14 April 2013
21 March 2013
I first came across Tim Kinnaird and his macarons, at Creake Abbey farmers market. After a brief chat with the amiable Mr Kinnaird (one of the great things about farmers markets), my wife and I purchased some of his wares. The chocolate brownie was great but the macarons were exceptional. They make for a wonderfully delicate treat. Crisp yet yielding meringue, sandwiching a soft almond based filling. The flavours range from the slightly obscure green tea, to comforting creme brulee. We were instantly hooked and have bought them when ever we come across some. So imagine my delight when I found out the first shop was to open in Norwich.
12 March 2013
Is there anything more depressing to see on your plate, than some plain, over cooked, wishy washy cauliflower? The sort of gormless vegetable I was routinely forced to eat in the school canteen. They were water logged, mushy and smelt obnoxiously sulphurous. But cauliflower can be so much more. Who doesn't love cauliflower cheese? Swaddled in a rich, cheesy bechamel, then baked until crisp and brown, the humble cauliflower is transformed into a classic comforting side dish or meal.
26 February 2013
I post this whilst lying in bed with a sickness bug. I couldn't even bring myself to think about food yesterday, let alone eat any. Today, I'm tentatively easing myself back in, eating dry pitta and torturing myself by watching food related youtube videos. Like this one above.
If you haven't read Heat by the American author Bill Buford, I recommend you do. The star of the book is Dario Cecchini, the Dante reciting, Tuscan butcher. If there is a butcher in the world with as much passion, I'd love to meet him/her.
20 February 2013
18 February 2013
7 February 2013
Although it has become more difficult, I try to visit London as often as possible. And as you will probably have guessed, the day usually revolves around what and where we are going to eat. Last Friday, 1st of Feb, I spent a day eating and drinking in London with my brother. This is where we went.