From Mamushka to Kaukasis

The cookbook world can be a hectic one. It seems that every week there’s a New! Shiny! thing exploding on to our shelves and Kindles, each chef or cook with something to say about their own food, stuffed chock full of ridiculously pretty photos and sparkles.Many of these books also make the food seem almost …

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Carrot, Fig and Walnut Muffins

  This is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe. It’s the sweet potato muffins from a few weeks ago, but changed around a bit. This whole thing can be done in the food processor. 400g carrots – don’t bother peeling, but wash if grubby, obviously. 200g demerara sugar (original recipe asked for 400g, just not …

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La Porte des Indes–Masterclass

Warning: picture heavy post! I have a love affair with Indian food. I grew up in a multicultural part of London, and almost all of my friends were Indian, but from very different areas, and so I grew up eating the most wonderful foods. Amazing Gujarati vegetable dishes,  zingy Punjabi stews and keema with peas, …

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Baking Challenge with Tesco Real Food

I was recently invited to attend a baking event, courtesy of Tesco Real Food, via my esteemed chum, Kavita of Kavey Eats. The baking event took place alongside Tesco’s Real Food Baking Challenge, so have a go at that! “Our Real Food Baking Challenge is running for six weeks until 21st October. We're asking customers …

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A Mango Masterclass at Suda Thai, Covent Garden.

My lovely friend Kavey gets invited to a fair few things and, I’m very happy to say, sometimes I get to go along too! Recently we were lucky to be able to attend a Mango Masterclass at Suda Thai, a chic – but not too chi-chi – restaurant in Slingsby Place, just off St Martin’s …

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Stir Wars

…there was a Twitter exchange. Out of this Twitter exchange arose a  misunderstanding, and from that misunderstanding there came the mighty, unstoppable force that is… Four heroes worked long and hard to make this dream a reality. They talked, they cooked, they baked, they experimented and they fought off weariness and illness until finally, overcoming …

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The Marvellous, Non-Mechanical Food Urchin Supper Club!

Venue: Food Urchin TowersAddress: Only the people in the know need to know.Food: Mediterranean influenced, tasty meat based dinner. Also bloody gorgeous, that's what. Sometimes I feel like a real food blogger. Only sometimes, mind, as most of the time, when I haven't updated at all due to Life, or I'm not feeling the passion, …

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