The Truckle Cheese Co. asked us to review three of their chutneys and give our verdict so after receiving their samples, we sat down in the office to give them a try. It was an eclectic mix, and the six judges had varying degrees of chutney expertise from the “I eat it with everything” to the “not really a chutney person”. Armed with some popadoms rather than their cheese suggestions, we gave them a whirl and here’s what we thought. The scores were a little varied, ranging from fantastic to, it’s very sweet… Chilli and Pineapple – 10/10 The undisputed champion. An excellent balance between sweetness of the pineapple with…Read the full story
There are plenty of recipe books available today but it’s always great to receive a new one, so when my son got me a copy of Fresh India by Meera Sodha, it was top marks to him. This is a brilliant vegetarian recipe book and although I am not a vegetarian I have always enjoyed “no meat” dishes and Indian food presents you with a huge variety of extremely tasty choices. I also like to read a recipe book, not just flick a specific page, so it’s always nice when the author has taken the trouble to expand the contents over and above the recipe pages themselves and Meera has…Read the full story
We’ve just made a donation and got our copy of Community Comfort and you should too. For a small (or big) donation – it’s your choice – you get 100 great recipes covering breakfast, soups, meat dishes, veggie dishes, you name it they’ve got it covered. And this isn’t some poorly put together back of a cigarette packet recipe book either. First impressions are excellent, nice photos, well laid out, clear recipes and wow what a choice. 140 pages of wonderfullness to try from some brilliant chefs, both professional and home based. I am particularly looking forward to having a bash at the Swahili Pilau Rice because that just sounds…Read the full story
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There seems to be a new recipe book published every day at the moment as we all turn ourselves into culinary wizards, or not, depending on your dedication to the kitchen.
Perhaps this is the influence of Bake Off and Master Chef, but either way I have invested in a few of the latest Indian recipe books and will review them over the next few weeks to let you know if, in my opinion, they’re any good or not for the average amateur chef.Read the full story