Tag: garlic

Floyd on France: Gigot de Lotte
While sitting in isolation, the brain doth tick. My cookery books are out and old series of classic shows are playing continuously on the laptop. One of the very best is ‘Floyd on France’ starring Keith Floyd touring the various acclaimed food regions of France. 
Coronavirus Isolation Recipes: Chilli Paneer
Diwali is a huge event in my home city of Leicester. Some of the largest celebrations outside of India take place in the streets around the Belgrave Gate and Melton Road areas. One of my favourite street foods during this time is Chilli Paneer.
Coronavirus Isolation Recipes: Beef Noodles
My last holiday finished up in Taipei, Taiwan. It was in this city that I fell in love with the national dish. Beef Noodles. Near enough every restaurant sells this dish across the city and many tourists flock to Taipei to sample a bowl. 
How to make Duck Confit at Home
Last year I was meandering around a Parisian market in Saint Germain. The clientele at this market were virtually all French as many tourists opt for the Aligre a little further north of the Seine. Small stalls set up selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, fish,...
The Maharaja's Retreat Nottingham
The Calcutta Club is a restaurant in Nottingham that has been on our radar for a while now. Due to the insane popularity of this restaurant, the owners have had to open a new place. The brand new Maharaja’s Retreat sits just a few doors down on...

Fischmarkt, Hamburg

Fischmarkt Hamburg
Never in my life have I set an alarm for 6.30am to attend a market. Nor have I ever set an alarm for 6.30am to attend a live music gig. Incredibly, on a Sunday of all days, this is a common theme across Hamburg.

Pho, Leicester

I cast my mind back to the opening of Pho in Leicester. A queue stretched as far back as the high street from Shires Lane with expectant diners eagerly anticipating free pho for the opening day. Since then, Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’ or ‘faaah’ if you’re Keith Floyd) has been...
Venison with Chocolate Sauce
A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range are truly unique in the sense that each bar contains a superfood, meaning that the chocolate is a lot better for you than most. I...

Chicken Satay Recipe

Pip and Nut Satay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=N9Q9C6bdSoE In the above video, I mentioned that I was sent a few products from Pip and Nut to try. Pip and Nut are a company specialising in all things nut related, encouraging customers to get creative in the kitchen - I was more than up for that challenge.   I...

Gandarias Jatetxea

Gandarias Jatetxea, San Sebastian
If you have caught the episode of ‘Munchies’ on Youtube where a group of Basque chef’s drag a young reporter around the bars of San Sebastian, you may have heard of Gandarias Jatetxea. Irene, the reporter, ended up losing her battle with Txakoli wine that night. However, we fared...
Coq au Riesling
You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and goats cheese salad starter it seemed rude not to have a go at a main course. Once again my mind ticked over with thoughts of what could I make...
Le Marche Couvert, Colmar
Colmar does feel like a market town. As we strolled through the town’s enchanting web of cobbled streets, we came across a rather unique market containing livestock and products that the majority of that livestock were destined to end up as. If the cute bunnies and quacking ducks are...