Friday, 29 December 2017

Nordic Food at Rok Smokehouse & Bar


I hadn't been to Spitalfields Market in a while, but when I went back a few weekends ago, I happened on loads of new food stalls. At least, they were new to me. One of them was a food stall run by Rök Smokehouse & Bar. They've got two proper restaurant locations in London; one in Upper Street and one in Shoreditch. Their menu is influenced by old Nordic cooking techniques and they specialise in cured and brined meat dishes which are all cooked on fire and most of them are accompanied by fermented and pickled side dishes. Heart warming dishes for winter weather like duck pate with knackebrod, pork with carawaykraut and pigeon with Jerusalem artichokes.




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Indian Food at Cinnamon Bazaar

The Spanish are not the only ones to do tapas. It so happens that Indian cuisine offers little sharing platters as well, except they're called chaats. This weekend I tried some of these Indian style tapas at Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden.

Indian Food at Cinnamon Bazaar



Saturday, 22 July 2017

Where to Eat in Biarritz


When it rains in Biarritz (and it does that a lot) you eat. And that is pretty much what I did when I spent a weekend on the French Atlantic coast a few weeks ago.

My flight from Gatwick was so early, that I found myself having breakfast in Biarritz at ten in the morning. I found a fresh and modern looking brasserie called La Coupole right by the bus stop where the airport shuttle had dropped me and wandered in for a typically French croissant, baguette and cafe au lait breakfast.

Where to eat in Biarritz


Monday, 13 February 2017

Learn to Cook and Eat the Caribbean Way


So far I've been eating and blogging about ethnic restaurants here in London, but I hadn't really tried my hand at making it myself. Last weekend though, I was invited to Angella's Kitchen supper club cooking class.

The event was held at Battersea's London Kitchen Project which helps budding chefs getting started in the food industry.

Learn to Cook and Eat the Caribbean Way

Monday, 6 February 2017

Low FODMAP at Sezamee


Just a heads up, this post is not about ethnic food as such, but about Low Fod Map Food at Sezamee. The owner of Sezamee is from Turkey, so there is the ethnic angle if you want. The owner is also a friend of mine, and a little bit of blog support is never a bad thing, right?

So what is Low FODMAP food, you ask?

FODMAP stands for Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. In other words, they are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives. So think fructose, fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides, lactose and polyols like sorbitol and mannitol.

Low FODMAP at Sezamee