Black Truffle

Blown away by a Globular Mass

Last Saturday at the local market I stumbled across a purveyor…
Shakhshūkha in the Wind

The Shakhshūkha is Blowin' in the Wind

I haven’t written anything on this blog for a few months or…
Five Spice
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The Secret of Chinese Five-Spice

The world is host to some of the most incredibly exotic, flavoursome,…
Pudding Mix with Homemade Marmalade

168 Year Old Christmas Pudding

I have never made a traditional Christmas pudding before. Why?…
India Roadside Food

Indian Bus Ride - Agra to Jaipur

This is a true story and one of many from my travels in India…
Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes aka Sunchokes

Opening this series of ingredients is the disfigured but delicious…
White Sourdough Loaf

The Day My Starter Died

Recently my sourdough starter passed away. Through neglect and…
Parmesan Cheese - Umami

Umami - A Taste for All

“I don't know, zhey are my grandfather’s”, was the reply,…

The Amazing Mirepoix

How can three humble vegetables have such a profound effect on…
Draining the Octopus after Long, Slow Cooking

Cooking Octopus, Squid and Cuttlefish

If you have ever had a deep or passing interest into the reason…