Poppies fish and chips, a naughty lunch, but what else are Fridays for? (review)

Poppies fish and chips, a naughty lunch, but what else are Fridays for?

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Lunch at Pilpel, Spitalfields Market (review)

I’m going to mix things up a bit. It’s dawned on me that I can’t afford to eat out at restaurants all the time, I mean that was a pretty stupid of me. Who starts a blog about food only to realise one of the key things they’d write about involved spending quite a bit…

Truly authentic and mouth watering evening at Theo’s (review)

I popped over to Camberwell again last night, following another food related recommendation for a great spot to grab a pizza. The thing with pizza is that it’s almost impossible to make one that tastes bad, but it’s really hard to make one that tastes truly authentic and super delicious, with so few ingredients. If you ever…

A delicious bowlful of Northern China at Silk Road (review)

London; a place that knows how to empty your bank account, but a place where you can get your hands on just about anything. Don’t worry, nothing silly, this is a food blog. Calm down. I’ve just moved to an area north of Peckham, a vibrant and multicultural place with loads of amazing undiscovered, and…

Dinner at The Palm (review)

I’ve been a bit quiet the past few days. Sorry about that. You were probably relieved though. The last few days have just been spent trying to cram my life into a couple of suit cases to up sticks and move to a city called London. Oh yeah, sorry, this is a food blog, not a…

Quick and tasty summery chicken pasta (concoction)

Short on time, ingredients and just fancy a quick bowlful of Italian flavours after work? This might be the one for you. I’m obsessed with pasta, I’d have it every day if my waistline didn’t argue against it. If you don’t go too overboard with portion sizes, it’s really not that bad – opting for…

Homestyle chicken curry (recipe)

This is a staple of mine and one of the first curries I learnt cooked from scratch. There’s quite a bit of prep for this, but it’s worth it, trust me. Once you nailed this a few times, you’ve got the foundation for loads of other curries. Curries are a chance to be quite experimental with…

Cake. Victoria Sponge (recipe)

You weren’t expecting that were you? Me neither. Basically, I learnt this recipe a while ago, and it makes for a pretty damn fine Victoria sponge. It’s really easy and hard to forget once you’ve done it a couple of times. Now you don’t need to go to to the supermarket, buy a shop-cake, take…

Warming lamb and apricot Persian stew (recipe)

Get the book ‘Persiana’. It’s such a great source for loads of dishes with a Middle Eastern twist. Getting to grips with such big flavours is so satisfying and paves the way for cooking and trying a load of other worldly cuisines. I made a spiced lamb and apricot stew a couple of weeks back…

Super food curried chicken (recipe)

If you don’t cook many curries, or aren’t familiar with the kinds of herbs, spices and flavours that go into such things, this is a great intro. It’s really simple, tastes amazing and there’s virtually no tidying up. How about that? Excuse the picture by the way, it doesn’t really do it much justice… If you’re used…

Ribs, ribs and ribs (review)

Amsterdam, what a great city. Aside from the obvious distractions and scope for indulgence, there are loads of fascinating hidden gems all over the place. Whether you’re going to ‘drink coffee’, see the cultural sights or just potter around for a few days you’ll have a great time. I’m just going to talk about one…

Exquisite lunch at The Woodspeen, Newbury (review)

Okay, you’ve just seen one of the rarest looking steaks on earth. Yes, I am still alive, this was over 3 months ago and my heart is still beating and I’m okay… I think. If you’re going to order a great cut of steak (fillet in this case) the rarer the better – that’s my…