Tequila and Mezcal Fest 2015 preview

tequila and mezcal fest 2015

Mexico! what come to mind when you think of Mexico. I think of Fiestas, bright colours, lively music, Mayan ruins, hot chillis, chocolate and amazing food with lots of zingy flavours. This month in London, Tequila Fest hits town again, bigger and better than last year. There will be lots of workshops on Tequila and Mezcal, tastings, Mexican food, music and culture. Here is a quick preview of what’s going… [Read More]

Greek Style Lamb Burgers using Welsh Lamb

welsh lamb burgers - Greek style

Greek Style Lamb Burger Recipe with organic Welsh Lamb. Relive those idylic Greek holidays and add some wow to your BBQ parties with this quick and tasty lamb burger recipe. You can use pitta bread or brioche rolls, then dress it up in style.

Sunday Selection – Odysea, Pimento and Premier Estate Wines

odysea greek products

This week – reviews of delicious Greek dolmades from Odysea Artisanal Greek and Mediterranean products, a spicy chilli infused ginger drink – Pimento and Premier Estate Wines’ summer selection.

Underwhelming Xi’an Impression Holloway N7

Xi'an beef burger with special sauce

One of the delights of eating out in London is discovering new cuisines. A Chinese Chef friend of mine insisted that we try this new place in Holloway, Xi’an Impression. He doesn’t usually steer me wrong so we trotted off there one evening. It’s a tiny restaurant with about 30 seats, directly facing the front steps of the Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal Football club. It was busy and… [Read More]

Lemon and Clotted Cream Scones

Mini Lemon Scones iwth Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd

Scones are my favourite afternoon tea treat. Here is an easy recipe for Mini Lemon and Clotted Cream Scones. Using lemon zest to flavour the scones and topped with lemon curd and clotted cream. Serve this with a pot of loose leaf tea served in bone china cups. Perfect.

Sunday Selection: Big Fish Brand Salmon, Manomasa Chips

Manomosa chips

The Big Fish Brand – Ready To Cook Salmon Fillets A lot of my friends are afraid of cooking fish. It baffles me. Fish is quick and easy to cook and so full  of Omega 3. I was recently introduced to this company that does ready seasoned, ready to cook Salmon. Just pick your favourite flavour, cook it for about 10-15 minutes and serve it with your favourites salad or… [Read More]

Bruce Bogtrotter’s Rich Chocolate Cake #MatildaBakeOff

A slice of Bruce Bogtrotters chocolate cake

Who is this Bruce Bogtrotter you ask. If you did, you probably did not read Roald Dahl’s book called Matilda. Bruce is a boy  in Matilda’s class who got caught eating the headmistress’ chocolate cake. As a punishment, he was forced to eat the whole cake in front of the class. This cake has been made famous in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Matilda is about a young girl who loves to read…. [Read More]

Smith and Whistle Cocktail Bar at the Park Lane Hotel

Smith and Whistle Cocktails

Mayfair has many little jewels that are not on everyone’s usual going out list. Step away from the crowded West End and take a breather from the uber hip Shoreditch and try out this new bar in the Park Lane Hotel instead. Smith and Whistle is the new cocktail bar in Mayfair, newly rebuilt at the front of the Park Lane Hotel. Named after 2 fictional characters, Detective Inspector Smith… [Read More]

Prawn Quinoa Risotto or Quinotto – Cooking Peruvian with Encona Sauces

Prawn with Aji Amarillo Quinotto Encona Sauces Peruvian Cooking

Peruvian food has been one of the new favourite cuisines in London in the last 2 years. I have had a several Peruvian meals but still don’t really have a good grasp of the identity of the cuisine. Quite a few of their more popular dishes like Lomo Saltado is a fusion Peruvian Chinese dish, a result of the mass immigration from the Far East in the last 2 centuries…. [Read More]

Zingy Luxardo Cocktails at Obica Soho

luxardo cocktails at obica

Luxardo hosted a really fun evening of cocktails paired with some superior Italian plates at the Obica Mozzarella Bar on Poland Street. Luxardo’s Brand ambassador “G” Franklin was mixing up some truly inventive cocktails. Luxardo started off making their renowned Maraschino Cherry Liquer in 19C which is still being produced to the original recipe from 1821. The 6th generation of the family now make a range of Italian liquers in their… [Read More]

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