We were fortunate enough to receive a sample of some of Mandira’s Kitchen Indian freezer meals last week and having had the chance to try them over the last few days, here’s what we thought. Mandira’s Kitchen, based in Surrey, offer hand made, small batch Indian meals prepared with fresh produce made to family recipes. These are then frozen and delivered to your door ready for eating right away or for storing in your freezer for up to 6 months. We went for the first option and pretty much ate them right away and we were glad we did as overall, they were lovely. Rather than try to write long…Read the full story
Another Christmas gift idea has been sent to us and one that will appeal to the Vegan curry lovers in your friends and family. Chilli No 5 describe this as “A revolutionary line of gourmet chilli sauces packed with superfoods”. The range launched on October 31st and “is offering food lovers a luxurious and healthy alternative to traditional hot sauces.” We’ve not tried any of them so can’t vouch for how they taste but it certainly sounds like an interesting choice of gift and gives you a wide selection of flavours. They also claim to be sustainable with recyclable and/or reusable packaging and refill pouches for those who would like to re-order. Their range…Read the full story
Not tried it and nothing to do with curry, but mixing two of my other favourite things, tea and whisky together has got to be a good thing. This must be just about the perfect gift for Christmas (and I hope my family is reading this). So Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh have produced a range of five teas, one for each of the five whisky producing regions of Scotland. Taking their inspiration from the different malt whisky flavours of each region they have created five new loose leaf teas. These are: Lowland Whisky Tea: a lime citrus and vanilla taste Campbeltown Whisky Tea: a chocolate and plum taste and a…Read the full story
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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…Read the full story
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