TIPS AND HINTS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDIAN COOKING

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SPICES AND HOW TO USE THEM FOR SUCCESSFUL INDIAN COOKING   There is no doubt that Indian food is still Britain’s most popular along with Chinese and Thai.  The insatiable appetite for spicy food seems to be increasing among all age groups.  A breath-taking range of food, with very clear regional differences, makes Indian cuisine a multi-dimensional tapestry which is as rich as it is colourful and as intoxicating as inimitable.   Spices are the blood in the veins of … Read More

EXOTIC AND UNUSUAL VEGETABLES EXPLAINED

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VEGETABLES, EXOTIC AND UNUSUAL , THEIR ORIGINS AND NUTRITIONAL VALUES In recent years, vegetables have become increasingly popular.  We are now well informed and, as a result, more aware of the benefits of vegetables and, furthermore, many people have chosen to become totally vegetarians.  The fear of heart disease and other problems associated with regular consumption of animal fat, vegetables have moved to the centre of the culinary stage.  As well as the regular vegetables on our market stalls and … Read More

COOKERY MASTERCLASS WITH MRIDULA

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  Discover real flavours of India with Mridula Baljekar, award-winning Indian chef and cookbook author, who has come to international acclaim with her books and TV shows.  Mridula will show you how to make exotic and delicious dishes from her world award-winning books. You will be able to buy Mridula’s books at a special price signed by her.   Classes are on Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm, fee £75 per person per session payable at time of booking.  All … Read More

CURRY FOR CHANGE CHARITY FUNDRAISER

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  Find Your Feet and Health Poverty Action are the UK charities behind Curry for Change. Together they work in 19 countries around the world helping vulnerable families to start building a future free from hunger and poverty. One in nine people around the world suffer from chronic hunger because they don’t have enough to eat all year round. We believe this can and will change – which is why we’re hosting a series of cookery masterclasses with renowned chefs.  Award-winning … Read More

IN PRAISE OF MOTHER INDIA

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  I thought it was high time that I wrote a little piece about India on my blog; a country where I was born and has enriched my life in a way that I never imagined possible. Having grown up with parents who had an enormous appetite for good food and our family dining table we always attractively laid out with colourful food ranging from the simplest to the most luxurious.  However, what I didn’t know until later was just … Read More

BEAUTIFUL IBIZA AND MY MOST ENJOYABLE COOKING EXPERIENCE

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My four wonderful days in Ibiza I was able to experience the amazing food, wine, fresh produce, seafood and most importantly, lovely islanders because of two important friends, Piotr Sadowski and Glen Dixon.  They were very kind, hospitable and generous.  They collected me from the airport and drove to their beautiful villa in  to the village of Santa Gertrudis.  After a wash and change we drove to San Lorenzo where another dear friend Heike Fischer, had reserved a table for … Read More

The Piper, Peascod Street, Windsor

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  I walked into this new establishment, The Piper on a sunny Monday lunchtime in my home town Windsor .  I had been curious as the previous business, known as the Junction, had sold and the place was vacant for months. The interior had been very tastefully refurbished and the bar was impressive. Beautiful artwork adorned the walls and there were interesting books for sale, the proceeds of which went to charity.   I was with a friend and, as it … Read More

ATLANTIC CANADA SEAFOOD SHOWCASE AT BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD SCHOOL

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Atlantic Canada Seafood Showcase I was fortunate to have been invited to the famous Billingsgate Seafood School who were hosting The Atlantic Canada Seafood Showcase on 30th April 2018.  It was one of the most interesting and fascinating workshops I attended in a long time.  As a seafood lover I was all enthused and not disappointed for one minute throughout the day.  It was informative, educating and extremely interesting and fun with a huge variety of wonderful seafood, their exact … Read More

Spicy cooking made quick and easy by T & G Woodware, Bristol

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T & G Woodware have been providing high quality kitchen equipment and gadgets since 1975.  Now their Spice Grind mills have been given a more modern look.  Not only are they colourful, but they also grind whole spices quickly and efficiently just like you would grind whole peppers through your pepper mill!  Indian spices give you the best flavours when ground freshly just before cooking and this can be a chore.  Grinding spices is now at your fingertips!  You will … Read More

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