October is National Awareness Month! October 1, 2014

The Ultimate Fish Pie

February 21, 2014

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The Ultimate Fish pie

‘An old fashioned romance that will warm the cockles of your heart’ A traditional fish pie is usually made with a mixture of smoked and un-smoked fish in a white velouté or béchamel sauce made using the milk the fish was poached in. Prawns, peas and hard-boiled eggs are common additional ingredients used. Topped with […]

Halloumi stir-fry (vegetarian)

August 31, 2014

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Originally posted on The Swindian:
Last year, I went vegetarian for a month, which resulted in quite a few creative recipes. So this year, I decided to do the same, and the first new dish I made was this delicious halloumi stir-fry. I love halloumi, but normally I just fry up some slices and add it to…

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The Ultimate Guide to NOLA Cuisine

March 7, 2014

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New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. With bowls filled to the rim with gumbo, late nights in dark jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing […]

Amazing Facts About Fish Fingers…

January 25, 2014

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Fishfingers

As some of you may well know I have a penchant for fish finger sandwiches (or check out The Ultimate Fish Finger Sandwich). With  fish fingers being a key element of this culinary delight (…if I may call it that!), along with the project 2 Fingers now starting to take shape, here’s some fantastic fish finger […]

National Hot Dog Month…

July 10, 2013

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In honor of National Hot Dog Month, Applegate Farms recently sponsored a national survey, conducted by Toluna Omnibus, to better understand how people feel about what is in their hot dogs and what they put on them. While they found regional differences in what people like on their hot dogs, an overwhelming 77 percent of respondents […]

(Hot) Doggy Style

July 1, 2013

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The hot dog has stood the test of time, as a culinary favourite firmly establishing itself as an indulgent staple on the gastronomic landscape. With July being hailed as National Hot Dog Month, this month’s posts will be looking at the world of…(yes, you guessed it), hot dogs – in all their splendor! To get […]

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Cemita – The Ultimate Mexican Sandwich!

May 12, 2013

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Cemita - The Ultimate Mexican Sandwich!

No. 10 – The Cemita: Spanish for Big Mac? – “This sandwich, from the Mexican state of Puebla, joins the banh mi, cubano, and panino as part of our lunchtime canon”. (— A.K. Bon Apetite Magazine Jan 2013, What to Eat, Drink & Cook in 2013). The Cemita (also known, as ‘Cemita Poblana’ is a […]

“Nothing builds an intimate bond like a shared secret”

February 24, 2013

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Secret Menu Infographic

If the success of the food ‘pop-up’ shop phenomenon over the last year or so has taught us one thing, it’s that foodies love the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of being a part of anything that’s scarce, ‘underground’ or limited to the few. The secret menus craze began at US chain In-N-Out […]

Too Much of a Good Thing…Can be Wonderful!

October 6, 2012

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Chocolate Graffiti_Andrea Scher

Feed the chocoholic in you by paying homage to the cacao bean in all its celestial beauty. For over 2000 years chocolate has been celebrated in its many incarnations from cookies and cakes to beverages and body paint, chocolate has stood the test of time as one of our nation’s favourite indulgences. Etymologists trace the […]

Pork & Beans

September 4, 2012

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Honey Glazed Cajun Pork Belly with Stewed Red Beans_Ricky Panesar

Pork and beans has been a classic staple as a culinary dish in its own right. The recipe for typical American pork and beans varies considerably, but generally consists of navy beans stewed with pork or rendered pork fat. Although the time and place of the dish’s invention is unclear, it was well established in […]

Beefing Up: The Basics Of Beef

March 10, 2012

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This info-graphic from across the pond contains information about the health benefits of beef, and offers a simple breakdown of the different types of cuts you can buy at your local butcher, and some easy guides to shopping for beef. I find that guides like these can be really helpful for novice shoppers and seasoned pros alike […]

Winning Hearts & Minds – 10 Ways Restaurants are using Social Media

March 4, 2012

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Sociallybuzz

This ability to make the emotional case and win peoples’ hearts is to some extent the hospitality industry’s strategic ace card because it can be deployed as an effective ‘call to action’ (CTA); i.e. an opportunity for each site to corral audiences in to, and ultimately ‘finish the job’ of winning them over once they […]

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Buffalo Gives You Wings…A Retrospective

February 4, 2012

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Chicken wings have always been a popular choice whatever the occasion, with numerous ways of preparing, cooking and serving them; they are great for sharing, or as an indulgent snack on their own. Traditionally wings were usually used as scraps along with the back and neck parts of the chicken for stock pots, soups and […]

Would you be my American Boy…?

January 24, 2012

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Buttermilk_Pancakes_Ricky_Panesar

American style pancakes are a great alternative breakfast treat, whatever the weather. With cold dark winter mornings and the miserable weather we’ve been having of late, these light fluffy delicacies come up trumps every time. They are delicious served on their own with a dusting of icing sugar, however there are numerous other accompaniments you […]