August 14, 2016

An Epic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 30, 2016


The humble grilled cheese sandwich has been making a bit of a come back lately, with a number of street food traders popping up of late with various incarnations of this retro-comfort food classic.

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Love with a Raddish Kimchi – Mu Saengchae

March 8, 2015


I was approached by Mr G to assist with developing some fish finger sandwich concepts, with one particular sandwich drawing inspiration from the East, South-east Asia to be precise. For some inspiration, and to get into he right frame of mind, it was off to lunch at one of London’s premier modern Korean food restaurant with celebrity chef, […]

October – Is National Vegetarian Month…Apparently!

October 1, 2014


With ‘Stoptober‘ in full swing, the idea of abstaining from the evils of smoking and other such ailments, vegetarians are also celebrating! October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month, with World Vegan Day rounding out the month on the 1st November. Vegetarian Awareness Month was established by the North American Vegetarian Society […]

Halloumi stir-fry (vegetarian)

August 31, 2014


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


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 […]

The Ultimate Fish Pie

February 21, 2014


‘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 […]

Amazing Facts About Fish Fingers…

January 25, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]