Tag: olive oil

Courgette and Chestnut Mushroom Frittata
  Shaping up for summer is now entering the critical stages with the warm weather fast approaching. Here at Artisan Traveller we are looking to swing towards the healthier options when it comes to breakfast. This...
Pink Guava and Passion Fruit Ice Cream Bars
  More adventures using the unique flavours from Yee Kwan Ice Cream right here with these simple and tasty Sorbet Bars.  A quick mix of coconut, apricot, olive oil and pistachio creates the biscuit encasing the fruity sorbet. These bars are perfect to make in advance and will last a few...
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...

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...
Chin Chin Labs, Soho
Nitro-Ice cream isn’t just confined to the kitchens of Heston Blumenthal. This phenomenon is actually readily available to purchase on the streets of London. A company by the name of Chin Chin Labs Soho have a stall at Camden Lock dedicated to this new wave ice cream made by...

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8, London
Where in London can you get a three course lunch for £28 with a Michelin Star? The answer is this place, Kitchen W8. I’m a big fan of Phil Howard (previously of The Square, now Elystan Street) who part-owns Kitchen W8. Looking through the menu, you can see glimpses...
Cod with Wild Garlic
After a successful forage around Bradgate Park for those elusive Wild Garlic leaves, I had to come to a decision about what to make. Many recipes in my collection pair fish along with Wild Garlic so I had the idea of fish, vegetables and perhaps some Wild Garlic butter...
Home Cured Chorizo with Scallops
The kind folks at Spicely Does It have sent me a real artisan’s treat. A sausage making machine complete with the basis to bang out my own chorizo sausages - how exciting! The kit, first of all, is superb. A compact machine capable of grinding a coarse mince with...
Trofie Pasta with Genovese Pesto
This takes me back to my time in Liguria, Italy. In particular the city of Genoa, famous of course for it’s vibrant green pesto. Trofie also is a native pasta to the city and is unbelievably easy to make - have a go, you’ll love it!

Flatbread

flatbread
If you haven’t got hours to set aside to make bread, the good news is, you don’t need to! These flatbreads are done in under 30 minutes and go superbly well with greek style gyro’s or to serve simply with your favourite Indian, Mexican or Moroccan food - the...
Langoustine Tortellini with Basil and Parsley
This dish may look a bit fancy, that’s because it is! It’s well worth the effort of making fresh pasta, follow these steps and you won’t go far wrong, I promise! Fresh Langoustines are ideal for this dish but good quality frozen will do just fine. A perfect starter...