It’s a good question. I’m off to Thailand for some sun, relaxation and fun – and eating of course. I’m not sure I’m going to drink bear bile, or drink ...
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One thing I don’t think anyone can argue with is whether the Greeks know vegetarian food. Greece is one of my favourite places in the world to visit, and both times I’ve been I swelled up to the size of a beach-ball what with all the ‘sampling’ of Hellenic foods. Last time I went to […]
I love a good tart, me (said the actress to the bishop). Sweet baby leeks are appearing in our local fresh food market – proof that autumn is properly upon us – and I was feeling all inspired by a pretty phenomenal sweet potato, spinach and ricotta quiche earlier in the day. Nothing like two […]
It seems that for every great bruschetta out there, there’s 10 that are crap. This includes, of course, the version called ‘blue shitter’ that I spotted on a menu in Thailand. Along with most pizza and pasta I just don’t understand how we get it so wrong. Italians are purists who love simplicity and minimal […]
Congee is a common breakfast dish across Asia. It offers all the carbohydrate and protein one needs for the day, delivering the same soothing satisfaction as our western porridge. Congee is a dish that varies from country to country, province to province, and there as many variations as there are families who make it. I’ve […]
If I had to pick a favourite season for Thai curries it would have to be autumn. It’s not so cold I want to carb up, and it’s not so hot that raw vegetables are all I could be bothered preparing. This Penang style curry sits perfectly between these two states. Thai curries are really […]
No matter the season or temperature, barbecue chicken is always a cozy, homely treat for friends and family. This is one of my tried and true, no fail recipes, and it’s a cinch to make. I freely admit that this dish is one of the main reasons I can’t turn vegetarian. Couscous is perfect stuffing […]