Magners sponsored BBQ Champ kicks off on ITV

Magners BBQ Champ Mark Blatchford

Tired of cooking shows? Here is a similar cooking competition format focussed on BBQs, using clever ways to cook over wood, fire and charcoal, BBQ Champ sponsored by Irish Cider company Magners. They don’t use just any BBQ, no gas is allowed anywhere, just wood and charcoal. BBQ has caught on in a massive way in London in the last couple of years. The UK is the fifth largest BBQ… [Read More]

Wine Tasting with Oz Clark at Celebrity Cruises’ Lawn Club Popup for #LondonWineWeek

Celebrity Cruises Lawn Club

During the recent London Wine Week, Celebrity Cruises hosted a wine tasting event with Oz Clark. He picked a selection from the 500 wines available from the Celebrity wine library and took the group on a tasting journey. Oz is a very funny speaker and he brought a new appreciation to the wines we tasted. The event was set up like a picnic to emulate the Lawn Club that is… [Read More]

15 things you need to know about frozen foods

ice pizzeria London

Frozen food is often ignored but sometimes you will find it more nutritious, more convenient to have at home, there is less wastage and you can have food out of season.

Cook Healthy with LV= Lovelife

LV Lovelife Chicken Noodle Broth

Learning to cook healthier dishes is always of interest. At this Healthy Asian cookery class with LV= we were shown a few very tasty and quick Asian recipes. All the recipes are quite easy to put together and full of flavour. It might be healthy but it is still tasty and fills you up too. Ken was our instructor for the night and he demonstrated some knife skills techniques and… [Read More]

EBLEX Simon Difford Canape and Cocktail Pairing

Diffords Guide to Cocktails

Cocktail and food paring – the key is quality ingredients and simplicity. Cocktail Maestro Simon Difford was asked by Eblex the organisation for the English beef and sheep industry to pair canapés with drinks for a showcase event in London. Canapes and cocktails were as simple, and as delicious, as roast beef atop a muffin buttered with hummous matched with a classic Bloody Mary. Miniature beef tarts with white bean puree… [Read More]

9 Superfoods for a Super 2015

"Grüner Tee, Matcha" by Koumei Matcha - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons -,_Matcha.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Gr%C3%BCner_Tee,_Matcha.jpg

They say “you are what you eat”, so stock your cupboards full of these delicious superfoods in 2015 and you’ll be feeling super too!

Chinese New Year Party Inspirations

Tea Smoked Duck with Spiced Plum Sauce (15)

This year is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat as the word in Chinese is used interchangeably.) The lunar new year falls on 19 February 2015 and will be celebrated with the usual abundance of fabulous food, noisy fire crackers, family time and lots of parties. The very supersitious Chinese Community usually seek out geomancers and astrologers to chart their year before they take any major business decisions. Aspects… [Read More]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thanks for reading my blog this year. Looking forward to a very exciting, fun and delicious 2015!

Christmas Gift Guide for Gourmets

lakeland hamper

Thinking of original and interesting gifts for gourmets is not easy. There are so many things to choose from and every year, there are so many new products to confuse you further. Here is an edit of some lovely food and drink gift ideas for Christmas. Dazzle your guests with a Luxury Cheese Selection from Paxton and Whitfield. If you pop into the shop they can help you pick some… [Read More]

Taste of Korea launches in New Malden

Taste of Korea Tesco New Malden

Last week, this ‘Taste of Korea’ was launched at the Tesco in New Malden. Several aisles were filled with Korean food products and they had some tastings of some of the more popular dishes. This is an annual event for promoting great Korean foods to UK and European markets, which supported by Embassy of South Korea. This event will be focused in providing most popular Korean foods in Taste of… [Read More]

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