grab a piece of seaweed, lay on a spoonful of… Continue reading Gomokuzushi
Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself. That’s always my attitude to food anyway. This little ciabatta was just waiting to get stuffed with goodness for me to enjoy. And it enjoy it I did. Right. What will I do with you? Good ingredients always help. And this cheese is rocking my world right now with… Continue reading Not your average sarnie.