A while ago a friend told me about Mapo Tofu. I hadn’t heard of it before, despite it being arguably the most popular dish in the Szechuan region of China. I’m always excited when I find a new exotic recipe on which I can put my own spin – especially one that [...]
A good friend of mine loves food puns. She doesn't even like normal puns that much. Just food puns. And I realised, while I was making this dish, that it happens to contain two ingredients that frequently feature in her puns. Puns that I've heard numerous times. I'll hear her familiar voice in my ear whenever I'm slicing a mushroom “ain't mushroom for more of them is there” followed by “I'm know I'm hilarious, you don't have to tell me, I'm just such a fun guy”. I'll receive a text later about how the elderly Italian chef 'pastaway'. *Groan*. [...]
One of the first dishes I made when I cut out meat from my diet was this braised mushroom ragu by Jules from The Stone Soup. Her sciencey approach appealed to me, and I was drawn in by the idea of a really slow-cooked meal that emulated cooking meat.
Today's recipe is my version of the above dish. Although I adored Jules' recipe - rich, concentrated, intense - I did feel there was room for improvement: both flavour-wise and for practicality [...]
I find myself eating miso soup on two occasions. One is when I'm feeling under the weather with a winter virus; when I was younger I'd eat chicken noodle soup, but now I find myself craving this. It's like a warm bath for your insides and feels like you're being thoroughly good to yourself. The second, more common, instance is if I'm after a light dinner, like when I know there's something delicious for dessert, or I've been too indulgent of late [...]
Recently I went to Dartmouth. Dartmouth is in Devon. Devon is on the south coast of England. I went there to stay with an equally foodie friend of mine and to chill out, enjoy the quaint village-y feel, and cook some tasty food. I'm not going to bore you with too many details of what I got up to, but I thought you would like to see some rather eerie photos that I took. Plus, I made up a dish that actually had one of my friends licking the bottom of the saucepan, so thought I'd share that with you too.
This is my first post which isn't 100% foodie, but I do think it will be enjoyable, so my advice would be make a cup of tea [...]