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SWEET AND SOUR TOFU Recipe by Romy Gill from the book Zaika I have never been a great fan of tofu, yet this recipe is so delicious I go back to it all the time. Here I’ve combined tofu with the flavours of India and China to create a truly multicultural dish. 45 minutes SERVES 2 200g tofu, cut into triangles 1 tsp cornflour 3 tsp grated fresh root ginger 6 garlic cloves, grated 5 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli flakes...
This week we talk to Stuart Macdonald the founder of ManiLife https://mani-life.com/   You moved to Argentina for a year in 2015, what inspired you on this trip to start ManiLife?   I started working with a peanut butter social enterprise, distributing the stuff to soup kitchens. Nutritionally it was pretty magic (and it also tasted a lot better than the stuff  I remembered from back home) so that sparked an...
CHILLI DHAL FRITTERS GATEAUX PIMENTS , MAURITIUS   These crunchy, spicy lentil balls, similar to falafel or Indian ʻvadaʼ, are one of the most popular street food snacks, or ʻgajacksʼ, in Mauritius. Yellow split peas are soaked in water overnight so they plump up and are easier to crush. They are then spiked with plenty of green chillies and fresh coriander before being rolled into small balls and deep fried. Eat them...
A wonderful recipe from Selina Periampillai who has just recently released her cookbook, The Island Kitchen . Below you'll find a recipe for sticky chicken wings CHICKEN WINGS WITH TOMATOES MBAWA YA TOMATI , COMOROS & MAYOTTE   These sticky chicken wings are irresistibly good. On the islands, street-side vendors grill them over charcoal, but at home they can be made in a saucepan. I have added smoked paprika to give...
Gabagools have relocated to Wembley Boxpark, you may have had their sandwiches at some of our events! The Melanzana - which has featured as one of LDN's best sandwiches includes a to die for vegan pesto.  Ingredients: 25g nutritional yeast 25g roasted cashew nuts 50g basil 1 x garlic clove 75ml olive oil   Method: 1. Whizz all of the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.  - We...
To me, parfait is one of the most versatile things you can make. It's great for impressing at dinner parties, something fast and effective to whip up in the kitchen at work when you find yourself short on time & it's absolutely delicious.  Base recipe. Ingredients: 5 egg yolks 100g caster sugar 40ml water 500ml Double cream 20ml brandy/rum (optional) Flavourings/mix ins of your choice.   ...
Each newsletter we will be interviewing a independent producer who is smashing life. This week we talk to David Holton from Blackwoods Cheese Company .   How did Blackwoods Cheese company start? Myself and two friends that I grew up with and had all worked at our local dairy at some stage in our lives, all found ourselves living in the UK. Some still working working with cheese, some not. We couldn’t find any Persian...
Rosie Mackean , ex-Murano stunned the crowd at our PASTA & THAT event with her Tonnarelli Baccalà. Enjoy the recipe!   SERVES 4 FOR THE PASTA DOUGH Ingredients Pasta Dough:  200g Semolina Rimacinata  200g 00 Pasta Flour 4 Rich yolk eggs (St Ewe's) Extra flour/semolina for dusting The Sauce:  100ML Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2 salted anchovies 250G Salt cod...
Ray O'Connor and Jorgia Van Kan are off travelling the world before settling over in Zealand. Ray was the opening Head Chef at the infamous Padella with queues dominating the streets, Jorgia was one of the chefs at neighbourhood favourite and sister restaurant, Trullo. Together they demo'ed the dish of everyones dreams, Cacio e pepe. Find the recipe below:      Pasta Dough 650g bread flour 250 ml...
Each newsletter we will be interviewing a independent producer who is smashing life. This week we talk to Mat Atkinson from Cobble Lane Cured https://www.cobblelanecured.com Full interview:   What inspired the switch from butchery to making cured meats for a living?    We wanted to do something that went a bit further than traditional British butchery, using the experience and skills...