Yes, after a recent post about foods people don’t like, it seemed only fair to look at food which we simply cannot do without.
My kitchen always has a good selection of vegetables in stock (or being turned into stock ;) ), but there is one type of vegetable which if I don’t have then "kitchen, we have a problem".
The humble onion is … [Read More...]
It’s not every day that one of the world’s most vibrant and famous food markets goes on tour! In fact it is the first time that market stall holders from The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria – better known just as La Boqueria – have come to London from Barcelona.
For 3 days this weekend part of the Southbank was turned into a mini La … [Read More...]
The ice cream van has arrived…yes that great institution is back for the summer. At least it is down my street. Have you seen or heard one yet?
That unmistakable plinky-plonky music takes you back to another world and instantly gets you excited…even as a grown up!
This particular van wittily plays the Monty Python theme (as a child my … [Read More...]
I got a bit of a gripe today. When I go out for a nice meal, the type where you have got dressed up and are rather excited about as opposed to the one where you can’t be bothered to cook at home, I like to have a few more than my usual courses. It is a treat after all.
At dessert time even though I am full I have usually a few days before in … [Read More...]
Back when Wimpy was a fixture on almost every high street in the UK, their tagline was “the home of the hamburger”. This was a time when McDonalds was a distant dream for most of us, and nobody had even thought of putting the words “burger” and “gourmet” together.
Wimpy is not a fast food chain, nor is it a true café. Rather it’s … [Read More...]
Is there a taste you hate? Personally I only have one thing I cannot abide and that is capers.
We all have preferences, likes and dislikes of whole taste ranges, but these can usually be balanced out by something else. For example I don’t really like the “bitter” taste of Grapefruit, but simply sprinkle some sugar on and I suddenly … [Read More...]
I love chorizo! Good chorizo, that is, with lots of flavour and none of the gristly bits of the poorer quality ones! This is a yummy rich stew which is ready in about 20 mins. I like it on it's own but it's good on a base of couscous, saffron flavoured rice or quinoa too. Make sure you buy all natural chorizo without artificial flavours or … [Read More...]