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How to Avoid Holiday Food Traps

How to Avoid Holiday Food Traps

Given the run of recent weather, most of us are probably planning the Great Summer Getaway. The promise of sunshine, sea and good food is something to look forward to,… Read more »

Why are Belgian chocolates the best in the world?

Why are Belgian chocolates the best in the world?

Every country’s got their thing; the thing that they do better than anyone else in the world. The Japanese have sushi, Canada has poutine and the Italians have pasta. And… Read more »

Why you won’t be getting chocolate on St Valentine’s day – if you’re a Japanese woman

Why you won’t be getting chocolate on St Valentine’s day – if you’re a Japanese woman

Chocolate truly is the food of love. Research has found that it contains chemicals such as phenylethylamine and anandamide, which have a similar effect on the brain to marijuana and… Read more »

Mexico

Mexico

After an – ahem – short absence we’re back with a biggie – Mexico. There’s that old joke about Mexican food being just different ways of folding things – culinary… Read more »

Deep Fried Eggs With Peanut Chilli Sauce – Studio Snack #1

Deep Fried Eggs With Peanut Chilli Sauce – Studio Snack #1

Pretty much every week I have a music night with my friend Jim up in the studio. Inevitably I get home around midnight ravenously hungry – you can speculate why…. Read more »

Pass The Port

Pass The Port

Cheese’s little red friend drops a velvet curtain on dinner like nothing else and this magical drink of Portugal’s spectacularly rocky Douro Valley, (a world heritage site) is a joy… Read more »

Is Peruvian Food The Next Big Thing?

Is Peruvian Food The Next Big Thing?

Ponchos, Pan-pipes and Paddington; that’s Peru in a nutshell, isn’t it? Well, not quite, although, to be fair, it’s not one of those countries you instantly associate with food. Japan… Read more »

Japan

Japan

Week five – and our randomly chosen country is Japan! It’s one of the “big” cuisines of the world and a slightly daunting culinary challenge to cook at home due… Read more »

Greece

Greece

Week four – and our randomly chosen country is Greece! I whooped when that pretty blue and white flag came up as I knew we were on safe ground with… Read more »

Peru

Peru

Pasties, Pisco and Purple Potatoes Week three – and our randomly chosen country is Peru! What springs to mind? Guinea pigs, llama, potatoes, mountains… when I canvassed opinion the most… Read more »

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