Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Starred couple dish up a cheese custard taster

When two London-based chefs heading up a two star Michelin restaurant are welcomed on stage for a cooking demo it’s time to grab a seat; I was there to look and learn.   So it was when husband and wife team Shauna (pictured above) and Mark Froydenlund, joint chef patrons at Marcus Wareing’s flagship restaurant […]

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Books & Films, Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, What's Happening

This Colombo chilli doesn’t need ‘just more thing’

So, when you invite a few friends around for a mid-week dinner in the middle of gloomy February, you might expect guests may offer a bottle of wine, a few bottles of beer, some flowers or even a chocolate selection to finish the evening off sweetly. But a tub of crème fraîche? Well, probably not. […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Citrus shines at Borough Market Cookbook Club

Asked to choose a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem book for a new cookbook club, I opted for Lemony Leek Meatballs, citrussy flavoured patties! Reasons why I choose that recipe, how I cooked it and what did I feel about using Ottolenghi’s and his foodie partner Sami Tamimi’s famed cookbook where to be shared amongst […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, United Kingdom

Choc master offers his tips for making flavoured caramel

Chocolate fans, expect to hear the name Barry Johnson a lot in the future. Barry, previously principal chocolatier at the mould breaking Rococo Chocolate and part of the Michelin Star winning brigade at the upmarket country house hotel Coworth Park in Berkshire, England is a well known name within his industry, and he’s is about […]

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Food & Drink, Norway, Norway, Recipes

Seasoning ending for Norwegian Skrei, cook with Michel Roux Jr

With only a few weeks left of the Skrie (a firm, fleshy white fish from the cod family) season, here’s a recipe created by chef Michel Roux jr (pictured below). Caught straight from the cold, clear waters of northern Norway, the Skreiseason runs between January and April. The cod spends most of its life in the […]

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Valentine’s Day sweet treats

With Valentine’s Day on February 14th approaching fast, here are a couple of ideas to treat that special person in your life with a sweet tooth. (with thanks to www.berryworld.com). Strawberry rose petal and pistachio pavlova This is a slight Middle Eastern take on  Lashings of sweetened cream flavoured with a dash of rose water, […]

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Books & Films, Food & Drink, What's Happening

Chop chop chop, taste taste taste

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School book did what it said on the cover strapline – show ‘How a Few Simple Lesson Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks’. Written by US author and Le Cordon Bleu cooking school alumni Kathleen Flinn, the book aims to help nine self confessed ‘hopeless’ cooks gain basic skills […]

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WIN a day cooking with Rosemary Shrager and California Prunes!

Whether it’s a gorgeously indulgent winter warmer or a tasty high-fibre snack for a healthy new you, California Prunes are rich and flavourful, healthy and nutritious – which means they are great in both gooey desserts and light healthy snacks? So, share a California prune-based recipe of your own design in one of two themes, […]

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Winter stew of Fenland celery, chorizo & cannellini beans

This winter warming dish uses Fenland celery, a delicious white crop which became the first English vegetable to earn Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the European Commission. The vegetable is grown using traditional celery methods in the rich peaty soil of the Fens across the east of England and harvested from October to December […]

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