The michelada is summer 2013 obsession of mine. Why have a beer when you can transform it into a spicy, refreshing, healthy (yeah right) michelada at the shake of a tabasco bottle.
Category Archives: Recipes
Making rendang is not difficult, but it takes precisely 60 times as long to cook it as it does to eat it (yes, I timed and calculated that). Not the best cooking–eating time ratio. I overcame hunger by popping out for battered sausage and chips (bad planning)… and the rendang made for a lovely Monday packed lunch instead.
Three weeks in Argentina whetted my appetite for alfajores. 6 months later, I decided to throw lots of ingredients into a bowl in the hope that they resembled ice cream made in the style of an alfajor – and I think it kinda worked.
As one of my favourite countries in the world, it’s about time I wrote something about Sri Lanka. I spent 3 months there is 2007 – my Mum, concerned that I wouldn’t be eating properly, sent me off with 100 vitamin tablets, and I came back having gained half a stone.
Carrying a large terracotta tagine on an aeroplane in hand luggage is no mean feat. Especially when accompanied by a medium-sized decorative tagine, an array of mini tagines (notice a theme here), a ceramic drum/tamtam, a huge serving bowl and six pudding bowls…
I think we have already established I love Israeli food, and not just because of Yotam Ottolenghi. Shakshouka was my first meal after touching down in Tel Aviv, and it remained my favourite throughout my whole time in Israel.
I am a massive fan of pastry (I am Northern, after all), so you can imagine my delight when I discovered that pies are everywhere in Argentina (and other South American countries) in the form of an empanada.
Working in a North Indian restaurant in Edinburgh during my student days, I battled the infamous Scottish wind and rain to get to work, to be welcomed with a cup of sweet masala tea…
Motivated not by a trip to Mexico (although I have been) but by night out in London, I decided to make spicy black bean quesadillas!