February 22nd, 2012
Matcha CrÃ¨me BrulÃ©e @The London Foodie
Supperclub, 30-35 pounds per head, BYO Â
I admittedly got a bit tired of supperclubs of late. Â However, when I learned that the lovely Luiz aka The London Foodie had ditched his high flying city career to devote himself fully to cooking, nothing could hold me back.
Luiz spent a few months last autumn in Japan to deepen his already profound understanding of Japanese cuisine. Â In London, he found a mentor in Reiko, the lady who does wonderful Japanese cooking classes in London and also has her own cook book. Read more... (866 words, 16 images, estimated 3:28 mins reading time)
February 19th, 2012
I always thought making Tarte Tatin, Â the famous French tarte invented by the Tatin sisters in the late 19th century, would be very difficult. Â It is however surprisingly easy and I succeeded in my first attempt making this beautiful caramelly dessert bliss. Â I don’t think there is any other dessert with minimal preparation effort that will result in so much happiness of your dinner guests.
I got a lot of guidance from Felicity Cloake’s how to cook perfect tarte tatinÂ and added my own touch. Read more... (453 words, 8 images, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
February 11th, 2012
Serve topped with Pomegranate Seeds
This is an excellent dish for leftovers to be taken into work the next day. Â In addition, it works as a starter, a main or a side dish, very volatile indeed! Â What I love about it is that it’s so fresh and healthy while it fills you up at the same time. Â For me it’s the perfect dish to combat the winter blues with someÂ MediterraneanÂ flavours and vibrant colours. Read more... (391 words, 4 images, estimated 1:34 mins reading time)
February 5th, 2012
Spicy Indian Popcorn
This weekend I spent at home, having a beautiful and highly recommended date with The Killing DVD box set. Â Caught between subtitles, unsmiling Danish faces, intrigue, murder, thick knitted jumpers and funny Scandinavian names, I suddenly felt the urge for popcorn. Â I craved not the normal kind of popcorn, but a healthy, non-greasy variant with exotic spices and I came across this intriguing sounding recipe of Curry Popcorn. Â I adapted it a bit and called it Spicy Indian Popcorn (as I don’t think it tastes very much of curry). Read more... (376 words, 4 images, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
February 4th, 2012
Hearts and more Hearts @ Hotel Chocolate
There we go again. Â Another year has passed and here we have another occasion to disappoint your partner with a bad present, a rubbish restaurant (or no restaurant at all because you have been too late and everything is booked out) or wilting flowers. Read more... (430 words, 6 images, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
February 2nd, 2012
My first attempt of making pasta
I have to apologise to my readers who are actually in possession of Ottolenghi‘s earthshatteringly wonderful cookery book Plenty (probably most of you) and who must be very bored by me currently obsessing about this book.
But let me tell you – I am in love and here the reasons why this recipe collection stole my heart like none before. Read more... (884 words, 4 images, estimated 3:32 mins reading time)